The School of Pharmacy recruits and employs high-caliber faculty who are leaders in their field of study. Since the University of Connecticut is a Research I institution, in addition to teaching, faculty members are actively engaged in research and other scholarship. Service and outreach activities are also valued and expected of all faculty members.
Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences conduct research in one of three disciplines — medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology/toxicology. In addition to teaching in the pharmaceutical sciences graduate programs and advising graduate students in their laboratories, faculty in this department may also teach courses for the students in the Doctor of Pharmacy [Pharm.D.] program.
In the Department of Pharmacy Practice, faculty teach the social and administrative sciences, as well as pharmacy practice coursework. Clinical faculty are involved in advanced scholarship training of residents and fellows in various clinical specialties including: cardiology, psychiatry, ambulatory care, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, geriatrics, infectious disease, oncology, pediatrics, and primary care. Faculty are actively involved in research and service projects.
The school is home to two endowed chairs – the Pfizer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology and the Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology – the Dr. Henry A. Palmer Endowed Professorship in Community Pharmacy Practice, two active University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors and four active University of Connecticut Teaching Fellows.