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Summer 2015

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Magazine for Alumni and Friends

MARYLAND RISING The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Expertise, Influence, and Impact IN THIS ISSUE: FY ’14 ANNUAL REPORT

DEAN’S MESSAGE I’ve been thinking lately about the word “growth” and its definition in relation to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “progressive development,” which I think is an apt description of the School of Pharmacy during the last five years.

In 2010, we launched a five-year

strategic plan, which is coming to a close. It focused on newly defined mission areas of education, research, practice, environment, and entrepreneurship. The plan was created and defined with input from all of our faculty, staff, and students, and even with assistance from our alumni, preceptors, and Board of Visitors, who had the opportunity to participate in surveys and focus groups on the future of the School. The resulting plan set forth a very clear path for the School, one that I am happy to say we closely followed, achieving many of the goals along the way.

In this issue of Capsule, we have created a special section that highlights our achieve-

ments during the last five years — one that I hope demonstrates our growth, or progressive development, and instills a sense of pride in our alumni and friends in all that we have accomplished.

But while we have seen enormous growth during the last five years, we always strive for

improvement. We are again embarking on a new strategic planning process that will take the School of Pharmacy into the next decade. I have asked our faculty, staff, and students to think of aspirational and transformational goals to be included in the plan. We will be reaching out to you as well for your input.

My hope is that we never stop growing and that we continue to lead the way in phar-

macy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement in the state of Maryland and beyond.

In the spirit of expertise, influence, and impact,

Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP Dean and Professor Executive Director, University Regional Partnerships

MISSION The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy leads pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement in the state of Maryland and beyond. VISION We will achieve our mission by: • inspiring excellence in our students through a contemporary curriculum, innovative educational experiences, and strategic professional relationships. • advancing scientific knowledge across the spectrum of drug discovery, health services, and practice based and translational research with significant focus on collaborative partnerships. • expanding the impact of the pharmacist’s role on direct patient care and health outcomes. • building and nurturing relationships with all members of our community. • capitalizing on our entrepreneurial spirit to improve pharmaceutical research, practice, and education in Maryland and throughout the world. PLEDGE We are proud to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and leaders who are sought for our expertise. We earn our reputation with the highest standards of personal ethics and professional conduct. Students and education are central to everything we do. We engage the community; together, we contribute to the improved health of society. We celebrate the distinctive talents of our faculty, staff, and students. We honor our traditions and advocate for dynamic changes in pharmacy practice, education, and research. We create the future of pharmacy.

Capsule Contents University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Alumni Magazine

Summer 2015 Becky Ceraul, Capsule Editor Assistant Dean, Communications and Marketing School of Pharmacy Chris Zang, Assistant Director, Editorial Services Julie Bower, Assistant Director, Design Services University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Communications and Public Affairs Special thanks to the following contributors: Ken Boyden, JD, EdD Associate Dean Development and Alumni Affairs Malissa Carroll Web Content Specialist Dana Joyce Marketing Specialist Lisa Lebovitz, JD Assistant Dean Academic Affairs and Assessment Megan Moorefield Associate Director, Annual Giving and Special Gifts School of Pharmacy Student Government Association

We welcome your comments, news, and suggestions for articles. Send your ideas to Becky Ceraul at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 20 N. Pine St., Room N302, Baltimore, MD 21201. Email:; Telephone: 410-706-1690; Fax: 410-706-4012. Copyright © 2015 University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

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Students Have ‘Stellar Success’ on Residency Match Day

2015-2016 residents and fellows

On March 20, thousands of fourth-year student pharmacists across the country waited with bated breath as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists announced its Residency Match Day results. At the School of Pharmacy, 52 student pharmacists learned their fate as they matched to residency positions at institutions such as Johns Hopkins Hospital, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente, and Yale New Haven Health System. “I am thrilled by the stellar success rate the School had in the residency match program this year,” says Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP, professor and dean of the School of Pharmacy and executive vice president for University Regional Partnerships. “The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has achieved its highest success rate with this year’s match, with 52 students matching to postgraduate year [PGY] 1 positions across the country, which is an 84 percent match rate. Among the Big Ten pharmacy schools, we were third in total PGY1 matches and were eighth in total PGY1 matches among all pharmacy schools in the country. These are truly impressive statistics. I offer my congratulations to each of our students who matched and thank our many faculty and staff who worked with students to prepare them for residency interviews.” “Pharmacy residencies offer students a great opportunity to continue developing their knowledge and skills in an environment where they can be closely mentored by pharmacy professionals,” says Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD ’00, CGP, BCACP, FAPhA, associate dean for student affairs and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS). “The number of employers that require applicants to have one or two years of advanced training beyond the completion of


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their Doctor of Pharmacy [PharmD] degree continues to grow. To stay competitive in this advancing job market, students now actively seek opportunities to pursue residency training.” Over the years, pharmacy students have shown an increased interest in residency training to help them obtain more specialized roles within the health system setting. In 2010, 22 percent of graduates from the School of Pharmacy went on to pursue residency or fellowship training. In 2014, that percentage increased to 29 percent. One of the 52 fourth-year students at the School of Pharmacy to receive a residency match this year was Brittany Palasik, who will be doing a PGY1 general practice residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Palasik says that the School of Pharmacy curriculum has prepared her for the challenges of a residency. “The School of Pharmacy’s faculty members are experts in their fields and in the area of evidence-based medicine, which will be essential for me in making recommendations to the health care team and in choosing the best medication regimen for each of my patients. Also, the School provides an experiential learning curriculum that is vital to learning how to practice independently as a resident and as a pharmacist. I have had valuable experiences with preceptors who have mentored and coached me and given me the tools I need to succeed as a hospital resident.” The School of Pharmacy’s joint residency program with the University of Maryland Medical Center also had a successful match. Eighteen first- and second-year residents and fellows joined or continued in the program in July to advance their knowledge and skills in a number of specialty areas, including ambulatory care, cardiology, geriatrics, pain and palliative care, and psychiatry. “We also have two new fellows joining the program and our toxicology and instructional design fellows will be entering their last year of training in July,” says Kristin Watson, PharmD, BCPS, AQ Cardiology, associate professor in PPS and coordinator of the Residency and Fellowship Program at the School of Pharmacy. “Our residency and fellowship programs offer innovative educational, research, and practice settings in which residents and fellows can gain the knowledge and skills they need to become successful practicing pharmacists and obtain competitive positions in their respective specialties,” says Watson. “We are tremendously proud of this year’s successful match, and look forward to meeting all of our new residents and fellows this summer.” b

Study Aims to Develop Faster Techniques for Identifying Bacterial Infection Faculty members from the School of Pharmacy and the School of Dentistry have received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Services at the National Institutes of Health to create a bacterial library using mass spectrometry technology. The library, being developed by David Goodlett, PhD, the Isaac E. Emerson Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy, and Robert Ernst, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis at the School of Dentistry, will allow physicians to more quickly and accurately identify a patient’s infection, leading to better treatment. “Rapid and accurate pathogen detection and identification is sorely needed in hospitals and clinics to allow physicians to react and respond appropriately to potentially life-threatening infections,” says Goodlett. “So often we hear about patients who were given antibiotics for an infection that wasn’t properly diagnosed because of limitations with the diagnostic process. Antibiotics can be damaging to the kidneys and the bone and can lead to issues with antibiotic resistance, so we want to improve upon existing diagnostic tests in order to improve treatment.” The current methods for diagnosing bacterial infections that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration include biological culture, nucleic acid amplification, ribosomal protein sequence characterization, and genome sequencing. “Collectively, these methods are slow, require amplification of clinically obtained material, and are often significantly expensive and burdensome for diagnostic laboratory staff,” says Ernst. “Our study aims to create a library of chemically barcoded bacteria that can be checked to determine which infection a patient has. This will ultimately be faster, cheaper, and more accurate.” To improve the rapid and accurate diagnosis of bacterial infections, Goodlett and Ernst will use a mass spectrometry technique called matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization, or MALDI. “Through this study, we will develop, refine, and use ultra-small scale purification methodologies for the extraction of essential, high abundance lipids from Gram-positive and –negative bacteria, as well as fungi,” says Goodlett. “These lipids are found in all membranes of microbes and are a highly diverse set of molecules. This diversity forms the basis of our hypothesis that essential bacterial and fungal lipids constitute a chemical barcode that can be used to identify pathogens by

David Goodlett (left) and Robert Ernst.

mass spectrometry profiling.” Goodlett’s and Ernst’s preliminary data show that these lipid structures are unique and can be used as novel chemical barcodes for the identification of bacterial and fungal infections and resistance patterns to a subset of antibiotic and antimicrobial peptides. “Lipids will be analyzed by mass spectrometry with the results used to generate a mass spectral signature library of lipid ‘fingerprints’ from a wide variety of clinically relevant pathogens,” says Ernst. “The combined analysis of the protein and the lipid will provide a greater than 99 percent accuracy level in identifying bacteria from a variety of human samples.” To translate the technology fueling the bacterial library concept into commercially available products that benefit patients, Goodlett and Ernst are working with the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Office of Technology Transfer to identify companies interested in developing the needed software for the project and to assist with the development of assays to detect the bacteria. “Our office is very excited about this technology,” said Phil Robilotto, DO, MBA, assistant vice president of the Office of Technology Transfer at UMB and chief commercialization officer for UM Ventures. “Drs. Goodlett and Ernst are developing a truly novel point-of-care pathogen identification product. The BacLib detection system’s speed and ability to utilize clinical samples without culture makes the system extremely promising from both a patient care and commercial perspective.” b

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Center for Translational Medicine Receives $1.7 Million Gift-in-Kind

Ellen Leinfuss of Certara, Joga Gobburu, Daniel Weiner, Natalie D. Eddington, and Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD ’83, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, professor and former chair of PPS.

The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) at the School of Pharmacy received a $1.7 million gift-in-kind from Certara, a leading biosimulation company that provides technology-enabled solutions to the global biopharmaceutical industry. The gift consists of software and licenses that will be used in the center’s educational and research initiatives. “This gift brings together the CTM’s research, clinical, and educational expertise with Certara’s IT infrastructure with the ultimate goal of generating new, innovative approaches to improve population health,” said Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP, professor and chair of the School of Pharmacy and executive director of University Regional Partnerships. “The collaboration between academia and industry is one that leads to new and improved treatments for chronic and acute diseases. “On our own, it is difficult to move scientific concepts for new drugs and improved drug delivery techniques into the hands of those who need them most — the patients. Working together and harnessing our collective ingenuity, we are more likely to make a significant and real impact on human health. I am proud of the Center for Translational Medicine’s partnership with Certara and offer my thanks and gratitude for the support Certara has shown to the School.” The CTM was founded in the School’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) in 2011 by Joga Gobburu, PhD, MBA, FCP, a professor in PPS who came to the School from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The center analyzes and summarizes data from experiments and clinical trials using quantitative disease, drug, and trial models with a goal of reducing the time it takes to bring a drug to market. Its quantitative models, along with cutting-edge development techniques such as adaptive and enrichment trials, are integrated into tools that drug developers, regulatory agencies, and other


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research organizations can use to guide decisions pertaining to “go/no-go,” dosage, patient population, design, endpoint, analyses, and therapeutics choices. Certara’s support of the CTM dates to 2012, when it named the CTM as one of its Centers of Excellence, a designation that provides opportunities for collaboration among the two groups through topical lectures and webinars on the application of model-based approaches to improve drug development knowledge and decision-making. Certara’s recent gift is in the form of a software platform called Phoenix, which is being used to teach pharmacometrics principles to students enrolled in the School’s online Master of Science in Pharmacometrics program. Vijay Ivaturi, PhD, a research associate professor in PPS who works with Phoenix, says the software is one of the best tools to teach these concepts. “It makes learning easy due to its graphical user interface and the vertical alignment of features such as data preparation, modeling, and diagnostics. It has become an extremely valuable tool in our master’s program.” According to Certara, a published paper and survey from the International Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development published by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in February 2015 stated that Phoenix WinNonlin was used by 100 percent of the leading pharmaceutical companies surveyed to support preclinical drug research. “Certara’s partnership with the Center for Translational Medicine at the School of Pharmacy is a wonderful example of industry-academic collaboration,” said Daniel Weiner, PhD, MS, a scientific advisor at Certara. “The CTM brings a unique regulatory and academic perspective on what the needs of its students are and how to work with us to address those needs. Certara brings a long history of developing scientific software and consulting in the support of model-based drug development. “Students in the MS in Pharmacometrics program get the benefit of working with our dynamic software, and we get the benefit of receiving feedback on how to improve it. This collaboration also helps build the next cohort of pharmacometric scientists, a profession that is growing within the drug development industry.” Certara’s customers include hundreds of biopharmaceutical companies around the globe, together with several regulatory agencies. Certara’s solutions, which span the discovery, preclinical, and clinical stages of drug development, enable datadriven decisions, leading to more precisely designed trials with a reduced risk of failure and improved safety. b

New CE Partnership with MedChi Focuses on Physician Dispensing The Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions (CIPS) at the School of Pharmacy has partnered with MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to offer continuing education courses for physicians who dispense medications to patients at their practices. This partnership comes after the passage of a new law in the state that will require physicians who want to dispense medications at their practices to complete a number of continuing medical education credits specific to the practice of dispensing. “As leaders in pharmacy practice, faculty at the School of Pharmacy and CIPS are committed to improving patients’ health through innovation, collaboration, and advocacy,” says Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP, dean and professor of the School and executive director of University Regional Partnerships. “We are proud to partner with MedChi to provide physicians across the state of Maryland with thorough training on proper medication dispensing practices. The cutting-edge continuing education courses taught by members of our faculty will not only support dispensing physicians in their successful completion of the requirements under the new state law, but also promote consistency and high-quality dispensing of prescription medications in all settings across the state of Maryland.” MedChi and CIPS are working collaboratively to develop six or more continuing education modules that will be released for physicians across the state in four phases. The modules, collectively titled the “Physician Dispensing in Maryland Educational Series,” have been designed and will be delivered by the CIPS Knowledge Enterprise — an innovative online learning platform that offers a convenient way for health care professionals to advance their knowledge, enhance their clinical practice skills, and sharpen their competitive edge. “MedChi is thrilled to partner with the medication experts at the School of Pharmacy to provide top-notch continuing education on dispensing practices for physicians across the state of Maryland,” says Gene M. Ransom III, JD, CEO of MedChi. “MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, is pleased the program has been approved by the Maryland

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Board of Physicians to fulfill the state’s new dispensing education requirement. MedChi remains dedicated to serving as Maryland’s foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients, and the public health. This new collaboration promotes public health by helping physicians and pharmacists work collaboratively to serve the best interests of their patients.” Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD ’83, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the School and executive director of CIPS, adds, “CIPS’ partnership with MedChi represents a crucial step toward providing more team-based care for patients in the state of Maryland. Collaborations such as this between physicians and pharmacists help to ensure that we provide optimal use of the therapeutic agents that are available, as well as reinforce the importance of medication safety and continuity of care. We are looking forward to future collaborative efforts with MedChi to continue improving the health of Maryland citizens.” Under the new state law, physicians will be required to complete 10 Continuing Medical Education credits on proper dispensing practices within five years of submitting or renewing their permit to dispense medications at their practices, beginning in 2018. For more information about the continuing education courses available through the partnership between CIPS and MedChi, please visit b

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New Department Chairs Appointed Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP, dean and professor of the School of Pharmacy, has appointed Paul Shapiro, PhD, and Jill Morgan, PharmD, as respective chairs of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) and the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS). Their appointments follow the stepping down of Paul Shapiro former chairs Andrew Coop, PhD, and Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD ’83, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, who both returned to their full-time faculty positions at the School. “Drs. Coop and Rodriguez de Bittner have been trusted advisors in my role as dean. I will miss their input and expertise, but look forward to all that they are sure to accomplish in the future,” says Eddington. Jill Morgan “Drs. Shapiro and Morgan are proven leaders at the School of Pharmacy who have both held significant administrative positions during their tenure here. I have every confidence they will be successful department chairs, as they are both admired and respected by faculty in PPS and PSC, by our students, and by our staff colleagues.” Morgan, an associate professor in PPS, joined the School in 2001 as an assistant professor. She previously served as associate dean for student affairs from 2005 to 2013 where she oversaw the recruitment, admissions, academic progression, and graduation of our Doctor of Pharmacy students. She also served as faculty advisor for the School’s Student Government Association and for numerous student organizations. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Morgan practices at the University of Maryland


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Medical Center’s Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic and is the pharmacist at the interprofessional pediatric gastroenterology clinic of UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD. She is also director of the University of Maryland’s PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency program. She most recently led the development of the School’s PharmTechX Program for advanced pharmacy technician training. Her research interests include asthma, community pharmacy related to pediatric patients, immunizations, transitions of care for pediatric patients, and interprofessional education. Morgan was recognized in 2014 with the University System of Maryland Faculty Award for Mentoring and in 2013 as the Maryland Pharmacists Association’s Mentor of the Year. Shapiro, a faculty member since 1999 and PSC’s vice chair of academic affairs, received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his PhD in molecular physiology and biophysics from the University of Vermont. He completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research focuses on protein kinases and their role in regulating signaling pathways that control cellular functions and dysregulation of protein kinases during disease. Specific areas of research focus on the discovery and development of novel small molecules that inhibit the extracellular signalregulated kinases (ERK1/2) and p38 MAP kinases and provide the rationale for clinical applications of these molecules in treating cancer or inflammatory disease. He previously has served as the School’s associate dean for research and graduate studies and director of the PSC PhD program and has extensive service on numerous departmental and School committees, in addition to mentorship of PharmD and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Shapiro will be supported as department chair by the addition of two new program chairs within the department following a strategic realignment of PSC’s faculty around two distinct areas of expertise — Chemical and Biological Discovery and Experimental and Translational Therapeutics. Angela Wilks, PhD, professor, will serve as program chair for Chemical and Biological Discovery and Hongbing Wang, PhD, associate professor, will be program chair for Experimental and Translational Therapeutics. 

Laurels Chanel Agness-Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP, and Hongbing Wang, PhD, have been named the School’s American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Teachers of the Year. AgnessWhittaker and her colleagues from the statewide MedCheck Passport Team have been named one of Health Literacy Maryland’s Health Literacy Heroes for their work to develop the “Med-Check Toolkit: Smart Medicine Management for Older Adults.” Robert Beardsley, PhD, MS; Stuart Haines, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM; Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD ’86, MA, BCPS, CPE; and James Trovato, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, FASHP, were named to the 25 Top Pharmacy Professors list by the Medical Technology Schools blog. Nicole Brandt, PharmD ’97, BCPP, CGP, and Catherine Cooke, PharmD, received a Platinum Award from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy for their research on compliance with requirements for medication therapy management program information on Medicare Part D plan websites. Andrew Coop, PhD, has been named a fellow of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Peter Doshi, PhD, received a 2015 AACP New Investigator Award.

Steven Fletcher, PhD, received a U.S. patent for “Amphipathic and Other Double-sided Alpha-helix Mimetics Based on a 1,2-Dephenylacetylene.” He also has been named president-elect of the School’s Faculty Assembly. Jeffrey Gonzales, PharmD, received a 2014 Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation and has been appointed chair of its Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Education Committee.

the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD ’86, MA, BCPS, CPE, was named Teacher of the Year by the School’s graduating Class of 2015. She also has been appointed to the Maryland Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board. Sarah Michel, PhD, has been named president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Faculty Senate.

Stephen Hoag, PhD, has been appointed to the Food and Drug Administration’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee.

Jill Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, has been named chair-elect of the AACP’s Administrative Services Section.

Amy Ives, PharmD ’93, has been elected secretary of the AACP’s Laboratory Special Interest Group and has been named chair-elect of the Eastern States Residency Conference.

Brent Reed, PharmD, BCPS, has been appointed to the Advocacy Coordinating Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD ’00, CGP, BCACP, FAPhA, received the Mentor of the Year Award from the Maryland Pharmacists Association at its annual meeting in June.

Charmaine Rochester, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, BCACP, received a 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Faculty Diversity Recognition Award from UMB for her volunteer work with two organizations that assist victims of human trafficking. She also received the Maryland Reserve Corps Best Practice Award from the Maryland Board of Pharmacy’s Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Raymond Love, PharmD ’77, BCPP, FASHP, has been appointed to a five-year term on the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention’s Expert Committee on Health Care Quality. Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA, has been named to the Board of Directors of

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD ’83, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s International Commission. Linda Simoni-Wastila, PhD, MSPH, BSPharm, has been appointed to UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture. Nathaniel Thomas, academic coordinator in the Office of Experiential Learning, was named UMB’s May Employee of the Month. Deanna Tran, PharmD ’11, was named the School’s Student Government Association Faculty Advisor of the Year. She also has been named a UMB Community-Based Engagement and Learning Faculty Fellow. Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP, dean and professor and executive director of University Regional Partnerships, has been voted chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) Council of Deans. Her volunteer appointment began in July 2015, and she will become chair of the council in July 2016. Eddington was elected by her fellow members of the Council of Deans, which is comprised of deans and leaders of AACP’s 125 member schools and colleges of pharmacy. The group works to identify and address important issues related to the conduct of professional, post-professional, and graduate education, research, and service in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. summe r 201 5


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In 2010, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy cut the ribbon to Pharmacy Hall Addition, ushering in a new era of expansion. That same year, we launched a new strategic plan that would guide the School through the next five years. The role of pharmacy and the pharmacist in health care is evolving, and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy remains at the forefront of the evolution, anticipating the needs of the profession and developing academic, research, and practice programs that are innovative and proactive. Five years later, we reflect on the tremendous growth that has taken place in each of our strategic areas: education, practice, research, entrepreneurship, and environment.






For the last 10 years or so, pharmacists have been more involved in patient-directed care. We have incorporated into our academic programs more experiences where students are interacting with patients. These include programs where students are tested on their ability to effectively communicate, provide care, and be clear in their interaction with patients in a culturally sensitive manner. — DEAN NATALIE D. EDDINGTON, PHD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP


Despite rigorous competition for PharmD students in Maryland, both the quality and quantity of applicants to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have remained consistent: CLASS




2011 1,220






2013 959



2014 1,232








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Average PharmD class acceptance rate



UMSOP in Baltimore


UMSOP at Shady Grove





Noted as one of the best programs of its kind in the country by an external group of reviewers during its 2014 University System of Maryland program review



30 FALL 2012


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Shady Grove has enabled the School to create new and enhanced partnerships in the Washington, D.C., region, including:


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FALL 2014

52 UMSOP PharmD graduates matched

to postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency training positions, an 84 percent match rate

Residency programs are growing in popularity as pharmacy students seek training to help them obtain more specialized roles within the health system setting. The School of Pharmacy, in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center, is home to 16 ASHP-accredited PGY1 and PGY2 residencies and fellowships.

The PharmD program has been offered at the Universities at Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Md., since 2007. A quarter of all of the School’s PharmD graduates are trained at Shady Grove.



Greatest percentage of successful PGY1 matches among Big Ten pharmacy schools Among the top 10 in total number of PGY1 matches of all U.S. pharmacy schools






26 PharmD graduates reported

matching to residency or fellowship training

American Pharmacists Association Food and Drug Administration Holy Cross Hospital MedImmune, Inc. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Mercy Health Clinic National Institutes of Health

■ Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County ■ Shady Grove Adventist Hospital ■ Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

DISTANCE EDUCATION ON THE RISE Distance-learning technology brings learning to those off-site. There has been a rise in the number of distance education credit courses offered from both the PharmD and the master’s degree programs:













Interprofessional education (IPE) remains a priority at the School of Pharmacy. In Maryland and nationally, pharmacists have an increasing role on health care teams due to the Affordable Care Act and their ability to serve the complex needs of diverse patient populations The School joined the Universitywide Center for IPE, with Heather Congdon, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, associate professor of pharmacy practice and science and assistant dean for Shady Grove, as its co-director. Each year, students, faculty, and staff from across the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) gather for UMB’s annual IPE Day. During the event, faculty and students work in teams on realistic and complex patient scenarios.

25% of the School’s students and faculty have

participated in IPE Day each year since its launch. Participation will soon be a requirement for all second-year PharmD students.

An increasing number of School of Pharmacy faculty are pursuing IPE collaborations such as team teaching and developing course material with someone affiliated with another University System of Maryland (USM) institution, going from 23 percent in 2010 to 38 percent in 2014

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PRACTICE As a leader in pharmacy practice, the School of Pharmacy improves the health of people through innovation, collaboration, and advocacy. Faculty provide specialized pharmacy services at a wide range of locations, including outpatient clinics, hospital units, mental health institutions, skilled nursing care facilities, community pharmacies, and academic health science centers. These practitioners have pioneered new roles for pharmacists in advanced clinical practice by supporting and teaching patients, students, residents, and health care practitioners regarding the best use of medicines. Innovative programs developed at the School of Pharmacy have taken root and grown throughout the state because they work — empowering patients while improving clinical outcomes, decreasing costs, and enhancing continuity of care.









2012 24




2013 32




2014 39




2015* 39






Practice sites, practice hours, and patient encounters — 2011 to 2015:


*Estimated based on six months of available data


The Maryland Patients, Pharmacists, Partnerships (P3) Program, begun in 2006 and directed by Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and science, is an important model of the power of community partnerships. Through the program, specially trained pharmacist coaches apply a model of care that provides step-by-step guidance in medication adherence, lifestyle changes, and self-care skills. Among its accomplishments over the last five years: EXPANSION TO MARYLAND, GEORGIA, TEXAS, VIRGINIA, LOUISIANA, AND CALIFORNIA


Led by Raymond Love, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and science

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Prior authorization and prescriber education for Medicaid Collect baseline patient data Educate prescribers about key issues Approve, negotiate or deny authorization 60% DECREASE IN POLYPHARMACY MORE THAN 40% DECREASE IN ANTIPSYCHOTIC USE MORE THAN $6


Pilot project offered to 5,000 state of Maryland employees in 2014



Recognized with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s Pinnacle Award

2012 Recognition in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program guide as national model for patientpharmacists partnerships

MARYLAND POISON CENTER – AN EVOLVING RESOURCE In addition to providing a valuable service to the community, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the last 43 years, the Maryland Poison Center, directed by Bruce Anderson, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and science, partnered in 2015 with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Overdose Response Program to track the administration of naloxone, a medication used to treat opioid overdoses.



48,407 31,055 human exposures 17,352 animal exposures and requests for information

Led by Lauren Hynicka, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science

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Very costly regimens Rapidly evolving evidence for the standard of care and best practices Medicaid, managed care organizations (MCOs), and the School of Pharmacy have developed prescribing and usage criteria School of Pharmacy reviews data from MCO claims to Medicaid to ensure they meet the criteria

Early results show cost savings and treatment durations dropping from 24 weeks to 12 weeks

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM The School’s Mental Health Program (MHP), directed by Raymond Love, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and science, partners with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to improve medication use and safety for patients who are served by Behavioral Health Administration facilities or Maryland Medicaid Pharmacy Program. Faculty and staff members coordinate and provide clinical and distributive pharmacy services to state psychiatric facilities, developmental disabilities, county behavioral health, and substance abuse programs.

Buprenorphine/naloxone maintenance clinic employing collaborative drug therapy management with advanced practice pharmacist


appointment adherence rate

100% six-month retention rate month retention 73% 12 rate per urine bu98% adherence prenorphine testing drug screens negative 88% urine for opioids (non-buprenorphine)

RESEARCH The FDA has carved out funding for research projects that address issues they’re seeing in the use of medication. The results of those studies led to the FDA developing guidances that pharmaceutical companies and regulators use to sell drugs. The School of Pharmacy has been involved in a number of FDA grants focusing on clinical studies related to generic drugs and drug delivery. — DEAN NATALIE D. EDDINGTON, PHD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP



The School of Pharmacy is pursuing a partnership with Hospital 57357, a pediatric cancer hospital in Cairo, Egypt, to work with its leaders and those from the affiliated Health Sciences Academy to develop training, education, research, and practice opportunities for its pharmacists and researchers.

The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging aims to improve drug therapy for aging adults; produce new scientific knowledge with practical applications for improving the outcomes of pharmaceutical care for older adults; and provide information on best practices in geriatric pharmacotherapy.

In May 2015, UMB signed a MOU with Ajou University in South Korea on behalf of the School of Pharmacy to promote areas of mutual interest in faculty exchange, joint research, and drug development and drug harmonization activities.

Producing nearly 150 peer-reviewed publications in the last five years, the Lamy Center has established a national reputation for high-quality research, particularly in the areas of Medicare drug policy, nursing home pharmacy, and medication quality and adherence in elderly patients with chronic disease. Funding totaled more than

Partner Organizations

$10 million

• US/Thai Consortium for the Development of Pharmacy Education • Shanghai Jiao Tong University • Medical Counter Measures Against Radiological and Nuclear Threats


• University of Antwerp

from a large variety of sources including NIH, NIA, AHRQ, other federal agencies, state government, Baltimore City, foundations, and private industry

were funded during the last five years to research aging-related issues

• Chonbuk National University • The Research Network • Ukranian National University of Pharmacy • Chinese Bureau of Drugs and Medicine • Botanical Society of Yunnan

Bruce Stuart, PhD, professor of pharmaceutical health services research and executive director of the center, was selected to serve as a commissioner on the Congressional Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) 2008-2012. Nicole Brandt, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and science, was named president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists for 2015-2016 and served on Beers Criteria panel in 2012.

• Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission • Guangixi University of Chinese Medicine • Oman Pharmacy Institute • Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network


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The School of Pharmacy is spearheading a close collaboration among researchers from UMB’s schools of pharmacy, medicine, nursing, social work, dentistry, and law, the University of Maryland, College Park, community associations, churches, advocacy groups, hospitals, health care systems, and, of course, patients.



The program, called PATIENTS (PATient-cenof TreatmentS) received a $5

million grant

from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2013 and is directed by C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, professor and chair of pharmaceutical health services research.

The University of Maryland established a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI) with an initial $1 million grant from the FDA. The center is co-directed by James Polli, PhD, professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

M-CERSI, with its collaboration among academia, industry, and government, provides a unique opportunity to impact patient health.

School of Pharmacy’s MS in Regulatory Science launched, which prepares students to meet the increasing demand for skilled regulatory scientists.



The School has seen continued growth in its overall grant and contract funding and in the diversity of its funding sources. The School’s success in obtaining NIH grants remains a point of pride, with more than $5 million in funding from the NIH in FY14











Over the last five years, the School has secured nearly

$6 million in grants and contracts from the Food and Drug Administration for projects such as:

examining formulation effects on abuse deterrence properties in solid oral dosage forms of opioids developing quantitative pharmacometric models to advance the evaluation of generic drugs, specifically in the areas of narrow therapeutic index (NTI) drugs, generic drug substitutability, and post-marketing risk assessment examining the effectiveness of brand versus generic iron medications used to treat anemia in kidney disease patients pharmacokinetic studies of epileptic drugs post-marketing surveillance of generic drug usage and substitution patterns heat effect on generic transdermal drug delivery systems


The Mass Spectrometry Center, directed by Maureen Kane, PhD, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, provides expertise, methodology, and instrumentation to School of Pharmacy researchers and the global research community through its proteomics, metabolomics, and imaging capabilities.





The Center helped UMB researchers secure $98 million in grants, contracts, and subcontracts in FY14




ENTREPRENEURSHIP Our focus on entrepreneurship allows faculty to be directly responsible for developing technology and provides new, nontraditional funding for the School. There’s an important educational component, too, that students can learn about the process of entrepreneurship and understanding it as a possible career path. — DEAN NATALIE D. EDDINGTON, PHD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP




David Goodlett, PhD Deurion and Pataigin Alex MacKerell, PhD SILCSBio Audra Stinchcomb, PhD Alltranz and F6 Bio

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Formed Center for Translational Medicine (CTM), directed by Joga Gobburu, PhD, professor of pharmacy practice and science


Started the Master of Science in Pharmacometrics


CTM received a $1.7 million in-kind gift from Certara to aid in its educational and research initiatives.


CTM received $1.2 million in FDA grants to support the development of quantitative pharmacometric models to advance the evaluation of generic drugs.


CONTINUING EDUCATION The School maintains an emphasis on continuing education (CE) for pharmacy practitioners.

CE participation reached an all-time high in 2014





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80% 90% 85% 58%


School of Pharmacy students have always been well-prepared to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom and the laboratory to postgraduate jobs in the workforce. But with the stubborn recession that descended on the American workforce in 2008 came a much tighter job market, including in the pharmacy profession.



We’ve had an explosion of new schools of pharmacy and

Job readiness activities include resume and CV writing workshops, mock interviewing sessions with alumni, internship, residency and career fairs, research career roundtables, visits to industry, and more.

More than 1,500 students participated in almost 60 events from 2012 to 2014.

with that there has been a decrease in the total number of pharmacy positions around the country. We thought it was important to develop a program focused on career development and professionalism skills. — DEAN NATALIE D. EDDINGTON, PHD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP

MAJOR FACULTY APPOINTMENTS AND STUDENT AWARDS Sampling of Faculty and Staff Appointments from the Last Five Years Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education President Member, International Commission Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Standing member, study section Alumni Association International President-elect American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Founding chair, Pharmacotherapy Special Interest Group American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Board member Chair-elect, Council of Deans Chair, Student Services SIG Chair, Ethics SIG Chair, Research and Graduate Affairs Standing Committee Chair, Professional Affairs Committee Chair-elect, Administrative Services Section Member-at-large, Eastern Region of the Administration and Finance SIG Robert K. Chalmers Teacher of the Year Awards Excellence in Assessment Award American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Fellows Executive Council member- at-large Distinguished Service Award American Association of Poison Control Centers Chair, Research Awards Committee American College of Clinical Pharmacy Fellows Secretary/Treasurer, Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network American Heart Association Fellow American Pain Society Member, Educational Advisory Board American Pharmacists Association Member, Foundation Board of Directors

Member, Community Pharmacy Advisory Panel Member, Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Awards Standing Committee Fellow Member, New Practitioners Network’s Education and Professional Development Standing Committee Members, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science Communications Standing Committee Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award Distinguished New Practitioner Award American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Chair, Pharmacometrics and Pharmacokinetics Section American Society for Pharmacy Law President American Society of Consultant Pharmacists President-elect Fellow Member, Pharmacy Educators Council Member, Maryland Chapter Board of Directors George F. Archambault Award American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Fellow Chair, House of Delegates Member, Board of Directors Member, Section Advisory Group American Society of Pain Educators President Member, Board of Directors Fellow Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pharmacist special member Member, Practice Analysis Taskforce in Cardiology College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists President-elect

College on Problems of Drug Dependence Board member Fellow Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Trials Network Member, proposals and grants review committee Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care Board member Eastern States Residency Advisory Board Member Chair-elect, Residency Conference Editorial Entities American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, editorial board Value in Health, co-editor-in- chief Pharmacoeconomics, editorial board Ethnicity & Disease, editorial board Drug Metabolism and Disposition, associate editor Pharmacotherapy, science editor Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, assistant editor Food and Drug Law, editorial board Journal of Gerontological Nursing, column editor Practical Pain Management, editorial board British Medical Journal, associate editor Pharmacy Today, editorial board Caring for the Ages, pharmacy columnist Food and Drug Administration Advisory committee members Health Literacy Maryland Coalition Secretary, Executive Committee International Pharmaceutical Federation Member, Section Advisory Council Leader, Continuing Professional Development Domain

IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THE NUMBER OF NATIONAL RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE FOR BOTH FACULTY AND STUDENTS HAS NEARLY DOUBLED. International Society for National Academy of Practice Pharmacoepidemiology Distinguished Practitioners Fellow Chair, Pharmacy Academy International Society for National Center for Youth Law Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Member, Board of Directors Research National Commission for Member, Task Force Certification Chair, Student Chapter Committee member, Geriatric Faculty Advisor Council Pharmacy Exam Development International Society of Quantum National Hospice and Palliative Care Biology and Pharmacology Organization Member, Advisory Board Member, Part D Medication Maryland Board of Pharmacy Relatedness National Commissioner-at-large Working Group Maryland Council for Overdose National Institute for Pharmaceutical Prevention Technology and Education Member Chair, Board of Directors Maryland Department of Health and National Institutes of Health Mental Hygiene Chair, Study Section Subcommittee member, Members, Study Sections Maryland Health Care Reform Network 2000 Coordinating Council Vice president Executive committee Obesity Society member, Asthma Control Member, Early Career program Investigator Committee Maryland Medicaid Drug Utilization Oregon State University Review Board Icon of Pharmacy Award Member Palliative Care Research Cooperative Maryland Pharmacists Association Member President Pharmacy Quality Alliance Honorary president Member, Mental Health Trustee Work Group Co-chair, New Practitioners Member, Board of Directors Network Quality Health Foundation Maryland Public Health Association Member, Board of Directors President Sleep Research Society Maryland Society of Health-System Member, Membership and Pharmacists Communication Committee President Society of Critical Care Medicine Members, Board of Directors Task force member Chair, committees Chair, Clinical Pharmacy Maryland State Advisory Council on and Pharmacology Arthritis and Related Diseases Education Subcommittee Member Third International Conference on Maryland State Advisory Council on Microneedles Heart Disease and Stroke Chair Chair United States Pharmacopeia Maryland State Council for End of Convention Life Care Member, expert committee Committee member University of Rhode Island College Maryland State Overdose Advisory of Pharmacy Council Member, Advisory Board Member University System of Maryland Medicare Payment Advisory Council of University System Commission Staff, Co-secretary Member

SIGNIFICANT STUDENT HONORS FROM THE LAST FIVE YEARS: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Services Research Dissertation Award American Chemical Society Fellowships American College of Clinical Pharmacy Wayne A. Colburn Award American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowships American Pharmacists Association’s Operation Heart and Operation Immunization Region 2 Award American Society of Consultant Pharmacists’

Maryland Chapter Student of the Year American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Student Leadership Award Baltimore Albert Schweitzer Fellowships CVS Caremark Outstanding Intern Award Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network Podium Award International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Distinguished Service Award Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy

Fraternity Outstanding Collegiate Chapter and Outstanding Alumni Chapter Lee B. Lusted Student Prize in Applied Health Economics from the Society of Medical Decision Making MedImmune Fellowships National Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Outstanding Community Service Award and Collegiate Chapter of the Year National Institutes of Health Training Grants National Research Service Fellowships

Script Your Future National Medication Adherence Team Challenge Winners U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Paul Ambrose Scholar United States Pharmacopeia Research Fellowships University of Maryland, Baltimore County Meyerhoff Fellowships University of Maryland, Baltimore President’s Fellowships World Health Organization Internships


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Introducing The Benchmark Society Because your loyalty makes a difference… Giving to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy always makes a difference.

33+ Years of Giving* LANE ZANGWILL, BSP ’78 “As president of my pharmacy school class, Dr. Dean Leavitt ‘roped’ me into taking part in the School’s annual phonathon. That experience had a profound impact on me. I’ve made a gift to the School every year since my graduation. I enjoy giving back to the School that has given me so much.”

33+ Years of Giving* GEORGE VOXAKIS, BSP ’58, PHARMD ’96 “The pharmacy profession has been very good to me, and going to pharmacy school was the best decision I ever made. I am fortunate to have had two wonderful mentors in Dr. Dean Leavitt and former Dean William Kinnard, who both instilled in me a sense of the importance of supporting the School and that by doing so you support its future.”

To celebrate and recognize the value of consistent giving, the School of Pharmacy has recently established

The Benchmark Society to honor our most

33+ Years of Giving*

loyal consecutive giving donors. Membership is open


to those donors who have given to the School of Pharmacy each year for the past five or more years. Become a member of The

“It’s always been important to me to support education. Helping those who are unable to afford a pharmacy school education is my motivation for making an annual gift.”

Benchmark Society by

renewing your giving commitment to the School or by establishing your legacy of giving.

*Consecutive years of giving have only been tracked for the last 33 years. Some donors gave prior to the tracking.

We want to hear from you! Contact us at with your

To learn more about making an annual gift and becoming a member of The Benchmark Society, visit or contact Megan Moorefield, associate director of annual giving and special gifts, at or 410-706-4415.

consecutive giving story. How long have you been giving to the School of Pharmacy and why? You could be featured in a future issue of Capsule!


Senior Standout BY BARBARA PASH

Nicole Brandt, PharmD ’97, MBA, BCPP, CGP, FASCP, didn’t expect to devote her career to geriatric pharmacy. But through her clinical rotations, Nicole Brandt she realized that this was a population she could help. A reason for her choosing this career was mentor and former School of Pharmacy faculty member Madeline Feinberg, PharmD ’93, BSP ’79, who worked with Brandt during a geriatrics residency program. Since joining the School of Pharmacy faculty in 1999, Brandt has expanded geriatric training opportunities through her development of a geriatrics and geriatrics/palliative care pathway, accredited geriatrics residency, and pharmacistdirected services at clinical sites that span the continuum of care. Brandt, a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) who specializes in geriatric pharmacotherapy, teaches numerous courses as well as precepts students and residents at her two clinical sites: Pickersgill Retirement Community, as the consultant pharmacist, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as a member of the geriatric assessment team. But teaching and patient care are only two of the hats the New York native and married mother of two (Sarah, 13, and Lukas, 8) wears. She also advocates for her profession and the geriatric pharmacy field in state and national public policy arenas — first as president-elect of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and second through her work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop guidelines and standardize Medication Therapy Management Standards for Medicare Part D plans. ASCP is part of a national pharmacy coalition, which also includes the American Pharmacists Association, advocating for pharmacists to be recognized at the federal level as health care providers and thus eligible for reimbursement by

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Medicare Part B. “Through all of my work, my goal is to improve medication use and management across all health care settings,” she says of her advocacy. “It’s time pharmacists were recognized as members of the team in dealing with the medication complexity and medical needs of the geriatric population.” Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD ’83, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, professor and former chair of PPS, says that since the 1970s, the pharmacy school “has provided research and leadership in Maryland and nationally” in geriatric pharmacy. Through her work with CMS and lobbying for Medicare Part B reimbursement, “Nicki is changing national policy,” says Rodriguez de Bittner. Bruce Stuart, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research and director of the School’s Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging, calls Brandt a “firecracker.” Brandt is director of clinical and educational programs at the Lamy Center, which promotes improved drug therapy for the elderly through research, education, and clinical initiatives. “She plays an important role in professional development for pharmacists, especially geriatric pharmacists, and in community outreach,” says Stuart. “Everyone in the field of geriatric pharmacy knows her.” Brandt is a triathlete who trains three to four days per week, sometimes swimming at the local gym at 5 a.m. in between bicycling and running. She is a board member of St. Mary’s Outreach Center, a referral service for low-income elderly. She relaxes by baking and reading. “For my last birthday, I made 15 different kinds of cookies,” she says. Professionally, Brandt is pleased with the strong geriatric care presence at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the School of Pharmacy. If pharmacy students want to specialize in geriatrics, there are many opportunities to do so. “The School has had a focus on geriatrics for some time, starting with Dr. Peter Lamy,” says Brandt. “I am working to keep the legacy going.” b



Colleen Day

Since coming to the School of Pharmacy, Colleen Day has proved to be a warm and welcoming influence, open to people of all cultures. Proud of her Irish heritage, she started an annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. But she didn’t stop there. A Cinco de Mayo lunch and a Thanksgiving lunch for her department soon followed. Then Day began inviting students and staff to her home for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Her friendly presence and organizational ability have proved the perfect fit for her role as coordinator of the PhD program in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR), where she helps students adjust to life in Baltimore — and, for many, life in the United States. “We have many international students, and she treats them and our postdoctoral fellows as if they are part of her family,” said Ebere Onukwugha, PhD, MS, former director of the PHSR PhD program. “She creates a welcoming environment.” The PHSR PhD program is highly competitive. One of two PhD programs in the pharmacy school, it receives 45 to 50 applicants annually for the three to seven students admitted each year. As coordinator, Day serves as a jill-of-all-trades — recruiting candidates and tracking their progress. She coordinates with a number of different offices in the School, among them business, marketing, and payroll. She is proud of the PHSR PhD program, which currently has 27 students, a number that varies because of funding and faculty time. “During a site visit in 2013, a team of external reviewers said that we are one of the largest and best such programs in the country,” said Day, who became program coordinator in 2010. Students usually enter the program with master’s degrees in fields as diverse as biology and business. The program focuses

on data analysis, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and health policy. It takes about five years to get a PhD, with graduates often headed into public policy positions. Day represents the program both on and off campus, including at conferences like the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Epidemiology. The program’s reputation for excellence precedes her. “People approach me about hiring our graduates,” she said, “which makes me feel proud to be representing PHSR.” Day, who enjoys scrapbooking, dance, and travel, is married to Tom Day, who retired this spring as registrar after 31 years at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Their daughter, Riley, recently graduated from Salisbury University and is considering graduate school. The fifth of six children from a proud U.S. Army family, Colleen Day joined UMB in 1997, originally part-time at the School of Medicine. In 2005, she segued to full-time and left the medical school for the School of Pharmacy as the PhD program coordinator in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC), where she worked for four years. Before her current position, she did double duty for nearly two years as coordinator for both the PHSR and the PSC PhD programs. In 2013, she started a coordinators’ group with other PhD and master’s degree staff to meet regularly and share resources. “I like the team aspect of the School of Pharmacy. There’s a lot of collegiality. When I first came, I was taken around and introduced to everyone,” she said. “I thought, why did I wait so long to come to the School of Pharmacy?” The School is just glad she came. Says Onukwugha, a longtime colleague of Day’s, “It’s a pleasure to work with Colleen,” citing her “friendship, professionalism, and attention to detail.” b

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Laurels The School of Pharmacy’s chapter of the American Pharmacists AssociationAcademy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) received Region 2 awards for Operation Heart and Operation Diabetes for each group’s innovative efforts in providing outreach and education. The School’s student chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) received an Education Initiative Award from AAPS’ Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Metabolism Section. The School’s chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) received first place in the Reduce Your Risk: Power to End Stroke competition. Olajumoke Amuwo, a fourth-year PharmD student, received the Noreen Wilson Book Award from the SNPhA and received a Maryland Pharmaceutical Society scholarship.

Heather Boyce, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC), received a predoctoral fellowship in pharmaceutics from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation. Laura Bozzi, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR), received the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program and Center for Research on Aging Award at UMB’s Graduate Research Conference in March. Mehmet Burcu, a graduate student in PHSR, received a 2015 AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for Child Health Policy. Sherry Chen and Arlene Gao, both fourth-year PharmD students, won the 2014 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Local Clinical Skills Competition. Shamia Faison, a graduate student in PSC, received an

Early Career Investigator Conference Award to attend the 2015 International Conference on Global Health in China in April. Brandy Garzel, a graduate student in PSC, received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. Geoffrey Heinzl and Maryanna Lanning, graduate students in PSC, received American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Predoctoral Awards. Yujin Kim, a second-year PharmD student, received a scholarship from the Health Care Initiative Foundation of Montgomery County. Elissa Lechtenstein, a secondyear PharmD student, was named an APhA-ASP Region 2 member-at-large. Zhongqiang Lin, a graduate student in PSC, received a 2014 International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship Award.

Time to Spare Alpha Zeta Omega (AZO) hosted a family bowling night in fall 2014 to kick off its pledge season. The event brought pledges and members together for networking and mingling and to learn the true meaning of its motto — peace, friendship, and brotherly love. b From left, Philip Kong, Class of 2018; Deena Liu, Class of 2017; Hannah Oseghale, Class of 2018; Patrick Mensah, Class of 2017; Esther Kimani, Class of 2018; Benedicta Asamoah, Class of 2017; and Kwabena Nimarko, Class of 2017.


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Jonathan Meyer, a second-year PharmD student, received an ASHP Student Leadership Award. Patience Moyo, a graduate student in PHSR, received a Junior Investigator Travel Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to attend the Addiction Health Services Research Conference in California in October. Elisabeth Oehrlein, a graduate student in PHSR, has been elected 2015-2016 Student Network Chair for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and received a PhRMA award. Benjamin Oyler, a graduate student in PSC, received a travel award for the 2015 American Society for Mass Spectrometry’s Sanibel Conference on Security and Forensic Applications in Florida. Xian Shen, a graduate student in PHSR, received a predoctoral dissertation award from the PhRMA Foundation.

ACCP Hosts Symposium The School’s chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) hosted its first Clinical Pharmacy Symposium in February, attracting students from all three schools of pharmacy in the state. The symposium focused on different career tracks in clinical pharmacy. b

ACCP’s Executive Board (from left) Vy Nguyen, Class of 2016; Felicia Bartlett, Caitlin CorkerRelph, Brandon Biggs, and Elaine Pranski, all of the Class of 2017; and Joseph Martin, Class of 2018.

Brandon Biggs, Class of 2017, presents guest speaker Mary Moss, PharmD, clinical pharmacy specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center, with a gift in recognition of her remarks on the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacist on a transplant health care team.

AMCP Roundtable The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) hosted a Managed Care and Pharmaceutical Industry Roundtable in March, which featured a wide variety of guests with experience in managed care or the pharmaceutical industry. Companies such as Pfizer, CVS Health, Novartis, BlueCross BlueShield, AstraZeneca, and Amgen were represented. Several fourth-year students who recently matched with a managed care residency or an industry fellowship also shared their perspectives at the event. More than 30 students and pharmacists gave of their time to talk with 50-plus student pharmacists who attended the event. b

APhA-ASP The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) recognized American Heart Month in February by participating in the national Million Hearts weeklong initiative, which included events such as the Amazing Aspirin Race, blood pressure screenings at local pharmacies, smoking cessation outreach, and a “Charm of a Million Hearts” health fair at Lexington Market. The celebration kicked off with a Wear Red group photo in Pharmacy Hall. b

CPNP Assists at Wellness Fair The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) joined 60 other vendors to educate the local community on strategies for healthier lifestyle at a health and wellness fair at the Helping Other People through Empowerment Center in September. Members provided resources and shared information on vaccines, nutrition, techniques for quality nighttime sleep, and full daytime alertness. b

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Class of ’18 Talent Competition The Class of 2018 hosted the School’s first student talent show in March. In UMSOP’s Got Talent, students showed off their hidden skills, including singing, playing instruments, and dancing. Students invited School of Pharmacy faculty as judges and additional performers from the schools of nursing, medicine, and dentistry. b

Class of 2018 executive board officers who volunteered at the talent show included, from left, Kayla Otto, Melissa Yuen, Kenneth Doan, Anh-Tuan Nguyen, Jenny Nguyen, Mudit Verma, and Pamela Younes.

Fahim Faruque of the Class of 2018 and Joyce Yu of the Class of 2017 performed duets to the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson.

CPFI Reaches Out Members of the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) volunteered at Moveable Feast, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that provides meals and services to people living with HIV/AIDS and cancer, in November. b From left, Ahrang Yoo, Class of 2018; Ava-Dawn Hammond, Class of 2017; Melissa McCarty, Class of 2016; and Caroline Kim, Class of 2017, gown up to help prepare dinners for HIV and cancer patients at Moveable Feast.

Ava-Dawn Hammond packages dinners.

Rho Chi Honor Society In April, the Rho Chi Honor Society inducted 50 new members including students from the PharmD and PhD programs and several faculty members. Membership is granted to students who have completed at least half of their didactic coursework and who are in the top 20 percent of their class. b

The Rho Chi Honor Society’s Executive Board, from left, Ngoc Pham, Opeoluwa Fagbemi, and Kelcymarie Bye of the Class of 2016; Joseph Thomas, a PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Peter Kaiser and Miguel Franquiz of the Class of 2016.


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Delicious Fundraiser The Student Section of the Maryland Public Health Association (SMdPHA) recognized World AIDS Month in December with a Chili Cook-Off held in two venues — Pharmacy Hall and the University’s Southern Management Corporation Campus Center. Chapter members competed to see who had the best tasting chili with Olivia Akubuilo of the Class of 2018 taking top honors. Funds raised at the event were donated to the STAR TRACK program in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital. b Jonathan Myung of the Class of 2017 serves up chili at the Campus Center SMdPHA cook-off.

Chili cook-off winner Olivia Akubuilo.

SSHP Hosts IPE Event The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) hosted its annual Interprofessional Patient Management Competition in March, which focuses on promoting interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration among students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The event allows students to apply their medical, social, and legal knowledge and skills to a complex patient case. Eight interprofessional teams participated in the first round of patient cases, with the top three teams invited back for a second round of oral presentations. b

The winning IPE student team consisted of, from left, Dorothy Kenny of the School of Medicine; Amy Rappole of the Carey School of Law; Mara Shindell of the School of Dentistry; Julia Hanessian of the School of Social Work; and Farrah Tavakoli of the Class of 2017 at the School of Pharmacy.

Allergies Nothing to Sneeze At The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) joined with the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists to host an allergy outreach event in March at a Rite Aid in Potomac, Md., near the School’s PharmD program at the Universities at Shady Grove. Students provided counseling to patients about appropriate medications to control their allergies. b

Christine Nguyen (left) and Alexandra Kirsch of the Class of 2018.

PPAG Raises Awareness Shady Grove students who volunteered at the event at Rite Aid included (from left) Chih-Wei Hsu and Yong Eun Song, both of the Class of 2016; Hey Young Oh and Julie Gould, both of the Class of 2017; and Semeon Kotov, Erika Saunders, and Dorinne Mettle-Amuah, all of the Class of 2018.

The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) visited two Walgreens in Baltimore in March to educate the local community on whooping cough and the importance of getting vaccinated. The disease is preventable with immunizations, and PPAG’s goal was to raise awareness in the Baltimore community. b summe summer r 201 20155

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Graduation 2015 Family, friends, faculty, preceptors, and staff watched proudly as members of the School of Pharmacy Class of 2015 walked across the stage to receive their Doctor of Pharmacy hoods at the School’s annual convocation ceremony on May 15 at the Hilton Baltimore. David Roffman, PharmD, BCPS, AQ/Cardiology, a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS), was chosen by the Class of 2015 as the keynote speaker for convocation. The School’s morning ceremony was followed by a campuswide graduation ceremony at the Royal Farms Arena, where Kermit Crawford, RPh, retired president of pharmacy, health, and wellness at Walgreens, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree, for which he was nominated by the School of Pharmacy. Fourteen students from the School’s two PhD programs in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) received their hoods during an afternoon ceremony on May 14.b

From left, Jenna Rocchio, Temilolu Ogunbodede, Erin Pace, Tae Oh, Yolanda Ntock, Matthew Noll, Zakria Nur, and Sargam Mahat.

Samuel Huber and Ellen Huang snap a selfie as they line up for the procession into the School’s morning convocation.

David Roffman shares insights with the graduation class during his keynote address.

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Michelle Campbell, a PHSR graduate, with her mentor, Francoise Pradel, PhD, a professor in PHSR.

Dean Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP, and Kermit Crawford gather in University Square Park for the academic procession down Baltimore Street to the afternoon ceremony.

Brandon Keith receives his hood from Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD ’83, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, professor in PPS, and Andrew Coop, PhD, professor in PSC.

Establish a Scholarship Today. More than half of School of Pharmacy students rely on scholarships and financial aid to make their dream of becoming a pharmacist a reality.

Receiving the L. Louis and Elinor Hens Memorial Scholarship during my second year of pharmacy school was such an honor for me. Like many School of Pharmacy students, financing my education has always been a big concern. I currently work two part-time jobs on top of being a full-time student to help pay for my education. This scholarship has not only alleviated some of the financial burden, but it also has driven me to continue to work hard in school, maintain my participation in student organizations, and continue to become more involved with the School of Pharmacy.

MELISSA AUGUSTINO Student Pharmacist, Class of 2017 2014-2015 L. Louis and Elinor Hens Memorial Scholarship Recipient Augustino is a rising third-year student. She was drawn to the profession of pharmacy because it combines her love of science with her drive to serve the community.

Now is the perfect time to create a scholarship at the School of Pharmacy because the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation (UMBF), through its Scholarship Matching Program, will match all new and increased gifts to endowed scholarship funds at 50 cents per dollar before Dec. 31, 2015. Donor commitments for establishing new funds must be at least $16,667 to qualify, while commitments to existing funds must be at least $10,000. Donations that qualify for matching funds must be paid within five years.

Please contact Ken Boyden, JD, EdD, associate dean for development and alumni affairs, at or 410-706-3816 to create an endowed scholarship to benefit the next generation of pharmacists.

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Paying It Forward BY ALAN FEILER

Michael J. Grimes (far left) and his team at Coram/CVS Specialty Infusion Services.

As a veteran preceptor, Michael J. Grimes, PharmD ’05, says the learning curve with School of Pharmacy students during their clinical rotations is always mutual. “I learn as much or more from them,” says Grimes, senior manager of Coram/CVS Specialty Infusion Services in Columbia, Md. “Precepting is incredibly rewarding because you get an outside perspective on your operation from a fresh set of eyes.” Preceptors are practicing pharmacists and other professionals who supervise students during three-week off-site rotations. Providing more than 30 percent of the curriculum, preceptors are a vital component of the School’s PharmD program. “Dr. Grimes is one of the University’s top preceptors,” says Mark N. Brueckl, RPh, MBA, assistant director of the School’s Experiential Learning Program. “He has consistently precepted at least five students per year. His rotation focuses on quality and safety in pharmacy practice, an area of utmost importance to pharmacists. “He gives his students the resources they need to progress to excellent pharmacy practitioners,” Brueckl says. “As a preceptor, he exhibits the spirit of giving back to the profession.” A Baltimore native, Grimes realized he wanted to become a pharmacist while taking chemistry and pre-pharmacy classes at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, from which he graduated in 2001. “I always knew I’d work in the sciences, and pharmacy became a career path,” he says. While attending the School of Pharmacy, Grimes worked as a pharmacy technician at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) outpatient pharmacy. “It became a natural progression,” he says of his path to becoming a pharmacist. In 2007, Grimes earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Baltimore, and he began working at Coram a year later. Since his first rotation as a student, Grimes knew he wanted to be a preceptor. That’s because two of his preceptors, Brent Sharf, RPh, at Bon Secours Hospital and Sharon Wilson,


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PharmD, BCPS, at UMMC, were so integral to his development. “She really pushed us,” Grimes says of Wilson. “She challenged us and showed how a pharmacist can affect patient care.” Sharf, he says, demonstrated the value of clinical knowledge and managerial experience. “He encouraged us to speak our minds and built up our confidence,” Grimes says. In their rotations at Coram, which focuses on home infusion services, students work closely with pharmacists, nurses, technicians, admissions representatives, and others at the headquarters and in residences throughout Maryland and northern Virginia. They deal with patients on myriad health care matters such as intravenous access, chemotherapy, hospice pain management, and rare genetic disorders. “The students who rotate through haven’t had experience with home infusion,” Grimes says. “Getting this exposure is important. Our industry is growing, especially in the market of specialty pharmacy.” Grimes has served as a preceptor for three years, taking up to eight School of Pharmacy students annually. “All have been hard-working and ask plenty of good questions,” he says. “They’ve all been self-motivated learners.” Michael Goldenhorn, a third-year student, says his rotation at Coram last winter was immensely beneficial. “His passion for patient care is inspiring,” Goldenhorn says of Grimes. “He showed me firsthand the many roles he assumes, from management to clinical care to pharmacy business solutions. Dr. Grimes inspired me to grow within and expand beyond my interests in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy business.” Grimes hopes more pharmacists will become preceptors. “There are a lot of things students should be exposed to,” he says. “These are the next generation of pharmacists. Our profession needs them to be focused, hard-working, and knowledgeable. We need to be role models.” b


Doing Good by Doing Well BY CHRISTINE STUTZ

Jack Frieman and his wife, Marilyn.

Jack Frieman, BSP ’56, DDS, is a firm believer in giving back. The retired Florida dentist recently established a scholarship at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, as he has done at two other universities he attended. “We owe it to the schools we attended to repay them for the education they gave us,” he says. The Frieman Family Scholarship, endowed by Jack Frieman and his wife, Marilyn, honors his parents, Harry and Shirley Frieman, because they supported him while he attended the School. After earning his pharmacy degree in 1956, Frieman practiced pharmacy for nine years. Immediately following his graduation from the School, he moved to Arizona to open a hospital pharmacy for the Indian Health Service. He later worked at a community pharmacy in Annapolis, Md. In 1965, at the age of 32, Frieman decided he wanted to change gears a bit. He studied dentistry at West Virginia University. After earning his DDS, he went on to specialize in periodontics, with additional training obtained at Boston University. He eventually settled in St. Petersburg, Fla., with his wife and two daughters, Sheri and Kathy. Now 82, Frieman has been retired for 14 years and still lives in St. Petersburg. Frieman says he has parlayed his medical knowledge into great success as an investor. “My knowledge of drugs enabled me to make a lot of money in the stock market, investing in

pharma and biotech stocks,” he says. This provided additional motivation to endow a scholarship at the School. “This is payback for my education,” Frieman says. The Frieman Family Scholarship will be awarded based on criteria established by the School. The scholarship is eligible for the UMB Foundation Match Program, which offers donor matching funds for establishing new endowed scholarships, or adding monies to an existing fund. The goal of the matching program is to create an additional $15 million in endowed scholarship support for University of Maryland, Baltimore students. Student loan indebtedness is at an all-time high, according to the foundation, and funds are needed more than ever. As of early April, the matching program had reached more than 33 percent of its goal. “The impact of the transformational gift recently received from Dr. and Mrs. Frieman to endow a scholarship cannot be overstated,” says Ken Boyden, JD, EdD, associate dean for development and alumni affairs at the School of Pharmacy. “Generations of University of Maryland School of Pharmacy students will greatly benefit from the generosity of the Friemans, who also benefit from the tax advantages inherent in transferring stock as a gift. In addition, the Friemans can take pride in the knowledge that they will improve the lives of future students in making a premier education possible.” b

For information on creating a student scholarship through the UMB Foundation Match Program, please contact Ken Boyden, Esq., associate dean for development and alumni affairs, at or 410-706-3816.

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Frenchman Says Merci BY LYDIA LEVIS BLOCH

Thomas Rapp and his family, from left: Louise, age 5, Arthur, age 4, Camille, age 10 months, and Amélie.

Having earned a PhD in economics from the University of Paris Dauphine, Thomas Rapp knew precisely what he wanted to do next: specialize in health economics. So when he was selected for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in 2007 at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR), he accepted eagerly and caught a flight to Baltimore. The subsequent training he received helped launch the rapid rise of his career. “Thomas came to the School of Pharmacy with excellent quantitative skills and focused his efforts on health economics research related to health issues in the elderly,” says his mentor C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, professor and chair of PHSR. “It’s not surprising to see how successful he has become in related work in France. His empirical studies provide important policy implications for government agencies throughout the world.” Rapp, who also worked under pharmacoepidemiologist and former department chair Ilene Zuckerman, PharmD ’83, PhD, BSP ’81, says, “My experience at the School of Pharmacy was very important for my career. I learned a lot from my mentors and the interactions I had with faculty.” He picked up new teaching methods and acquired training in grant writing that prepared him to secure his own future funding. He has maintained contact with the postdoctoral fellows he worked with who are now faculty members at institutions all over the world. Rapp’s current research focuses on the efficacy of health policies to deliver care and answer the basic needs of the frail elderly. At 34, Rapp, who was born in Toulouse, France, is 28

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Cutting-Edge Entrepreneur BY GWEN NEWMAN

Not everyone has the propensity to always find themselves on the cutting edge. But that’s precisely where Calvin Knowlton, PhD ’93, MDiv, Calvin Knowlton BScPharm — who’s owned multiple pharmacies, founded 10 separate companies, and been the recipient of countless awards — finds himself. Knowlton is CEO of CareKinesis, a company he founded in 2010 and which was named the 2012 Growth Company of the Year by the New Jersey Technology Council; a 2012 Best Place to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal; and in 2011 an Enterprise Award for Life Science Start-up Company by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies. Prior to that, he founded Hospice Pharmacia, a hospice and palliative medication management and pharmacy distribution services company. He was named the Most Influential U.S. Pharmacist in 1997 and has served as president of both the American College of Apothecaries and the American Pharmaceutical Association (now the American Pharmacists Association). From a young age, Knowlton danced to the beat of a different drum. The oldest of three siblings growing up in New Jersey, he was the first in his family to go to or graduate from college. He was an industrious boy who held multiple jobs, and it was while working part-time in a local pharmacy that the owner encouraged Knowlton to consider a future in the field. Knowlton received his pharmacy degree from Temple University, followed by a Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as professor and department chair for the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in the 1990s, and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s pharmaceutical health services research PhD program. “When Cal joined our program,” notes former School of Pharmacy Dean and professor emeritus David A. Knapp, PhD, “he was already a successful pharmacy owner with strong ties to academic pharmacy. Through his PhD studies, he wanted to

gain methodological skills to help demonstrate the public health benefits of enhanced pharmacy services in the community. His work as an innovator and entrepreneur has fostered the growing use and appreciation of sophisticated pharmacy services, especially in the care of geriatric patients and the terminally ill. The impact of Dr. Knowlton’s work is undeniable.” The American Pharmacists Association agrees, bestowing Knowlton in March with its 2015 Remington Medal in recognition of his professional achievements, innovations, and advancements. “As an alumnus of the School, Dr. Knowlton knows firsthand the emphasis we place in all of our academic programs on professionalism, compassion, achievement, and excellence. He is the embodiment of our motto of ‘expertise, influence, and impact,’” says Dean Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP. CareKinesis has developed an innovative software matrix that systematically analyzes combined medication risks to offer patients customized care optimized for safety. It is the first national PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Medication Risk Mitigation Company. Knowlton shares that, using this state-of-the-art technology, his own father experienced a 75 percent reduction in drug intake and, likewise, a reduction in the potential for drug toxicity and/or other potential medication-induced problems. He notes that there are some 50 million adverse drug events annually in the U.S. and that this is also the main reason for patient hospitalizations in the elderly, making progress on this front all the more crucial. “We really feel like we’re at the right place, and that most hospital stays, ER visits, and falls from medication-related incidents can be averted.” Knowlton credits the School of Pharmacy for its emphasis on cutting-edge technology, collaborative mentoring by exceptional faculty, and its big-picture vision and support of pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics — the intersection of patient-focused practice and academic pharmacy. “It’s exciting to see an emphasis on customized, personalized, and individualized therapy converging with an emerging payment system aligned with outcomes trumping process.” b

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With a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, several possible career paths lie ahead. And Tonya Smith oftentimes, eliminating those in which you’re not interested is key to choosing the right career. Such was the case for University of Maryland School of Pharmacy graduate Tonya Smith, PharmD ’00, MS, MBA, president of Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital in Cadillac, Mich. “After pharmacy school, I knew I didn’t want to be a clinical pharmacist. That’s not where my talents lie,” Smith says. But shortly after she began her post-pharmacy school career, Smith found her niche. “I realized what I love doing wasn’t necessarily taking care of patients, but rather taking care of the people taking care of patients,” she acknowledges. That self-knowledge, a self-admitted competitive streak, and solid preparation have propelled Smith to a series of satisfying health care executive positions. Landing a job as a director of pharmacy almost immediately after graduating from the School gave Smith a clear window into her future success. “I found that it’s a significant advantage as a hospital leader to have a clinical background,” she says. “Because you understand the language, it helps open up some doors. It gives you credibility and insight.” Early in her career, Smith also recognized that pharmacy’s wide-reaching influence within a hospital community could be pivotal to her career growth. “I learned very quickly that the director of pharmacy really has to understand every department in the hospital,” she says. “Decisions I made in the pharmacy could affect everyone, even housekeeping.”

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A Message from the Alumni Presidents

Julian Chun and Sharon Park

Dear fellow alumni, We can’t believe that another school year is over! As the incoming and outgoing presidents of the Alumni Association, we congratulate the PharmD, PhD, and MS graduates from the Class of 2015, and wish them well in their new positions. You should all feel very proud of the fruits of your hard work. We welcome you as the newest members of the Alumni Association. It was a productive academic year for the association as we co-sponsored a well-attended and enjoyable All Alumni Reunion event last September. We hope to see you at the next All Alumni Reunion Oct. 2-3. In addition to the successful All Alumni Reunion, we were able to provide alumni for mock interviews and CV reviews for third- and fourth-year pharmacy students to help prepare them for a competitive residency and job market. Many alumni also participated in additional Job Ready Program activities such as career panels and networking events. To close out the semester, the Alumni Association hosted its annual FDA Spring Fling, as well as our annual Graduation Banquet for the Class of 2015. In other news, we are very excited to welcome Ken Boyden, JD, EdD, as the School’s new associate dean for development and alumni affairs. We look forward to working with him to maintain the close relationship between the School and the Alumni Association. It is our collective honor to serve the Alumni Association as outgoing and incoming presidents. We both place a high priority on continuing to engage our young graduates in Alumni Association activities and providing them with mentorship as a bridge to give back to the School and stay involved in the institution that has given us all so much. Sincerely, Julian Chun, PharmD ’02 Sharon Park, PharmD ’04

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2015-2016 OFFICERS Sharon Park, PharmD ’04 President Julian Chun, PharmD ’02 Immediate Past President Andrew V. Phan, PharmD ’13 President-Elect

J. Bradley Thomas, BSP ’82 Jackie Tran, PharmD ’13 Co-Treasurers Denise Fu, PharmD ’10 Secretary

MEMBERS AT LARGE Capt. James Bresette, PharmD ’97 Rai Cary, PharmD ’08 Lt. Mathilda Fienkeng, PharmD ’08 Brian Hose, PharmD ’06 Una Kim, PharmD ’13 Samuel Lichter, BSP ’60 Daniel Mansour, PharmD ’06 Gina McKnight-Smith, PharmD ’97, MBA Matthew Shimoda, PharmD ’84 Doris Voigt, PharmD ’04 James “Chai” Wang, PharmD ’11

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Graduation Banquet More than 200 students, alumni, and faculty celebrated an evening of achievements at the 2015 Graduation Banquet hosted by the Alumni Association on May 13. The annual banquet is a way of welcoming the new graduates into the alumni family. During the event at Martin’s West, Steve Bouyoukas, PharmD ’00, area health care supervisor for Walgreens Boots Alliance, was presented with the Evander Frank Kelly Honored Alumnus Award, and Joshua Sharfstein, MD, associate dean for public health practice and training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received the B. Olive Cole Honorary Alumnus Award for his support of the pharmacy profession. 

Members of the Alumni Association Executive Committee, back row (from left), Brian Hose, PharmD ’06; Rai Cary, PharmD ’08; J. Bradley Thomas, BSP ’82; Jackie Tran, PharmD ’13; and Capt. James L. Bresette, PharmD ’97. Front row (from left): Doris Voigt, PharmD ’04; James “Chai” Wang, PharmD ’11; Julian Chun, PharmD ’02; Sharon Park, PharmD ’04; and Andrew V. Phan, PharmD ’13.

The 2015 Evander Frank Kelly Honored Alumnus Steve Bouyoukas (seated front row center) with his Walgreens colleagues. Back row (from left), Brian Regan, district manager; Matt Perry, PharmD ’11, pharmacy/store manager; and Kent Farmer, district manager. Front row (from left): Andrew Militello, district manager; Bouyoukas; and his wife, Patricia.


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Correct RX Pharmacy Services, Inc., was the banquet’s platinum sponsor. Shown from Correct RX are Joseph DeMino, BSP ’84; Ellen Yankellow, PharmD ’96, BSP ’73; Neelesh Vaidya, PharmD ’05, BSP ’88; and Erika Kammer, PharmD ’08.

During the program, the Class of 2015 handed out its class superlatives. Elizabeth Tien, PharmD ’15 (left), was voted Most Involved. She is shown with classmates Sam MacNichol, Amy D’Silva, and Bethany Miller, all PharmD ’15.

Members of the Class of 2015 pose in the photo booth. From left, Zakria Nur, Elizabeth Tien, Kevin Uhll, and Bansri Desai, all PharmD ’15.

Julian Chun, PharmD ’02, outgoing president of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (right), presents Joshua Sharfstein with the B. Olive Cole Honorary Alumnus Award.

Distinguished Community Pharmacists John and Wayne VanWie, owners of Professional Pharmacy in Baltimore, were recognized on May 5 at the annual banquet of the School’s chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association with the Dean’s Hall of Fame for Distinguished Community Pharmacists Award. Dean Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, BSP, FAAPS, FCP, honored John (BSP ’84) and Wayne (BSP ’88) for their leadership, entrepreneurship, and passion for independent pharmacy and for showing student pharmacists that advanced pharmacy practice is possible in the community setting. The Dean’s Hall of Fame Award was established in 2006. 

Dean Eddington with Wayne VanWie (left) and John VanWie.

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Federal Agencies Happy Hour On June 2, the School hosted a Happy Hour reception at TGI Friday’s in Silver Spring, Md., for alumni who work for the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. More than a dozen alumni from these federal agencies and those who live and work in the Montgomery County area attended to connect with fellow School of Pharmacy graduates. 

David Diwa, PharmD ’97, MPH; Nkem Nonyel, PharmD ’14; and Jessica Walker, PharmD ’06, JD.

From left, Mathilda Fienkeng, PharmD ’08; Christy Sasiela, PhD ’02; and Jung Lee, BSP ’93.

From left, Hamet Toure, PharmD ’03; Julian Chun, PharmD ’02; and Quocbao Pham, PharmD ’02.

MPhA Alumni and Friends Reception Alumni, faculty, and staff gathered for a welcome reception to kick off the 2015 Maryland Pharmacists Association’s (MPhA) convention on June 12 in Ocean City, Md. 

Erin Dudley, PharmD ’09, and Adam Dudley, PharmD ’08.


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From left, Ted Evans, BSP ’83; Matthew Shimoda, PharmD ’84; and Tom Evans, BSP ’83.

ISPOR Luncheon On May 18, alumni, faculty, current graduate students, and staff from the School’s Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research gathered for an Alumni and Friends luncheon at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia during the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 20th annual meeting. 

Juan-David Rueda, MD, graduate student; Ashley Slagle, PhD ’08; Prasun Subedi, PhD ’08; Gaurav Deshpande, PhD ’13; Husam Albarmawi, graduate student; and Laura Bozzi, graduate student.

Fei-Yuan “Sharon” Hsiao (left), PhD, former postdoctoral fellow, and Feng-Hua “Ellen” Loh, BPharm, MBA, graduate student.

Christopher Blanchette (left), PhD ’07, and Dongyi “Tony” Du, PhD ’09.

From left, Bilal Khokhar, MA, graduate student; Jan Sieluk, MPharm, graduate student; Kimberly Yang, JD, MLS, School of Pharmacy librarian; Jacqueline Palmer, PharmD, former PHSR postdoctoral fellow; Yujin “Jina” Park, PharmD, postdoctoral fellow; Yuna “Hyo Jung” Bae, PharmD ’14; and Xinyi Ng, BPharm, graduate student.

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Class Notes 1988

Butch Henderson, BSP, received the Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA) for his outstanding record of civic leadership in his community. He is pharmacy director at Klein’s ShopRite Pharmacy. As a longtime Harford County resident, Henderson regularly interacts with school leaders, elected leaders, and volunteers. He supports local youth sports teams and has been coordinating softball events for residents of Harford and Cecil counties for 25 years. He is the league commissioner for SBA Softball and works to develop schedules and rules, assign umpires, and coordinate tournaments and other special events. The league donates the money raised to local charities and works with Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United (FCCAU) to make donations to local shelters such as the Welcome One shelter in Belcamp and the Meeting Ground in Elkton. Henderson has hosted numerous tournaments to raise money for causes such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, brain cancer research, Alpha’s Glory Crisis Pregnancy Center, and FCCAU.


Neil Leikach, BSP, received the Seidman Distinguished Achievement Award from the MPhA, which recognizes an individual who has made major contributions to the association, organized pharmacy, and the profession of pharmacy. Leikach, along with his wife Dixie, BSP ’92, is owner of Catonsville Pharmacy and Finksburg Pharmacy, both in Maryland. He provides point of care services, medication therapy management, vaccinations, diabetes education, hypertension screening, and compounding services. He also has been a preceptor and residency preceptor for more than a decade and has contributed to the education of young pharmacists.


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Thomas Carguilo, PharmD, BCPP, received the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award from the MPhA, which honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse among the general public and the pharmacy community. He is a medical science and treatment advisor at Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He volunteers his time with the Pharmacists Education and Advocacy Council (PEAC) and is a speaker for PEAC’s public education program “Stepping Out of the Shadows” that seeks to destigmatize addiction disorders and to help families cope with loved ones who suffer with this diagnosis.


Aaron Greenblatt, PharmD, has been appointed chief executive officer of G&W Laboratories in South Plainfield, N.J. He was previously the company’s chief commercial officer.

Barry Flannery, PharmD, has been named executive vice president and general manager U.S. for Incyte Corp., a Wilmington, Del.based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics, primarily for oncology.



Mathilda K. Fienkeng, PharmD, served a deployment to Guinea from Feb. 17 to April 19 with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola Response Team. Jamie Larrimore Fleetwood, PharmD, has been inducted into the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Athletic Hall of Fame, in recognition of her achievements on the women’s lacrosse team. She ranks sixth in JHU history in points (253), third in goals (198), and 11th in assists (55). She led the team in goals in each of her final three seasons and in points as a senior. She remains one of just two players in school history to score 40 or more goals in each of four seasons and still holds the Johns Hopkins Division I record for consecutive games with a goal (38).

Mark Maneval, PhD, was featured on the cover of the June issue of Pharmacy Today for his work on a patient-centered medical home pilot project at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.


Amy Nathanson, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C, received the Excellence in Innovation Award from the MPhA, which recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in his or her practice, resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy. She is clinical programs manager for specialty services at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacies. Nathanson leads a group of clinical coordinator pharmacists and specialty technicians in a telephone-based service that offers pharmaceutical care to patients being treated for hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, human growth hormone, and fertility services. Her team collaborates with providers within the Johns Hopkins infectious disease clinic, hepatology clinic, and other clinics in the community.



Christopher Charles, PharmD, BCPS, AE-C, received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award from the MPhA, which is presented to a pharmacist who has graduated within the past 10 years and has made a significant contribution to the profession through service to a local, state, or national pharmacy organization. He is a transitions of care coordinator in the Pharmacy Department at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and is the pharmacy representative on the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission. He also currently serves as Speaker of the House for the MPhA House of Delegates and president of the Maryland graduate chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc.

Randall “Randy” W. Grimes, PharmD ’98 Randy, an alumnus of the School of Pharmacy who in 1990 received his PhD in physiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, passed away on Aug. 11, 2013, following a long illness. He was diagnosed with a frontal lobe tumor in November 2009, and during the last four years of his life he received chemo and radiation therapies for his central nervous system and ocular lymphoma. He and his wife of 26 years, Belle, lived in Thurmont, Md., and Randy worked as a pharmacist at Waynesboro Hospital a short ride away in Pennsylvania. While at Waynesboro he received certification in pharmacotherapy and produced documents for physicians as he researched articles and findings regarding Coumadin and other therapies. Randy’s pharmacy school classmates remember him as a “sweet person” with a “great sense of humor.”

In Memoriam This section is dedicated to School of Pharmacy alumni who passed away between July 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014. As the Maryland pharmacy profession is a close-knit community, we are honored to share the names of recently deceased alumni who have in some way impacted the profession and the practice of pharmacy.  Phyllis Brill Wingrat, BSP ’50 Samuel H. Exler, BSP ’49 Alan B. Ginsberg, BSP ’75 Doris Irving Hallock, BSP ’44 Dennis L. Hitchcock, BSP ’81

Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi, BSP ’83 Ronald H. Kronsberg, BSP ’60 Philip H. Lerman, BSP ’40, MD Irvin I. Levin, BSP ’60 Michael F. McMahon, BSP ’80

Joseph H. Morton, BSP ’60 Paul V. Niznik, BSP ’56 Gerald Sherer, BSP ’56 Rudolph M. Smith Jr., BSP ’51 Gary L. Taylor, BSP ’55

If you would like to make a memorial gift, please use the enclosed envelope or call 410-706-5893.

Be a Part of the School of Pharmacy Museum Do you have a piece of pharmacy history that you no longer need or that you would like to see displayed in a museum? The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy continues to develop a museum in Pharmacy Hall that might be the perfect place for your artifact.

Among the important items we are seeking are: • Photographs of community pharmacies in Maryland with caption information such as identifying names, locations, and a bit of the store’s history • Copies of patents related to pharmaceuticals • Items related to the history of African-Americans in pharmacy • School of Pharmacy diplomas dated pre-1920

If you have an item you would like to be considered for placement in the museum, please contact Pam Crowe at or 410-706-6248. We will need to see a photograph of your item(s) and will need a short written history of it.

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Letter to the Editor Dear Becky, I really enjoyed the Winter 2015 issue of Capsule. I am absolutely amazed at the depth and the breadth of the involvement of the staff, students, and alumni of what is a truly world-class organization. Because of my background, I was particularly interested in the reports on the global impact the School has developed. I was encouraged to attend pharmacy school because my uncle and my father owned three pharmacies in the Baltimore area in the 1930s, ’40s, and early ’50s. Like many of my contemporaries I worked for Read’s Drug Stores, but upon graduation I had a military obligation that I fulfilled as a U.S. Naval Intelligence officer. After my military service, I went with Eli Lilly and Co. serving as a sales rep, marketer, and sales manager. While I really enjoyed working for Lilly, in 1980 my wife and I wanted to live and work outside the continental U.S. So when an opportunity opened to work in London, we jumped. I was privileged to run a company that helped create the health care industry in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In fact, there was an article written about us in Capsule several years ago, describing the wonderful life we have had and the fact that I attribute it all to the excellent training I received at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. When the London assignment was completed, we returned home and subsequently were fortunate enough to grow with the American hospital industry in Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, and New Orleans. In fact, even though I sort of retired in 2004, I am still active as a senior advisor to the president and CEO of the WellStar Health System here in Georgia. I am even more convinced that the education one receives at the School of Pharmacy puts the person into a position where they can achieve whatever they desire as long as they keep their eyes open to opportunity. You all are doing an outstanding job of educating the future. C.L. “Bob” Anstine, BSP ’58

Alumni Directory in Progress The School of Pharmacy’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is working with Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory, which is scheduled for publication in 2016. In the coming months, alumni may receive postcards, emails, or phone calls from Harris Connect asking for updated contact information. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to update your contact information for publication in the directory. All updates will be returned to the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs for inclusion in the directory and so that our records remain current. The information will not be shared with outside groups. We hope you will participate and purchase a copy of the directory when it becomes available. It will be a great way to stay connected to your fellow School of Pharmacy alumni!


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Dean Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, BSP, FAAPS, FCP Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance William J. Cooper, MBA Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Richard Dalby, PhD Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Practice Transformation Magaly Rodriguez de Bitttner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs Ken Boyden, JD, EdD Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Peter Swaan, PhD Associate Dean for Student Affairs Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, CGP, BCACP, FAPhA Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment Lisa Lebovitz, JD Assistant Dean for Communications and Marketing Rebecca Ceraul Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning Toyin Tofade, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CPCC Assistant Dean for Information Technology Tim Munn Assistant Dean for Instructional Design and Technology Shannon Tucker, MS Assistant Dean for Policy and Planning Deborah Dewitt, JD Assistant Dean at the Universities at Shady Grove Heather Brennan Congdon, PharmD, CACP, CDE Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research C. Daniel Mullins, PhD Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Paul Shapiro, PhD 40

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Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Jill Morgan, PharmD


Center for Drug Safety Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, Executive Director Center for Nanobiotechnology Peter Swaan, PhD, Director

Gina McKnight-Smith, PharmD ’97, MBA, CGP, BCPS Regulatory Review Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, FAPhA Executive Vice President and CEO American Pharmacists Association Hon. Joseline Pena-Melnyk, JD Maryland House of Delegates

Center for Translational Medicine Joga Gobburu, PhD, MBA, FCP, Director

Jermaine Smith, RPh Director, College Relations and Professional Recruitment Rite Aid Pharmacy

Center on Drugs and Public Policy Francis B. Palumbo, PhD, JD, Executive Director

John Spearman, MBA President and COO Laurel Regional Hospital

Computer-Aided Drug Design Center Alexander D. MacKerell Jr., PhD, Director Jana Shen, PhD, Co-Director

Audra Stinchcomb, PhD Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, F6 Pharma, LLC Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Maryland Poison Center Bruce D. Anderson, PharmD, Director Mass Spectrometry Center Maureen Kane, PhD, Executive Director Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging Bruce C. Stuart, PhD, Executive Director Pharmaceutical Research Computing Center Ebere Onukwugha, PhD, MS, Executive Director


Stephen J. Allen, RPh, MS, FASHP Executive Vice President and CEO American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation Mary E. W. Baxter, MBA, RPh Vice President, National Practice Leader, Performance and Outcomes Cardinal Health Judy Britz, PhD Executive Director Maryland Biotechnology Center Hon. Harold E. Chappelear, DSC ’98, RPh, LLD Principal InternaSource, LLC

Wenxue Wang Chair China Fortune Land Development Co. Ellen H. Yankellow, BSP ’73, PharmD ’96, Chair President and CEO Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Inc.

Special thanks to the following contributors: Janice Batzold Nancy Bowers William Cooper Cherokee Layson-Wolf Lisa Lebovitz Megan Moorefield Alicia Walters






Administrative, business, development and alumni


Total enrollment

affairs, experiential learning, human resources,


Total applicants

communications and marketing, student affairs,


Entering class

and faculty support


Acceptance rate


With undergraduate degree or higher


Technical, research staff, postdoctoral fellows,


Average GPA

and teaching assistants


Average PCAT composite percentage


Ethnicity across all four years:


Principal investigators




Published books (edited, authored, or co-authored)




Refereed works published (authored or co-authored)




Non-refereed works published (authored or







Papers presented at professional meetings


No response

Number may not total 100 percent due to rounding


Review panels (off-campus peer review panels and


accreditation and certification teams)



Manuscripts read/reviewed for professional journals,

conferences, and publishers

Department of Pharmaceutical Health


Editors/associate editors for professional journals

Services Research


Officeholders of professional associations



Departmental, institutional, and University System

of Maryland committees

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Total days in public service (non-consulting role with


K-12 schools and community colleges, government

agencies, nonprofit organizations, or businesses)

Total enrollment




Total enrollment

EMPLOYMENT SURVEYS Job Placements for the Class of 2014


Data is based on an employment survey voluntarily completed

46 students

by graduating students in May.

Regulatory Science


Total graduates

54 students


Graduates answering survey





Community pharmacy


Postdoctoral fellows


Hospital pharmacy




Other (Industry/PHS/Etc.)


Full-time faculty


Affiliate faculty


Preceptor faculty

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SOURCES OF OPERATING REVENUES SUPPORTING THE SCHOOL This report is an unaudited presentation of revenues supporting the School.

FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 Total Source of Funds $56,905,079

Auxiliary and Misc. $2,828,101

Grants and Contract Awards and Designated Research Initiative Funds $25,090,586

Net General Appropriation and Tuition and Fees $25,488,541 Gifts $1,752,243 Scholarships, Fellowships, and Endowments $1,332,292

Federal Funds $413,316

Gifts $1,895,109

FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

Auxiliary and Misc. $2,489,492

Total source of funds $50,517,503

Net General Appropriation and Tuition and Fees $24,078,849

Grants and Contract Awards and Designated Research Initiative Funds $20,782,309

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Endowments $1,258,428


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Federal Funds $13,316


Nina Cimino, PharmD Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Cimino received a BS degree in general biology from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She completed a residency in pharmacy practice at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and a residency in pain management and palliative care at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Cimino’s practice and research interests include patient outcomes of palliative care interventions, pain management, and substance abuse. She practices as a member of the inpatient palliative medicine team at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Amanda Schartel, PharmD Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Schartel received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System and an ambulatory care specialty residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Schartel practices at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where she works as an ambulatory care clinical specialist focusing on improving transitions of care. Her research interests include transitions of care, chronic diseasestate management, and medication therapy management.

Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Mattingly received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy and an MBA from UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. He began his pharmacy career as an EPRN super trainer at The Kroger Co., where he facilitated the implementation of a new pharmacy information system software for more than 40 pharmacies. After completion of the pharmacy system rollout, Mattingly managed four Kroger Pharmacy locations between 2010 and 2012, revamping operations at each location to improve multiple business and patient care activities. He was promoted within Kroger to serve as District 6 pharmacy coordinator in the Mid-South Division overseeing operations for 12 pharmacies. In 2013, Mattingly left Kroger to lead Indianapolis operations as general manager for a startup longterm care pharmacy company called AlixaRx, providing pharmacy services and remote automated dispensing systems to 23 skilled nursing facilities across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. At the School of Pharmacy, Mattingly’s primary research interests include pharmacoeconomics, pharmacy practice management and leadership, and social media. His practice interests revolve around patient care and business model challenges in the community and long-term care pharmacy practice settings. His practice site is the University of Maryland Medical Center’s outpatient pharmacy. Mattingly writes for Leading Over the Counter, a blog dedicated to sharing leadership and management perspectives for pharmacists and other health care professionals.

Julia Slejko, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Slejko received a BA in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her PhD training at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy’s Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research was focused on pharmacoeconomics. Her postdoctoral training was completed at the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program in the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. Slejko’s research is focused on innovative approaches for decision-analytic modeling for economic and health outcomes assessments. She has applied these methods to modeling medication adherence and translating pharmacometric findings to cost-effectiveness analyses. Prior to her PhD training, she had a seven-year career in drug discovery at Array BioPharma in Boulder. Slejko is very active in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and maintains close connections with industry and academic partners alike.

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GRANTS AND CONTRACT AWARDS July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014




Peter Doshi

Assistant Professor

Secondment Agreement



BMJ Publishing Group Limited, Inc. $90,000

Susan dosReis Associate Professor Measuring Parent Preferences for ADHD Treatment to Predict Adherence

National Institute of Mental Health $315,117

Susan dosReis Associate Professor

1915 (c) Community Alternatives to Psychiatric & Residential Treatment Facilities Demonstration Waiver Program Management

Maryland Department of Health $94,092 and Mental Hygiene

Susan dosReis Associate Professor

Quality Demonstration Grant-Care Management Entities: A Multi-State Collaborative to Improve Children’s Mental Health

Maryland Department of Health $83,736 and Mental Hygiene

Susan dosReis

Methods for Prioritizing Surrogate Desired Health Outcomes for Patients

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Associate Professor


Sarah Dutcher Graduate Student

Atrial Fibrillation Management and Care National Institute on Aging Transitions Among Nursing Home Residents


C. Daniel Mullins Professor and Chair

Analysis of the SEER Medicare Datasets Bayer HealthCare - Colon Cancer Pharmaceuticals


C. Daniel Mullins Professor and Chair

University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI)

University of Maryland, College Park


C. Daniel Mullins Professor and Chair

GPC Endocrine-Metabolic (Diabetes) Consortium

Center for Medical Technology Policy


C. Daniel Mullins Professor and Chair

PATIENTS: PATient-centered Involvement Agency for Healthcare Research $995,295 in Evaluating EffectiveNess of TreatmentS and Quality

C. Daniel Mullins Professor and Chair

West Baltimore Primary Care Access Collaborative (WBPCAC) HEZ

Bon Secours Baltimore Health System


Eberechukwu Onukwugha

Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Prostate SEER/Medicare

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals


Eleanor Perfetto Professor

Comparative Effectiveness Research Certificate Program

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy


Eleanor Perfetto

Patient-Centered Research for Outcomes, PhRMA Foundation Effectiveness, and Measurement (PROEM)


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Associate Professor




Francoise Pradel Professor

Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework (MSPF) Process and Outcome Evaluation

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Gail Rattinger

Maryland Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home Program Evaluation

HealthCare Resolution Services, Inc. $110,949

Research Assistant Professor


Linda Simoni-Wastila Professor State Epidemiology Outcomes Workgroup Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Linda Simoni-Wastila

Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy National Institute on Aging After Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults


Linda Simoni-Wastila Professor

COPD and CHF Treatment in Older Adults with Depression


Bruce Stuart Parke-Davis Chair of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Understanding of Differences in Generic Pharmaceutical Research and and Brand Medication Utilization Patterns Manufacturers of America Among Part D Enrollees with and without the Low Income Subsidy


Bruce Stuart Parke-Davis Chair of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Understanding the Costs of Disability Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Pfizer Inc.


Bruce Stuart Parke-Davis Chair of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Proximal Predictors and Cost Consequences of Discontinuance with Oral Hypoglycemic Agents in the Elderly

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.


Bruce Stuart Parke-Davis Chair of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Analysis of the Medicare 5% Files for 2011

The Lewin Group, Inc.


Sarah Tom Assistant Professor

Associations Between Sleep Problems and Sleep Medications with Physical Function in Older Women

PhRMA Foundation


Joseph Vandigo

Graduate Student

Impact of Medicare Contracting Reform National Institute on Aging on Colon Cancer Treatment and Outcomes


Ilene Zuckerman


Novartis Fellowships



National Institute on Aging

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Ilene Zuckerman Professor Maryland Multi-Payer Patient Centered Maryland Health Care Medical Home Program - Medicaid Recipients Commission Ilene Zuckerman Professor Postmarketing Surveillance of Generic Food and Drug Administration Drug Usage and Substitution Patterns

Total PHSR



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Chanel Agness-Whittaker Associate Professor Smart Medicine: Community Health Worker Medicine Safety Training


Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.



Bruce Anderson Professor

Researched Abuse, Diversion, and Denver Health and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS速) Hospital Authority System by Poison Control Centers


Bruce Anderson


Combe After-Hours Support

Combe Inc.


Bruce Anderson Professor

Poison Control Stabilization and Enhancement Program

Health Resources and Services Administration


Bruce Anderson

Avon Products Support

Avon Products Inc.


Enhanced Toxidromic Surveilance Using Poison Center Data

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Nicole Brandt Professor Medication Therapy Management Improvements

Econometrica, Inc.


Nicole Brandt Professor

Econometrica, Inc.


Bethany DiPaula Associate Professor Drug Therapy Management

Howard County Health Department


Bethany DiPaula Associate Professor Springfield Hospital Center - Pharmacy Services

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Thomas Dowling Professor

Fasting Bioequivalence Study of Nilotinib Capsules

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Thomas Dowling Professor Thomas Dowling Professor

MP-3180 Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers



ORFM-1B Clinical Trial Study



Joga Gobburu Professor

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine Device (LNGIUD) IVIVC - Study



Joga Gobburu Professor

Analysis and Reporting of GRT-PK-04 QT Data

Forest Laboratories, Inc.


Joga Gobburu Professor

Development of Quantitative Translational Medicine Decision Kit for RA Disease

Johnson & Johnson



Bruce Anderson Professor


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Develop Standards for Delivery and Documentation of MTM Services Part D


Joga Gobburu


Modeling and Simulation Support

Joga Gobburu


Intermediate Pharmacometrics Training Medimmune Inc.

Joga Gobburu Professor

Six-Month DMPA Modeling and Stimulation Project

Joga Gobburu Professor RBP7000 Modeling Report and Project Stuart Haines Professor


$1,000,000 $50,000

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation $62,000

Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.

$65,000 - An Online Journal Club American College of for Ambulatory Care Practitioners Clinical Pharmacy


Cherokee Layson-Wolf Associate Professor Catonsville Pharmacy and Associate Dean Resident Agreement

Catonsville Pharmacy


Cherokee Layson-Wolf Associate Professor Professional Pharmacy and Associate Dean Resident Agreement

Professional Pharmacy Services, Inc.


Cherokee Layson-Wolf Cherokee Layson-Wolf

Associate Professor Sharpsburg Pharmacy and Associate Dean Resident Agreement

Sharpsburg Pharmacy


Associate Professor Whitesell Pharmacy Resident and Associate Dean Agreement

Whitesell Pharmacy


Raymond Love Professor

Spring Grove Hospital Center - Improving Pharmacy Services

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Raymond Love Professor

Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center - Improving Pharmacy Services

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Raymond Love Professor

Thomas B. Finan Center - Improving Pharmacy Services

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Raymond Love Professor

MHA - Centralized Administration of Pharmacy Services

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Raymond Love Professor

Eastern Shore Hospital Center and Maryland Department of Upper Shore Community Mental Health Health and Mental Hygiene Center – Improving Pharmacy Services


Raymond Love Professor

Antipsychotic Prescription Review Program

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Raymond Love Professor

Peer To Peer Review for Mental Health Drug Programs - Pediatrics

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Raymond Love Professor

Potomac Center - Secure Evaluation and Therapeutic Treatment

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


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Mary Lynn McPherson Professor

Improvement in Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes in Caring for Older Adults with Advanced Illness

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Tim Rocafort Assistant Professor

NACDS Foundation Faculty Fellowship in Community Practice

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education


Magaly Rodriguez Professor Clinical Pharmacy Services de Bittner

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner


Evaluation of Pharmacy Services

Giant of Maryland, LLC


Magaly Rodriguez Professor de Bittner

Medstar - Georgetown University Hospital Training Agreement

MedStar Health Inc.


Magaly Rodriguez Professor Joint Clinical and Educational Baltimore Washington de Bittner Collaboration Medical Center Magaly Rodriguez Professor Intergovernmental Personnel Baltimore VA Medical Center de Bittner Act Agreement


Magaly Rodriguez Professor de Bittner

Operational and Technical Support Provided by the Institute for a Healthiest Maryland

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Deanna Tran Assistant Professor

Team Up Pressure Down with a Dietitian Twist

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


Mona Tsoukleris Associate Professor Maryland Asthma Control Program

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Kathryn Walker Associate Professor Union Memorial Hospital Training Agreement

Union Memorial Hospital


Kathryn Walker Associate Professor Controlled Dangerous Substance Emergency Preparedness Plan

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Total PPS






Angelique Besold Graduate Student

Zinc Finger Proteins Involved in Neuronal Development

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Andrew Coop Professor

Cigarette Restitution Fund Statewide Academic Health Centers Research Grant

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene



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Steven Fletcher Assistant Professor

Optimization of Small Molecule Inhibitors of the BRD4 Protein

Convergene LLC


Young Ah Goo Research Assistant Professor

Evaluation of Top-Down Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Intact Protein Analysis

Medimmune Inc.


Stephen Hoag Professor Stephen Hoag Professor

Development of a Spectral Database for Excipients, Drug Substances, and Drug Products

U.S. Pharmacopeia


Risk Assessment of Abuse-Deterrent Technologies

National Institute of Pharmaceutical $110,189 Technology and Education

Stephen Hoag Professor

Development and Optimization of a Dissolving Film for Allergen Specific Immunotherapy in Children

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Maureen Kane Associate Professor

Radiation/Nuclear Medical National Institute of Allergy Countermeasure Product Development and Infectious Diseases Support Services


Maureen Kane Associate Professor

Interactive Effect of Environmental Exposures and Alcohol in the Navajo Birth Cohort

University of New Mexico


Maureen Kane Associate Professor Molecular Determinants of Retinoid Metabolism in Embryonic Tissues

University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.


Justin Lemkul

National Institute of General Medical Sciences


Postdoctoral Fellow Exploring RNA Folding and Dynamics Using a Polarizable Force Field


Alexander MacKerell Jr. Grollman-Glick Professor

Energetics of Oligonucleotide Conformational Heterogeneity

National Institute of General Medical Sciences


Alexander MacKerell Jr. Grollman-Glick Professor

Restoration of Tumor Suppression Activity in Malignant Melanoma

National Cancer Institute


Alexander MacKerell Jr. Grollman-Glick Professor

Program for Therapeutic Targeting of Transcriptional Repression

Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University


Alexander MacKerell Jr. Grollman-Glick Professor

Validation of SILCS Molecular Modeling Software

Maryland Industrial Partnerships $68,631

Sarah Michel

Associate Professor Non-Classical Zinc Finger Proteins

James Polli Shangraw/Noxell Endowed Chair

University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI)

National Science Foundation


University of Maryland, College Park


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Gerald Rosen


Methamphetamine-Induced Alterations University of New Mexico in Brain Tissue Oxygenation


Ramin Samadani Graduate Student

Overcoming Drug-Induced Resistance in BRaf Mutated Melanoma Cells


Paul Shapiro Professor and Chair

p38MAP Kinase-Dependent Mechanisms National Heart, Lung and of Fever-Enhanced Acute Lung Injury Blood Institute


Paul Shapiro Professor and Chair

Determining Structural Interactions Between ERK2 and BVD-523

Biomed Valley Discoveries, Inc.


Jana Shen Associate Professor CAREER - Electrostatic Mechanisms in Protein Stability and Folding

National Science Foundation


Jana Shen Associate Professor Electrostatic Modulation of Protein Stability and Folding

National Institute of General Medical Sciences


Yan Shu Associate Professor Xenobiotic Transporter Regulation and IRIP Function

National Institute of General Medical Sciences


Yan Shu Associate Professor Novel Cellular Models for Studying Transporter-Mediated Drug Drug Interaction

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc $91,000

Wanli Smith Assistant Professor Synphilin-1 and Obesity

National Institute of Diabetes $305,680 and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Audra Stinchcomb Professor

Transdermal Naltrexone for Opiate Addiction and Alcoholism

AllTranz Inc.


Audra Stinchcomb Professor

Microneedle-Enhanced Co-Drug Delivery for Smoking Cessation and Appetite Suppression

AllTranz Inc.


National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Audra Stinchcomb Professor Bioequivalence of Topical Drug Products: Food and Drug Administration in vitro - in vivo Correlations


Audra Stinchcomb Professor

Heat Effect on Generic Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems

Food and Drug Administration


Audra Stinchcomb Professor

Efficacy Study of a Nicotine Barrier Cream

University of North Texas Health $49,272 Science Center, Fort Worth

Peter Swaan Professor and Associate Dean

MRP4 Substrate/Inhibitor Structural Features and Polymorphisms in Drug-Induced Liver Injury

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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Peter Swaan

Professor and Associate Dean

Molecular Organization of the Organic Cation-Proton Exchanger, MATE1

University of Arizona


Hongbing Wang Professor Regulation of CYP2B6 in Human Liver

National Institute of Diabetes $333,863 and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hongbing Wang Professor

Role of Constitutive Androstane Receptor in Cyclophosphamide- Based Chemotherapy

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Jia Bei Wang Professor

Development of I-THP as New Medication for Drug Addiction

National Institute on Drug Abuse $769,500

Jia Bei Wang Professor

Exploring the Role of HINT1 Protein in Neuronal Function

National Institute of Mental Health


Angela Wilks Professor

Heme Utilization and Homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Jeremy Yap Graduate Student

Synthesis, Biophysical, and Biological Evaluation of Novel Small-Molecules and Proteomimetics as Inhibitors of the Protein-Protein and Protein-DNA

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education


Bruce Yu Professor

Novel Fluorophores for Molecular and Cellular Imaging

University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas


Bruce Yu


Engineering Fluorinated Paramagnetic Complexes for Multichromic 19F MRI

University of Maryland, College Park


Bruce Yu Bruce Yu


Engineering Fluorinated Paramagnetic Complexes for Multichromic 19F MRI

National Science Foundation



RelaxDetect: Detect Biopharmaceutical Maryland Technology Aggregation via Water Relaxation Development Corp.



Total PSC


Total PHSR Total PPS Total PSC

$5,289,513 $11,852,715 $7,422,720



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July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

Loyal donors provide the foundation for the School of Pharmacy’s success. Thank you to everyone—our alumni, faculty, staff, and friends—who has invested in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. LEGACY COUNCIL The Legacy Council of the University of Maryland acknowledges those who have made generous contributions to the School of Pharmacy through their estate plans. Anyone who has made such a gift is eligible for membership in the Legacy Council. To qualify, simply provide the School of Pharmacy’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs with documentation of the gift or a copy of the relevant document in which the School is named as a beneficiary ( For additional information about membership in the Legacy Council and estate planning, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, at 410-706-5893 or email Members of the Legacy Council are: John H. Balch, BSP ’68 Estate of Evelyn Grollman Glick Phyllis Brill Wingrat, BSP ’50= Nancy Rose Harmon= Billie Chappelear Gwynne L. Horwits Harold E. Chappelear, DSc ’98 Leonard Horwits, BSP ’60 Gerald I. Cohen, BSP ’58= George H. Huber, BSP ’61 Irwin R. Cohen= Sophia Kallelis= Kristine W. Ellinger, BSP ’77= Theodore S. Kallelis, PhD ’57=

Bernhard Lamy Gregory Lukaszczyk, BSP ’84 Estate of Bertha J. Manchey Estate of Helen Mendelsohn David G. Miller, BSP ’85 Joseph H. Morton, BSP ’60= Paul A. Pumpian, BSP ’50=

Chris A. Rodowskas, PhG ’29= Estate of Lillian K. Slama Allen Spak, BSP ’63= James M. Trattner, PhD ’28= Clayton L. Warrington, BSP ’58 Elizabeth Warrington = Signifies Deceased

DAVID STEWART ASSOCIATES In the mid-1980s, several dedicated alumni and friends established a premier giving society, the David Stewart Associates (DSA), to fund Schoolwide initiatives that would propel the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy nationally as a leader in pharmacy education. This leadership giving society honors David Stewart, America’s first professor of pharmacy and a founder of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, who symbolized a passion for excellence and commitment to pharmacy education. The founding members of the DSA are: Elwin Alpern, BSP ’51= Mayer Handelman, BSP ’54 Leon R. Catlett, BSP ’65 William M. Heller, MS ’51, Melvin S. Cohen= PhD ’55, DSc ’87 James P. Cragg Jr., BSP ’43= H. Elinor Hens= Leonard J. DeMino= Leon Jablon= Donald O. Fedder, BSP ’50= William J. Kinnard Jr. Michaeline R. Fedder Dorothy Levi, BSP ’70 Robert Foer, BSP ’51= Mark A. Levi, PD, BSP ’70 Henry J. Glaser Jr.= Samuel Lichter, BSP ’60 Evelyn Grollman Glick= Nicholas C. Lykos, BSP ’52=

Martin B. Mintz, BSP ’65, PD Benjamin S. Mulitz Elizabeth Newcomb, BSP ’68 John R. Newcomb Jr., BSP ’67 Anthony G. Padussis, BSP ’44= David Pearlman, BSP ’52 William L. Pearlman, BSP ’48= Thomas S. Petr, BSP ’74 Stephen J. Provenza, PhG ’29= Lawrence R. Rachuba

Arthur N. Riley, BSP ’70, MS ’72 Gerald M. Rosen David M. Russo, BSP ’79 Ralph A. Small Jr., BSP ’74 Arnold Smolen Bernard A. Weisman, BSP ’70= Kenneth P. Whittemore Jr., BSP ’76 Leonard Winkleman = Signifies Deceased

♦ This core group of philanthropists has inspired other donors to follow their lead. Today DSA membership has grown to create a solid base of private support for the School’s efforts to advance pharmaceutical education, practice, and science. To join this prestigious group of alumni and friends, or for more information on giving to the School, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, at 410-706-5893 or email


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The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy appreciates the financial support of the following individuals and organizations during the period July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014: GIVING BY INDIVIDUALS

Kenneth S. Bauer Jr., BSP ’89

Larry H. Pozanek, BSP ’59=

David D. Christ, BSP ’79

Katherine P. Beardsley~

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner,

Mary Ann Christ

David Stewart Associates

Robert S. Beardsley~

PharmD ’83

Nicholas Cornias, BSP ’92*

$100,000 - $499,999

Ralph N. Blomster

Jerome Schwartz, BSP ’49*

James M. Crable, BSP ’82

Phyllis Brill Wingrat, BSP ’50=

Cynthia J. Boyle, PharmD ’96*

Marilyn Shangraw*

Mary J. DeLuca, BSP ’79

Billie Chappelear~

James L. Bresette, PharmD ’97*

Jeffrey B. Sherr, BSP ’78~

Michaeline R. Fedder+

Harold E. Chappelear, DSc ’98~

Suzanne J. Caplan, BSP ’65*

Joanne H. Sherr, BSP ’78~

Mark G. Fletcher, BSP ’78, MS ’81,

George H. Huber, BSP ’61

Yale H. Caplan, BSP ’63,

Matthew G. Shimoda,

PhD ’83~

Ellen H. Yankellow, BSP ’73,

PhD ’68*

PharmD ’84~

Jefferson J. Gregory, BSP ’79

PharmD ’96*

Betty W. Cohen, BSP ’49~

Linda Simoni-Wastila~

Alice H. Hill, PharmD ’93*

Mary W. Connelly, BSP ’51

Larry E. Small, MS ’76, PhD ’80

Brian M. Hose, PharmD ’06~

$25,000 - $99,999

William J. Cooper~

Jermaine Smith

Stacey Hose~

Jack Frieman, BSP ’56~

Deborah DeWitt

Wanda Smith

Lisa T. Kloch, BSP ’80~

Morton D. Kramer, BSP ’50*

Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89

Frances Spaven, PhD ’86~

Stephen C. Kloch, BSP ’80~

Mark A. Levi, PD, BSP ’70 ~+

J. Philip Fink, BSP ’79*

Kerry Spaven~

Kan Chan Ku, PharmD ’01

Peng Wang

Julian M. Friedman, BSP ’56*

JoAnn M. Spearmon,

Suneel Kudaravalli, PharmD ’00

Marilyn Weisman

Jogarao Gobburu

PharmD ’97

Yoo-Jin Lee, PharmD ’04

Donna Handelman~

Rodney H. Taylor, PharmD ’97

Lisa M. Matson, BSP ’88~

$10,000 - $24,999

Mayer Handelman, BSP ’54~+

Hoai-An Truong, PharmD ’05~

Thomas E. Menighan

John H. Balch, BSP ’68~

Ramona M. Hawkins

Angelo C. Voxakis, BSP ’71~

John M. Motsko Jr., BSP ’69~

Beverly L. Crovo

Barry D. Hecht, BSP ’73

George C. Voxakis, BSP ’58,

Robin L. Paluskievicz,

Thomas L. Crovo

William M. Heller, MS ’51,

PharmD ’96*

PharmD ’98~

Susan C. dosReis, PhD ’99~

PhD ’54, DSc ’87+

Clayton L. Warrington, BSP ’58*

Doris M. Peng, MS ’78

Alexander D. MacKerell Jr.~

Julie R. Hryszko~

Elizabeth Warrington*

Gaytrice K. Rucker, BSP ’83

Jill Molofsky, BSP ’81~

Walter J. Hryszko, BSP ’74~

Gerolyn Ann Whittemore~

Nina H. Spiller, PharmD ’88~

Sidney D. Molofsky~

David H. Jones, BSP ’70~

Kenneth P. Whittemore Jr.,

George W. Swope Jr., BSP ’70~

David A. Knapp*

BSP ’76~+

Samana S. Syed, PharmD ’05

$5,000 - $9,999

Deanne E. Knapp*

Stephen M. Wienner, BSP ’91

Donna E. VanWie, BSP ’87

Andrew Coop~

Kimberley A. Lentz, PhD ’01

Alice A. Williams, PharmD ’12~

Wayne D. VanWie, BSP ’88

Robert W. Henderson, PD ’63*

Dorothy Levi, BSP ’70+

Carol Ann Williams~

Andrea B. Weiss, BSP ’89~

Dixie D. Leikach, BSP ’92~

Samuel Lichter, BSP ’60~+

Thomas G. Williams Jr.,

Fred M. Weiss, BSP ’70 ~

Neil B. Leikach, BSP ’92~

Raymond C. Love, PharmD ’77*

PharmD ’06~

Robert Wixson

James E. Polli

Michael Luzuriaga, BSP ’70*

Wanda Williams~

Jae Hyung Wu, PharmD ’98

Edward A. Taylor, PharmD ’06

Daniel Z. Mansour, PharmD ’06~

Bruce Yaffe

Loreen A. Wutoh, BSP ’86~

Ilene H. Zuckerman, BSP ’81,

Gina P. McKnight-Smith,

Leslie Yaffe Solomon

PharmD ’83~

PharmD ’97

Samuel M. Yaffe

Apothecary Club $250 - $499

Mary Lynn McPherson, $1,000 - $4,999

PharmD ’86~

Dean’s Club

Marsha E. Alvarez, BSP ’71,

Alfred Abramson, BSP ’56

Martin B. Mintz, PD, BSP ’65~+

$500 - $999

PharmD ’96*

Stephen J. Allen, MS ’78

Jill A. Morgan~

Harriet J. Barocas

Clarence L. Anstine, BSP ’58

Bruce Anderson

C. Daniel Mullins

Stephen B. Bierer, BSP ’72*

Sherry N. Berlin, BSP ’74*

Kimberly L. Barnett, BSP ’86

Eberechukwu Onukwugha~

Thomas S. Brenner, BSP ’72*

Howard K. Besner, BSP ’78,

Janice T. Batzold~

Thomas S. Petr, BSP ’74~+

Laci L. Brown, PharmD ’01~

PharmD ’02~

* Signifies donor for 15+ consecutive years ~ Signifies donor for 5-14 consecutive years

+ Signifies David Stewart Associates Founding Member = Signifies Deceased

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Lawrence H. Block, BSP ’62,

MS ’76~

Marian C. Bruce~

Christine Franey

MS ’67, PhD ’69

Gary J. Wirth, BSP ’79~

Karim Anton Calis, BSP ’84,

Paul Freiman, BSP ’53

Charles R. Bonapace,

Bay-Mao B. Wu, PharmD ’01

PharmD ’86

Phyllis Freiman

PharmD ’97~

Richard L. Wynn, BSP ’64,

Barry M. Caplis, BSP ’70

Pankaj B. Gala, PhD ’90

Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD ’97

PhD ’70

Stewart W. Carter, BSP ’76,

Florence F.K. Gee, BSP ’74~

Rebecca J. Ceraul~

William Yeboah, PharmD ’00~

PharmD ’05~

Donald J. Glenn, BSP ’83~

Marian L. Cascio, BSP ’77*

George E. Groleau, BSP ’76~

Jason F. Chancey, PharmD ’00~ Barbara S. Chong, PharmD ’97~

Century Club

Michelle M. Ceng, PharmD ’98~

Vandana R. Gupta, PharmD ’08

Gerald I. Cohen, BSP ’58=


Philip D. Chaikin, BSP ’72,

Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi,

Karen T. Collins, BSP ’70

Walter H. Abel, BSP ’63

PharmD ’77

BSP ’83=

Terry L. Davis, BSP ’83,

Dennis M. Ackerman, BSP ’70

Randy S. Chiat, BSP ’90

Mary Therese Gyi, BSP ’83,

PharmD ’98*

Abimbola O. Adebowale,

Lillian W. Chin Watt, PhG ’34

PharmD ’06

Harold L. Frank

PhD ’99

Fred Choy, MS ’81

Joseph G. Handelman, BSP ’60

Leslie D. Frank, BSP ’77, PhD ’82

Lisa L. Akman, BSP ’83

Yuet Lan M. Choy, BSP ’79

Cathy Haut

Jack H. Freedman, BSP ’70

Nastaran Alemi, PharmD ’02

Catherine L. Cioffi, PhD ’88

Diana P. Henzel, BSP ’93~

Mary A. George

Isabel Almeida-Chiat, BSP ’90

Regina W. Clark, PharmD ’98

Laura J. Herb

Steven P. George, BSP ’82


Francis I. Codd, BSP ’41

Mary-Therese Hewins, BSP ’81,

Timothy D. Gladwell,

Michael J. Appel, BSP ’69~

Dana S. Corn, BSP ’70

MS ’84~

PharmD ’96

Larry L. Augsburger, BSP ’62,

Elliott D. Corn

James M. Hill, BSP ’72

Stuart T. Haines*

MS ’65, PhD ’67

Hedy J. Cylus Gleiman, BSP ’73~

Marta Hoffman, BSP ’60~

Jeffrey J. Harnsberger, BSP ’92

Hector T. Ayu, BSP ’93

David M. Davis, BSP ’70

Ira M. Horowitz

Karen M. Kabat, MS ’83~

Raymond D. Bahr, BSP ’57

Louis Diamond, BSP ’61, MS ’64,

Helen Hsiao, PharmD ’06~

Jerold A. Kempler, BSP ’62~

Dov E. Banks~

PhD ’67

Lauren M. Hynicka

Myra L. Kempler~

Margaret E. Banks~

Jean M. Dinwiddie, PharmD ’93~

Lionel H. Jacobs, BSP ’68*

Donald M. Kirson, BSP ’70

Marshal Banks~

Stephen L. Disharoon, BSP ’79

Ping Jin, PhD ’06

Wendy Klein-Schwartz,

Rochelle Banks~

Charles R. Downs, BSP ’73,

Julie S. Johnson, BSP ’94~

PharmD ’77~

Ingrid R. Baramki, MS ’63

PharmD ’99*

Vicki M. Joshua, BSP ’87

Jonathan N. Latham,

Laurine A. Barrow-Wilson,

Dongyi Du, PhD ’09

Huijeong Ashley Jung,

PharmD ’98~

BSP ’89

Ann O. Dukes, BSP ’93

PharmD ’98, PhD ’02

Lisa Lebovitz

Andrew Bartilucci, PhD ’53~

Michelle L. Eby, PharmD ’99~

Aaron C. Kadish, BSP ’63*

Pauline P. Lee~

William H. Batt, BSP ’63~

Felicia U. Edoga, PharmD ’05

Angela M. Kaitis, BSP ’75,

Edwin M. Lewis, MS ’84~

Barbara B. Bedell, BSP ’82

James D. Edwards, BSP ’57

PharmD ’06

Frederick J. Mack, BSP ’79*

Vahram Bedrossian, BSP ’79*

Deborah J. Ehart, PharmD ’00

Charise S. Kasser, BSP ’83~

Marianthy K. Mendez, BSP ’86

William P. Beierschmitt,

Donald B. Elliott Jr., BSP ’57~

Susan A. Katz, BSP ’88

Maura P. Murphy, PhD ’99~

PhD ’86

Lily Chua Eng, BSP ’76~

Shirley A. Kaufman

Jason M. Noel~

Elizabeth Benson

Simon S. Eng, BSP ’76~

Thomas H. Keller Jr., BSP ’63

Thomas J. Pfaff, BSP ’85*

Jerome A. Berger, BSP ’60

Michael J. Evanko Jr., BSP ’73*

Dennis Klein

Kathleen M. Phelan, BSP ’93~

Phyllis A. Bernard, BSP ’88*

Susan M. Evans, BSP ’91

Lawrence J. Kotey, PharmD ’03~

Bonnie L. Pitt, BSP ’74

Kaloyan A. Bikov

Theodore J. Evans, BSP ’83~

Freda L. Krosnick~

Michael B. Rodell, BSP ’58*

Ronald L. Block, MS ’63~

Joanne T. Fabiano, BSP ’76

Jay E. Krosnick, BSP ’85~

James R. Salmons, BSP ’89,

Karen H. Bohan, PharmD ’88

Vincent L. Fabiano, BSP ’76

Edmond J. Kucharski, BSP ’84~

PharmD ’00~

Thomas V. Bolling, BSP ’69~

Fran Favin-Weiskopf,

Kathrin C. Kucharski,

Suzanne K. Simala, BSP ’84*

John E. Braaten, BSP ’79

PharmD ’88*

PharmD ’87~

Jia-Bei Wang, PhD ’92

Jeffrey M. Brewer, PharmD ’98

Madeline V. Feinberg, BSP ’79,

Kaysha R. Lancaster,

Irene L. Winters, BSP ’54*

Warren A. Brill

PharmD ’93

PharmD ’00

Barbara D. Wirth, BSP ’72,

Elaine L. Brogan, BSP ’78~

William T. Foley Jr., BSP ’58~

Kirk K. Lancaster


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+ Signifies David Stewart Associates Founding Member = Signifies Deceased


Ronald E. Lay, BSP ’78*

Howard L. Robinson Jr.,

Hal J. Weinstock, BSP ’74*

Liliane T. El-Gamil, BSP ’75

Louise Q. Leach, BSP ’74

PharmD ’00

Judith Wenzel Smith, BSP ’77

Neil E. Esterson, BSP ’51

Jin K. Lee, PharmD ’12

Patrick Tim Rocafort

Jay A. Wenig, BSP ’78

Dennis E. Ferguson, BSP ’79*

Jung E. Lee, BSP ’93~

David S. Roffman, BSP ’70,

Mark S. Wienecke, BSP ’77*

Jill R. Fetter, BSP ’93

Lisa C. LeGette, BSP ’92~

PharmD ’73

Hawyee T. Yan, BSP ’83

Michael A. Fishback

Charlotte D. Levi~

David M. Rombro, BSP ’54

Lane P. Zangwill, BSP ’78*

Leslye K. Fitterman, MS ’90,

Henry M. Levi, BSP ’63~

Melvin N. Rubin, BSP ’55~

Gene G. Zepp, BSP ’48

PhD ’95

Bonnie Levin, BSP ’78

Phyllis S. Rubin~

Reid A. Zimmer, BSP ’63*

Erin N. Foxmann

Julie E. Limric, BSP ’69~

Michael Rubino

Mary M. Ziomek, BSP ’79

Herbert Gendason, BSP ’71~

Denise Lupo Lutz, BSP ’77*

William Rudolph

Kristen K. Mack, PharmD ’00

Laura E. Sampson, BSP ’87~

Contributions up to $99

Margie Mae Goldberg-Okun,

Walter P. Mackay, BSP ’62*

Brian L. Schumer, BSP ’81~

Janet M. Abramowitz, BSP ’81

BSP ’81, PharmD ’02

Daniel F. Mackley, BSP ’76

Daniel S. Shaner, BSP ’63

Lawrence M. Abrams, BSP ’55

Buddy Goldman

Harry E. Macks, BSP ’59~

Paul Shapiro

Omoniyi A. Agunbiade,

Ronald Goldner, BSP ’60

Joanne Mandato

Christopher L. Shawyer, BSP ’76~

PharmD ’06

Aaron Grebow, BSP ’55

Ann G. Mantelmacher, BSP ’80

Thomas S. Shelor, BSP ’74~

Nazeer N. Ahmed, PharmD ’03

Martin D. Grebow, BSP ’60*

Antonia Mattia, PhD ’85,

Ronald P. Sherdel

Arthur Allen, BSP ’88

Marlene Greenebaum

BSP ’88

Katherine C. Shin, PharmD ’01

Lorrie Andrews

Stewart J. Greenebaum

Edward T. McCagh Jr., BSP ’75

Yan Shu

Caroline T. Bader, BSP ’81*

William J. Grimm Jr., BSP ’78~

Mark R. McDowell, BSP ’92

Harriet Silverstein~

Marvin R. Bader*

Corbin Grinage

Susan L. Mercer, PhD ’08

Morton I. Silverstein, BSP ’54~

Jason A. Barocas

Anthony A. Guerra, PharmD ’97

Sarah L. Michel

John C. Smith, BSP ’76

Mona Baumgarten

Teresa Harper

Steven J. Miller, MS ’87

Larry A. Snyder, BSP ’60,

Robin L. Becker, BSP ’84

Michael C. Hawk, BSP ’90

Robert K. Moler, BSP ’50

MD ’65*

Nancy Best Mabie, BSP ’95

Bernard P. Heyman, BSP ’57

Yvonne K. Molotsi, PharmD ’02~

Rona S. Snyder*

Alvin M. Blitz, BSP ’67

Kathleen Hodge

Vikas Moolchandani, PhD ’10

Molrat Sripinyo, BSP ’83

Barry L. Bloom, BSP ’66*

Forest S. Howell, BSP ’87~

Kevin P. Murphy

Charles H. Steg Jr., BSP ’78,

Eileen Bloom-Prinkey, BSP ’94

Gayle C. Howell, BSP ’91~

Scott Nawy

PharmD ’00~

Tamara Borisevich

Benjamin T. Huynh

Arnold Neuburger, BSP ’59*

Michael J. Steinberg,

Curtis A. Bowen, BSP ’56~

Trang H. Huynh, BSP ’91~

John J. Novak, BSP ’72

PharmD ’00

Barbara L. Brannan, BSP ’94,

Robert R. Imbierowicz Sr.,

Joseph Pariser, BSP ’63*

Alan R. Stoff, BSP ’70~

PharmD ’01

BSP ’55*

Angela M. Parker, BSP ’95

Abigail M. Strawberry, BSP ’93

Rona B. Burkoff

Keely Ireland

Leonard N. Patras, BSP ’74~

Bruce Stuart

Michael J. Cohen, BSP ’66*

Aroonjit Jenkosol, PharmD ’07

David Pearlman, BSP ’52+

Lynne M. Stuart

Susan Cohen-Pessah, BSP ’78

Cheryl Johnson

Lynn M. Perry

Wanida Surichamorn, BSP ’92,

C. Richard Crooks, BSP ’69

Thomas E. Johnson Jr., BSP ’81

Philip M. Perry, BSP ’74*

PhD ’91

David G. Danziger, BSP ’51

Jace Jones

Anthony J. Petralia Sr., BSP ’52*

Craig K. Svensson, BSP ’81~

Vivek S. Dave, PhD ’09

Michael E. Jones, BSP ’72*

Carolyn Petralia, PharmD ’03~

Nancy L. Taylor, BSP ’62*

Stephen T. David, BSP ’67,

Amanda Kahl

Lisa N. Pitt, PharmD ’98

Ronald C. Telak, BSP ’67

PhD ’74

Carl Kaiser, MS ’52, BSP ’53,

Sovitj Pou, PharmD ’96

Cecelia H. Tillman, BSP ’78

Colleen Day~

PhD ’55*

Keith S. Pozanek, BSP ’86

Francis J. Tinney, PhD ’66*

Hope S. DeCederfelt, BSP ’82~

Sarah H. Kang, BSP ’92

Raghu R. Prabhu~

Sarah Tom

Judith DeJarnette

Laura A. Keefer, PharmD ’96

Stanley A. Pyles, BSP ’90

Robin G. Trulli, PharmD ’06

Norman DuBois, BSP ’53*

Edward G. Kern, BSP ’69

Budne C. Reinke, BSP ’63~

Mona L. Tsoukleris, PharmD ’87

Noel E. Durm, BSP ’55

James M. Kessler, BSP ’73

Lois A. Reynolds, PharmD ’01

Kenneth C. Ullman, BSP ’63

Menachem Y. Edelman,

Robert L. Kestler, BSP ’69

James R. Ritchie, BSP ’63*

James B. Walter Jr., BSP ’51~

PharmD ’13

Iris Keyser

* Signifies donor for 15+ consecutive years ~ Signifies donor for 5-14 consecutive years

Brian J. Goetz, PharmD ’94

+ Signifies David Stewart Associates Founding Member = Signifies Deceased

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Sung K. Kim, BSP ’94

Lauren M. Robust, PharmD ’11

Stonewall C. King Jr., MS ’60

Paul E. Rodgers, PharmD ’01

Kathryn Kiser

Robert F. Royce, BSP ’51~

Class of 1934

Judith L. Kistler, MS ’59

Lena M. Rubin

Lillian W. Chin Watt, PhG

Linda C. Klein, BSP ’72~

Joseph M. Ruppel, BSP ’75

Sue H. Kohn

Lisa C. Ruppel, PharmD ’90

Class of 1941

William M. Heller, PhD

Catherine D. Kokoski

Joseph J. Scalese III, BSP ’94

Francis I. Codd, BSP

Stanley J. Merwitz, BSP

Charles J. Kokoski, BSP ’51,

Eric R. Schuetz, BSP ’86*

MS ’53, PhD ’56*

Charles J. Schutz, BSP ’65

Class of 1946

Morton I. Silverstein, BSP

Albert W. Kossler, MS ’53*

David J. Seff, BSP ’55

Harold B. Singer, BSP

Irene L. Winters, BSP

Vincent A. Lacroce, PharmD ’84

Leah C. Sera, PharmD ’10

Thomas P. LaMartina, BSP ’87*

Lionel M. Shapiro, BSP ’52*

Class of 1948

Class of 1955

Angela Lamy~

Preston G. Shelton

Gene G. Zepp, BSP

Lawrence M. Abrams, BSP

Stephen L. Lauer, BSP ’62*

Adrienne M. Shepardson,

Dan Le

PharmD ’05

Class of 1949

Aaron Grebow, BSP

Catherine Leebossewong

Lawrence P. Siegel, PharmD ’02~

Betty W. Cohen, BSP

Robert R. Imbierowicz Sr., BSP

Melvin Lessing, BSP ’66*

Harold B. Singer, BSP ’46

Jerome Schwartz, BSP

Carl Kaiser, PhD

Tamah Matejka

Teresa Singer

Sherlynn Matesky

Janet L. Spiers

Class of 1950

David J. Seff, BSP

Jennifer L. McGinley

Patricia Stewart

Phyllis Brill Wingrat, BSP=

Milton F. Toelle, BSP

Rachel L. Melnick, PharmD ’11

Lea J. Stokes

Morton D. Kramer, BSP

Stanley J. Merwitz, BSP ’54

Michele A. Suit

Robert K. Moler, BSP

Albert T. Meyers, BSP ’51~

Stephan Sylvan

Harris L. Miller, BSP ’65*

Donald W. Taylor, BSP ’69~

Class of 1951

Curtis A. Bowen, BSP

Philip B. Miller, BSP ’71

Milton F. Toelle, BSP ’55

Mary W. Connelly, BSP

Julian M. Friedman, BSP

Kellie M. Monzillo, PharmD ’06

Elliot S. Tokar, BSP ’60

David G. Danziger, BSP

Jack Frieman, BSP

Thomas L. Morgan, BSP ’93

Denise P. Toyer-McKan,

Neil E. Esterson, BSP

Charles J. Kokoski, PhD

Judy S. Morrison

PharmD ’98

William M. Heller, MS

Richard B. Morrison

Marilyn G. Trego

Charles J. Kokoski, BSP

Class of 1957

Sai C. Nimmagadda, PharmD ’12

Charles H. Tregoe, BSP ’59*

Albert T. Meyers, BSP

Raymond D. Bahr, BSP

Arline C. Nitzberg

Paul Trinkoff

Marvin S. Platt, BSP

James D. Edwards, BSP

Louise D. O’Neill

Melanie Weiskerger

Robert F. Royce, BSP

Donald B. Elliott Jr., BSP

Luann Orehek Reno, BSP ’89

Laura D. Weiss, BSP ’93

James B. Walter Jr., BSP

Bernard P. Heyman, BSP

Andrew J. Paladino

Brenda K. Weller, BSP ’92*

Debra L. Paladino

Anne Wetzler

Class of 1952

Suzanne J. Paxton Pierson,

Joan P. Williams, BSP ’70

Carl Kaiser, MS

Class of 1958

BSP ’90

Norman R. Yockelson, BSP ’71

David Pearlman, BSP

Clarence L. Anstine, BSP

Kathleen Pincus

Irvin Yospa, BSP ’61

Anthony J. Petralia Sr., BSP

Gerald I. Cohen, BSP=

Cristina V. Platon, BSP ’83~

Sandra A. Yospa

Lionel M. Shapiro, BSP

William T. Foley Jr., BSP

Marvin S. Platt, BSP ’51~

Donald R. Young, BSP ’57*

Terry J. Posner Seidel

Roxanne W. Zaghab

Class of 1953

George C. Voxakis, BSP

Beth Pozanek

Christian A. Zang

Andrew Bartilucci, PhD

Clayton L. Warrington, BSP

Sangeeta V. Raje, PhD ’02

William V. Zappa, BSP ’74

Norman DuBois, BSP

Deborah Redman

Harry Zemel=

Paul Freiman, BSP

Class of 1959

Harvey D. Reisenweber, BSP ’61

Milton S. Zepp

Carl Kaiser, BSP

Judith L. Kistler, MS

Gertrude Robinson

Julie Magno Zito


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Charles J. Kokoski, MS Albert W. Kossler, MS Class of 1954 Mayer Handelman, BSP

David M. Rombro, BSP

Noel E. Durm, BSP

Melvin N. Rubin, BSP

Class of 1956 Alfred Abramson, BSP

Donald R. Young, BSP

Michael B. Rodell, BSP

Harry E. Macks, BSP * Signifies donor for 15+ consecutive years ~ Signifies donor for 5-14 consecutive years

+ Signifies David Stewart Associates Founding Member = Signifies Deceased


Arnold Neuburger, BSP

Allen Spak, BSP=

Class of 1970

Class of 1974

Larry H. Pozanek, BSP=

Kenneth C. Ullman, BSP

Dennis M. Ackerman, BSP

Sherry N. Berlin, BSP

Charles H. Tregoe, BSP

Reid A. Zimmer, BSP

Barry M. Caplis, BSP

Stephen T. David, PhD

Karen T. Collins, BSP

Florence F. K. Gee, BSP

Class of 1960

Class of 1964

Dana S. Corn, BSP

Walter J. Hryszko, BSP

Jerome A. Berger, BSP

Louis Diamond, MS

David M. Davis, BSP

Louise Q. Leach, BSP

Ronald Goldner, BSP

Richard L. Wynn, BSP

Jack H. Freedman, BSP

Leonard N. Patras, BSP

Martin D. Grebow, BSP

David H. Jones, BSP

Philip M. Perry, BSP

Joseph G. Handelman, BSP

Class of 1965

Donald M. Kirson, BSP

Thomas S. Petr, BSP

Marta Hoffman, BSP

Larry L. Augsburger, MS

Dorothy Levi, BSP

Bonnie L. Pitt, BSP

Leonard Horwits, BSP

Suzanne J. Caplan, BSP

Mark A. Levi, BSP, PD

Thomas S. Shelor, BSP

Stonewall C. King Jr., MS

Harris L. Miller, BSP

Michael Luzuriaga, BSP

Hal J. Weinstock, BSP

Samuel Lichter, BSP

Martin B. Mintz, BSP, PD

David S. Roffman, BSP

William V. Zappa, BSP

Joseph H. Morton, BSP=

Charles J. Schutz, BSP

Alan R. Stoff, BSP

Larry A. Snyder, BSP

George W. Swope Jr., BSP

Class of 1975

Class of 1966

Fred M. Weiss, BSP

Liliane T. El-Gamil, BSP

Barry L. Bloom, BSP

Joan P. Williams, BSP

Angela M. Kaitis, BSP

Class of 1961

Michael J. Cohen, BSP

Richard L. Wynn, PhD

Edward T. McCagh Jr., BSP

Louis Diamond, BSP

Melvin Lessing, BSP

George H. Huber, BSP

Francis J. Tinney, PhD

Elliot S. Tokar, BSP

Harvey D. Reisenweber, BSP

Joseph M. Ruppel, BSP Class of 1971 Marsha E. Alvarez, BSP

Class of 1976

Class of 1967

Herbert Gendason, BSP

Stewart W. Carter, BSP

Larry L. Augsburger, PhD

Philip B. Miller, BSP

Lily Chua Eng, BSP

Class of 1962

Alvin M. Blitz, BSP

Angelo C. Voxakis, BSP

Simon S. Eng, BSP

Larry L. Augsburger, BSP

Lawrence H. Block, MS

Norman R. Yockelson, BSP

Joanne T. Fabiano, BSP

Lawrence H. Block, BSP

Stephen T. David, BSP

Jerold A. Kempler, BSP

Louis Diamond, PhD

Class of 1972

George E. Groleau, BSP

Stephen L. Lauer, BSP

Ronald C. Telak, BSP

Stephen B. Bierer, BSP

Daniel F. Mackley, BSP

Thomas S. Brenner, BSP

Christopher L. Shawyer, BSP

Class of 1968

Philip D. Chaikin, BSP

Larry E. Small, MS

John H. Balch, BSP

James M. Hill, BSP

John C. Smith, BSP

Class of 1963

Yale H. Caplan, PhD

Michael E. Jones, BSP

Kenneth P. Whittemore Jr., BSP

Walter H. Abel, BSP

Lionel H. Jacobs, BSP

Linda C. Klein, BSP

Barbara D. Wirth, MS

Irvin Yospa, BSP

Walter P. Mackay, BSP Nancy L. Taylor, BSP

Ingrid R. Baramki, MS

Vincent L. Fabiano, BSP

John J. Novak, BSP

William H. Batt, BSP

Class of 1969

Ronald L. Block, MS

Michael J. Appel, BSP

Yale H. Caplan, BSP

Lawrence H. Block, PhD

Class of 1973

Philip D. Chaikin, PharmD

Robert W. Henderson, PD

Thomas V. Bolling, BSP

Hedy J. Cylus-Gleiman, BSP

Leslie D. Frank, BSP

Aaron C. Kadish, BSP

C. Richard Crooks, BSP

Charles R. Downs, BSP

Wendy Klein-Schwartz, PharmD

Thomas H. Keller Jr., BSP

Edward G. Kern, BSP

Michael J. Evanko Jr., BSP

Raymond C. Love, PharmD

Henry M. Levi, BSP

Robert L. Kestler, BSP

Barry D. Hecht, BSP

Denise Lupo Lutz, BSP

Joseph Pariser, BSP

Julie E. Limric, BSP

James M. Kessler, BSP

Judith Wenzel Smith, BSP

Budne C. Reinke, BSP

John M. Motsko Jr., BSP

David S. Roffman, PharmD

Mark S. Wienecke, BSP

James R. Ritchie, BSP

Donald W. Taylor, BSP

Ellen H. Yankellow, BSP

Barbara D. Wirth, BSP

Class of 1977 Marian L. Cascio, BSP

Daniel S. Shaner, BSP

* Signifies donor for 15+ consecutive years ~ Signifies donor for 5-14 consecutive years

+ Signifies David Stewart Associates Founding Member = Signifies Deceased

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Class of 1978

Jill Molofsky, BSP

Class of 1986

Pankaj B. Gala, PhD

Stephen J. Allen, MS

Brian L. Schumer, BSP

Kimberley L. Barnett, BSP

Michael C. Hawk, BSP

Howard K. Besner, BSP

Craig K. Svensson, BSP

William P. Beierschmitt, PhD

Suzanne J. Paxton Pierson, BSP

Elaine L. Brogan, BSP

Ilene H. Zuckerman, BSP

Karim Anton Calis, PharmD

Stanley A. Pyles, BSP

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD

Lisa C. Ruppel, PharmD

Susan Cohen-Pessah, BSP Mark G. Fletcher, BSP

Class of 1982

Marianthy K. Mendez, BSP

William J. Grimm Jr., BSP

Barbara B. Bedell, BSP

Keith S. Pozanek, BSP

Class of 1991

Ronald E. Lay, BSP

James M. Crable, BSP

Eric R. Schuetz, BSP

Susan M. Evans, BSP

Bonnie Levin, BSP

Hope S. DeCederfelt, BSP

Frances Spaven, PhD

Gayle C. Howell, BSP

Doris M. Peng, MS

Leslie D. Frank, PhD

Loreen A. Wutoh, BSP

Trang H. Huynh, BSP

Jeffrey B. Sherr, BSP

Steven P. George, BSP

Wanida Surichamorn, PhD Class of 1987

Joanne H. Sherr, BSP

Stephen M. Wienner, BSP

Charles H. Steg Jr., BSP

Class of 1983

William M. Heller, DSc

Cecelia H. Tillman, BSP

Lisa L. Akman, BSP

Forest S. Howell, BSP

Class of 1992

Jay A. Wenig, BSP

Terry L. Davis, BSP

Vicki M. Joshua, BSP

Nicholas Cornias, BSP

Lane P. Zangwill, BSP

Theodore J. Evans, BSP

Kathrin C. Kucharski, PharmD

Jeffrey J. Harnsberger, BSP

Mark G. Fletcher, PhD

Thomas P. LaMartina, BSP

Sarah H. Kang, BSP

Class of 1979

Donald J. Glenn, BSP

Steven J. Miller, MS

Lisa C. LeGette, BSP

Vahram Bedrossian, BSP

Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi, BSP=

Laura E. Sampson, BSP

Dixie D. Leikach, BSP

John E. Braaten, BSP

Mary Therese Gyi, BSP

Mona L. Tsoukleris, PharmD

Neil B. Leikach, BSP

Yuet Lan M. Choy, BSP

Karen M. Kabat, MS

Donna E. VanWie, BSP

Mark R. McDowell, BSP

David D. Christ, BSP

Charise S. Kasser, BSP

Mary J. DeLuca, BSP

Cristina V. Platon, BSP

Class of 1988

Jia-Bei Wang, PhD

Stephen L. Disharoon, BSP

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner,

Arthur Allen, BSP

Brenda K. Weller, BSP

Madeline V. Feinberg, BSP


Phyllis A. Bernard, BSP

Dennis E. Ferguson, BSP

Gaytrice K. Rucker, BSP

Karen H. Bohan, PharmD

Class of 1993

J. Philip Fink, BSP

Molrat Sripinyo, BSP

Catherine L. Cioffi, PhD

Hector T. Ayu, BSP

Jefferson J. Gregory, BSP

Hawyee T. Yan, BSP

Fran Favin-Weiskopf, PharmD

Jean M. Dinwiddie, PharmD

Frederick J. Mack, BSP

Ilene H. Zuckerman, PharmD

Susan A. Katz, BSP

Ann O. Dukes, BSP

Lisa M. Matson, BSP

Madeline V. Feinberg, PharmD

Class of 1984

Antonia Mattia, BSP

Jill R. Fetter, BSP

Gary J. Wirth, BSP Mary M. Ziomek, BSP

Wanida Surichamorn, BSP

Robin L. Becker, BSP

Nina H. Spiller, PharmD

Diana P. Henzel, BSP

Class of 1980

Karim Anton Calis, BSP

Wayne D. VanWie, BSP

Alice H. Hill, PharmD

Lisa T. Kloch, BSP

Mary-Therese Hewins, MS

Stephen C. Kloch, BSP

Edmond J. Kucharski, BSP

Class of 1989

Thomas L. Morgan, BSP

Ann G. Mantelmacher, BSP

Vincent A. Lacroce, PharmD

Laurine A. Barrow-Wilson, BSP

Kathleen M. Phelan, BSP

Larry E. Small, PhD

Edwin M. Lewis, MS

Kenneth S. Bauer Jr., BSP

Abigail M. Strawberry, BSP Laura D. Weiss, BSP

Jung E. Lee, BSP

Gregory Lukaszczyk, BSP

Natalie D. Eddington, PhD

Class of 1981

Matthew G. Shimoda, PharmD

Luann Orehek Reno, BSP

Janet M. Abramowitz, BSP

Suzanne K. Simala, BSP

James R. Salmons, BSP

Class of 1994

Andrea B. Weiss, BSP

Eileen Bloom-Prinkey, BSP

Caroline T. Bader, BSP Fred Choy, MS

Class of 1985

Mark G. Fletcher, MS

Jay E. Krosnick, BSP

Class of 1990

Brian J. Goetz, PharmD

Margie Mae Goldberg-Okun, BSP

Antonia Mattia, PhD

Isabel Almeida-Chiat, BSP

Julie S. Johnson, BSP

Mary-Therese Hewins, BSP

Thomas J. Pfaff, BSP

Randy S. Chiat, BSP

Sung K. Kim, BSP

Leslye K. Fitterman, MS

Joseph J. Scalese III, BSP

Thomas E. Johnson Jr., BSP 58

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Barbara L. Brannan, BSP


Class of 1995

Suneel Kudaravalli, PharmD

Class of 2006

DrugLogic, Inc.

Nancy Best Mabie, BSP

Kaysha R. Lancaster, PharmD

Omoniyi A. Agunbiade, PharmD

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Leslye K. Fitterman, PhD

Kristen K. Mack, PharmD

Mary Therese Gyi, PharmD


Angela M. Parker, BSP

Howard L. Robinson Jr., PharmD

Brian M. Hose, PharmD

Walgreens Co.

James R. Salmons, PharmD

Helen Hsiao, PharmD

Class of 1996

Charles H. Steg Jr., PharmD

Ping Jin, PhD


Marsha E. Alvarez, PharmD

Michael J. Steinberg, PharmD

Angela M. Kaitis, PharmD


Cynthia J. Boyle, PharmD

William Yeboah, PharmD

Daniel Z. Mansour, PharmD

PhRMA Foundation

Kellie M. Monzillo, PharmD

Procter & Gamble Waters Corp.

Timothy D. Gladwell, PharmD Laura A. Keefer, PharmD

Class of 2001

Edward A. Taylor, PharmD

Sovitj Pou, PharmD

Barbara L. Brannan, PharmD

Robin G. Trulli, PharmD

George C. Voxakis, PharmD

Laci L. Brown, PharmD

Thomas G. Williams Jr., PharmD

Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD

Kan Chan Ku, PharmD

Class of 1997

Associates $25,000-$49,999

Kimberley A. Lentz, PhD

Class of 2007

American Foundation for

Lois A. Reynolds, PharmD

Aroonjit Jenkosol, PharmD

Pharmaceutical Education

JG Business Link International

Charles R. Bonapace, PharmD

Paul E. Rodgers, PharmD

Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD

Katherine C. Shin, PharmD

Class of 2008

Springer Science + Business

James L. Bresette, PharmD

Bay-Mao B. Wu, PharmD

Vandana R. Gupta, PharmD

Media, LLC-N.J.

Susan L. Mercer, PhD

Wockhardt Ltd. Affiliates

Barbara S. Chong, PharmD Anthony A. Guerra, PharmD

Class of 2002

Gina P. McKnight-Smith, PharmD

Nastaran Alemi, PharmD

Class of 2009

JoAnn M. Spearmon, PharmD

Howard K. Besner, PharmD

Vivek S. Dave, PhD


Rodney H. Taylor, PharmD

Margie Mae Goldberg-Okun,

Dongyi Du, PhD

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PermeGear, Inc.

PharmD Class of 1998

Huijeong Ashley Jung, PhD

Class of 2010

Jeffrey M. Brewer, PharmD

Yvonne K. Molotsi, PharmD

Vikas Moolchandani, PhD

Michelle M. Ceng, PharmD

Sangeeta V. Raje, PhD

Leah C. Sera, PharmD


Harold E. Chappelear, DSc

Lawrence P. Siegel, PharmD Class of 2011

Regina W. Clark, PharmD

Sponsors Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Terry L. Davis, PharmD

Class of 2003

Rachel L. Melnick, PharmD

Huijeong Ashley Jung, PharmD

Nazeer N. Ahmed, PharmD

Lauren M. Robust, PharmD

American Association of

Jonathan N. Latham, PharmD

Lawrence J. Kotey, PharmD

Robin L. Paluskievicz, PharmD

Carolyn Petralia, PharmD

Class of 2012

American Brokerage Inc.

Lisa N. Pitt, PharmD

Jin K. Lee, PharmD

Colleges of Pharmacy

American Chemical Society American College of Clinical

Denise P. Toyer-McKan, PharmD

Class of 2004

Sai C. Nimmagadda, PharmD

Jae Hyung Wu, PharmD

Yoo-Jin Lee, PharmD

Alice A. Williams, PharmD


Class of 1999

Class of 2005

Class of 2013


Abimbola O. Adebowale, PhD

Stewart W. Carter, PharmD

Menachem Y. Edelman, PharmD

Catonsville Pharmacy, LLC

Susan dosReis, PhD

Felicia U. Edoga, PharmD

Charles R. Downs, PharmD

Adrienne M. Shepardson,

Michelle L. Eby, PharmD



Maura P. Murphy, PhD

Samana S. Syed, PharmD

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Inc.

CVS Caremark Corp. CVS Charitable Trust, Inc.


Exxon Mobil Foundation


Hereford Pharmacy, Inc.

Jason F. Chancey, PharmD

Beacon Charitable Foundation

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Deborah J. Ehart, PharmD

Bruker Instruments Corp.

Johns Hopkins University

Hoai-An Truong, PharmD Class of 2000

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LTS Lohmann Therapie-

Klein’s ShopRite Pharmacies

Jay’s Catering

Maryland Pharmacists

Systeme AG

of Maryland


Maryland Pharmacists


Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.


Maryland Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical Education

MBM Technology, LLC


McKesson Pharmaceutical

MedStar Health

PharmCon, Inc.

Consultants, Inc.

Network for Good



Northern Pharmacy & Medical

Penn Restaurant

Research Institute for Liver


Professional Pharmacy

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Rite Aid Pharmacy

Safeway, Inc.

Disease, LLC




Preston Pharmacy Inc.

Samos Restaurant

Community Federation

Professional Pharmacy

Shoppers Pharmacy

of Baltimore

Rainbow’s End, Inc.

Target Inc.

University of Delaware

Roquette America, Inc.

Walgreens Co.

University of Maryland School

SGM Accounting Solutions, LLC


Sharpsburg Pharmacy

Wedgewood Club

of Pharmacy Class of 2014

University System of Maryland




SilcsBio, LLC

The School of Pharmacy

SNC Partners LLC

received the following gifts

Contributors Up To $999

Sunset Diabetes Resources, Inc.

of tribute for the individuals

Ahold Financial Services

The Annapolitan Shop, Inc.

listed below:

Alpha Zeta Omega –

The Pfizer Foundation, Inc.

The Wistar Institute



ThermoFisher Scientific

Ann Harris

BIL, Inc. – State Pharmacy

Waters Technologies Corp.

Daniel B. Harris, MD

Foundation, Inc.

Walmart Health and Wellness

Kappa Chapter

Rudolph F. Winternitz, BSP ’54

Becton Dickinson & Co. Eastern Shore Pharmaceutical


Ilene H. Zuckerman, BSP ’81,



PharmD ’83

Eastpoint Pediatric Dental

The University of Maryland


School of Pharmacy thanks

Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation

the corporations, foundations,


EPIC Pharmacies, Inc.

organizations, and private

Yvette A. Beakes, PharmD ’00

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

sponsors, who, throughout

Gerald I. Cohen, BSP ’58

Fisher BioServices, Inc.

the year, have so generously

Vivien Ina Horowitz

GE Foundation

contributed directly to student

Larry H. Pozanek, BSP ’59

George’s Creek Pharmacy, Inc.

organizations to enrich the

Bernard A. Weisman, BSP ’70

Good Shepherd Preschool

student experience and

Harold L. Frank, DDS, PC

enhance ongoing professional

Harris Teeter, Inc.


Hecrol LLC – Service Care Pharmacy

Camden Pub

ISS, Inc.

Catonsville Pharmacy, LLC

Johnson Family Pharmacy LLC

CVS Caremark Corp.

Kenneth C. Ullman, MD, PC

EPIC Pharmacies, Inc.


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This is a listing of gifts received from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. We have made every effort to provide a complete and accurate listing of donors and gifts. If we have made an error or omission, please accept our sincere apology and contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 410-706-5893 or so that we may correct our records.


“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny ...” — ISAAC ASIMOV

Ken Boyden

As I write this message, I am celebrating my one-month anniversary with the School of Pharmacy — an anniversary that pales in comparison to the demisemiseptcentennial (that’s 175 years) the School will celebrate in 2016. My first weeks serving the committed alumni, dedicated expert faculty, and impressive students at the School of Pharmacy have been both rewarding and fun. I am energized and pleased to write you from my new post as associate dean for development and alumni affairs at the School of Pharmacy.

I have long been aware of the incredible history and extraordinary work of your distinguished alma

mater, from its historic founding in 1841 and its strides in patient care to the mass spectrometers that today pursue developments in biomedical research for the benefit of the world’s population. All these years later, our School of Pharmacy continues to serve as a leader in education, practice, research, and community engagement.

I look forward to hearing from you, our graduates, to learn more about the role the School of

Pharmacy has played in your career and life. Please feel free to contact me at or 410-706-5893 to let me know how we can assist you or to answer any questions you may have. I also look forward to meeting many of you during my travels on behalf of the School. In my first weeks here, I have been so impressed with the commitment, engagement, and generosity of our more than 5,200 alumni. Working with graduates of a leading health sciences school reminds me of the important, yet rewarding, work we do in educating the researchers and pharmacists of tomorrow.

Thank you for your ongoing support of your alma mater and, in advance, for your continued

engagement. Very truly,

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Taste of Baltimore Luncheon at the School of Pharmacy Special recognition for the Class of 1965’s 50-year reunion and class years ending in 5 and 0 School tours, music, and activities for all ages

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Capsule (Summer 2015)  

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Magazine for Alumni and Friends-- In this issue: Maryland Rising, a five year review of the School...

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University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Magazine for Alumni and Friends-- In this issue: Maryland Rising, a five year review of the School...