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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
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About the College of Pharmacy

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Contact Information
Office of the Dean:
141 Science and Research 2
Office of Admissions:
PharmD Program

122 Science and Research 2
Executive Associate Dean
141 Science and Research 2
Associate Dean for Operations
141 Science and Research 2
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
141 Science and Research 2
Assistant Dean for Experiential Programs:
431 Pharmacy Building - Texas Medical Center
Assistant Dean for Student & Professional Affairs:
122 Science and Research 2
Assistant Dean for Assessment:
141 Science and Research 2
Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy:
521 Science and Research 2
Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research:
318 Pharmacy Building - Texas Medical Center
Internet Address:

Dean: F. Lamar Pritchard, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Executive Vice-Dean for Research: Mustafa F. Lokhandwala, Ph.D., University of Houston

Executive Associate Dean: Andrea L. Smesny, Pharm.D., University of Houston

Associate Dean for Operations: Shara L. Zatopek, M.A., Houston Baptist University

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Tara L. Jenkins, Ph.D., University of Houston

Assistant Dean for Experiential Programs: Nancy Ordonez, Pharm.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Assistant Dean for Student & Professional Affairs: Paige Pittman, Pharm.D., M.B.A., University of Florida

Assistant Dean for Assessment: Elizabeth Coyle, Pharm D., FCCM, BCPS, University of Nebraska

Communications Coordinator: David Chip Lambert, B.S., Sam Houston State University

Director of Academic Program Management: Barbara Burke, B.A., University of Florida

Director of Admissions (PharmD program): Morgan Ely, B.A., Henderson State University

Director of Recruiting (Pre-pharmacy): Nekesa Berkley, B.S., Xavier University

Director, Business Operations: Ruby Haroon, B.A., Saint Joseph’s College


Karim Alkadhi, Rajender Aparasu, Kimberly Birtcher (Clinical), Richard Bond, Diana Chow, Elizabeth Coyle (Clinical), Carl W. Driever (Emeritus), James Essien, Kenneth L. Euler (Emeritus), Donald A. Fox (Adjunct), Kevin W. Garey, Vishnu Das Gupta, Ming Hu, Bhagavan S. Jandhyala (Emeritus), Thomas L. Lemke (Emeritus), Mustafa F. Lokhandwala, Randall A. Prince, Ke-he Ruan, Diana Shu-Lian Chow, Vincent Tam, Alfred J. Weinheimer (Emeritus)

Associate Professors:
Hua Chen, Joydip Das, Douglas C. Eikenburg, Catherine Hatfield (Clinical), Michael L. Johnson, Brian Knoll, Nancy Ordonez (Clinical), Sujit S. Sansgiry, Jeff Sherer (Clinical), Lynn A. Simpson (Clinical), Andrea Smesny (Clinical), Julianna E. Szilagyi, Anne Tucker (Clinical), David Wallace (Clinical), Louis Williams, Shara Zatopek (Clinical)

Assistant Professors:
Susan Abughosh, Mohammad Asghar, Anees Banday (Research), Nicholas Beyda (Research), Nancy Chung (Clinical), Rustin Crutchely (Clinical), Gregory Cuny, Jason Eriksen, Julianna Fernandez (Clinical), Romi Ghose, Barbara Lewis (Clinical), Claire Mach, Santhi Masilamani (Clinical), Bradley McConnell, Paige Pitman (Clinical), Samina Salim (Research), Lindsay Schwarz, Dhara N. Shah (Clinical), Maria Tejada-Simon, Svetlana Tikunova, Meghana Trivedi, Matthew Wanat (Clinical)

Lena Malacoff, Aditi Marwaha

The Profession

The College of Pharmacy, established in 1946, prepares students to enter into the practice of pharmacy in a changing health care system and to assume important roles as drug information specialists and primary care providers.

Upon graduation, the new professional utilizes a foundation of skills in administrative, biological, clinical, and pharmaceutical sciences to take an active role in contemporary pharmacy practice. Career options in pharmacy are virtually unlimited. From community to hospital practice, from home care to nuclear pharmacy, and from clinical practice to basic science research in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists participate in areas that provide patient care and unravel the mysteries of human health.

Pharmacists are responsible for supervising the drug distribution process, selecting appropriate drug therapies, determining drug dosages and routes of administration, and monitoring therapeutic outcomes. Working with other health care providers–physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and dentists–pharmacists complement the health care system by providing pharmaceutical care.

The College

Students at the College of Pharmacy have at their disposal virtually every resource and opportunity they need to acquire a first-class education in pharmacy.

In the college’s facility on the University of Houston campus, a dedicated Learning Resource Center and a computer lab provides advanced hardware and specialized software for class work and research needs.

In the college’s second facility in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, the students have the opportunity to train with physicians, medical students and members of our clinical faculty.

In addition to faculty/staff offices, research laboratories, computer center, and classrooms, the building houses the Pharmacy Care lab. In this specialized learning laboratory, students learn techniques in pharmaceutical care by role-playing situations they would experience as pharmacists.

The Sterile Products Laboratory teaches students the latest aseptic methods of drug formulation and preparation, especially for use in hospitals and home care.


The College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.