Dean McCarthy Will Return to the Faculty July 1st

Provost Mun Choi announced today that Dr. Robert McCarthy, after serving with distinction for 11 years, has decided to step down from his position as the dean of the School of Pharmacy and return to the faculty, effective June 30, 2013.  Dr. McCarthy has dedicated his career to advancing research and scholarship in health care policy and pharmacy ethics.  He is a nationally-recognized leader in pharmacy education and currently serves as the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education (NIPTE), a national consortium of ten universities focused on research and education in pharmaceutical technology.  In 2010, the American Pharmacists Association presented him with its Outstanding Dean Award.

During his tenure as dean, the School of Pharmacy has made significant progress toward becoming one of the nation’s premier colleges of pharmacy by establishing:

  • a nationally-recognized faculty with expertise in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology/toxicology, and pharmacy practice;
  •  the Pfizer and Boehringer-Ingelheim endowed chairs and Palmer endowed professorship;
  • new scholarships for pharmacy students;
  •  international collaborations with elite institutions in France, Spain, and China;
  •  dual degree programs with School of Business (Pharm.D./M.B.A.) and Program in Public Health (Pharm.D./M.P.H.) and;
  •  public policy initiatives through the Connecticut Pharmacy Leadership Group.

An interim dean will be named shortly and a national search will be conducted for our next academic leader in pharmacy.