Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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Mercer University’s Doctor of Pharmacy Program is ranked as a top 5 pharmacy program among private universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The College offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.), and physical therapy (DPT), and the master’s degree (M.M.Sc.) for physician assistants. With an enrollment of more than 800 students and a distinguished faculty of basic scientists and clinicians, the College houses six centers focusing on research, teaching, and learning. The College’s creed, “A Tradition of Excellence – A Legacy of Caring,” frames its philosophy of providing excellent academic programs in an environment where every student matters and every person counts.
Degrees Conferred: PharmD, PharmD/MBA, PharmD/PhD, PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
|A Tradition of Excellence, A Legacy of Caring
|A Unique Learning Environment
|Why Mercer Pharmacy
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- Dr. Hewitt “Ted” Matthews, dean, senior vice president for Health Sciences
- Dr. Michael Jann, chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
- Dr. Ajay Banga, chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; co-director, Center for Drug Delivery Research
- Dr. Candace Barnett, executive associate dean
- Dr. Jim Bartling, associate dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
- Dr. C. Lea Bonner, clinical assistant professor; director, Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences
- Dr. Christine Klein, clinical assistant professor; director, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
- Dr. Lisa Lundquist, associate dean for administration; clinical associate professor; director, Advanced Clinical Track Program
- Dr. Chad VanDenBerg, clinical associate professor; director, Center for Clinical Research
Recognition & Awards
- During the 2010-11 academic year, Pharmacy Practice faculty published 28 articles in peer-reviewed journals, made 75 scholarly presentations, and presented 13 poster presentations at the 2011 AACP meeting.
- Seven pharmacy faculty are members of journal editorial review boards.
- Dr. Laurel Ashworth was selected as a fellow in the Governor’s Teaching Program, 2011-12, and is the vice-chair of the Drug Utilization Review Board for the Georgia Department of Community Health.
- Dr. Lisa Lundquist was selected as one of 75 faculty/student recipient in the 2011 Walmart Scholars Program.
- Dr. Christine Klein has been appointed president of the Georgia chapter of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
- Dr. Phillip Owen has been appointed to the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists’ Commission on State Affiliate Relationships.
- Dr. Michell Butler was selected as a member of the 2011-2012 AACP Professional Affairs Committee.
- Dr. Nader Moniri was selected as an AACP Academic Leadership Fellow.
- Dr. Kathryn Momary received the AACP New Pharmacy Faculty Research Award for her project titled “Contribution of CYP2C19 Genotype and Smoking Status on Clopidogrel Responsiveness.”
- Dr. Ashish Advani was named to the 2011 Specialty Pharma Journal Advisory Board, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Educational Affairs Committee for 2011-2012, and editor for Princeton Review: Cracking the PCAT.
- Dr. Joseph Dye was named member of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Program Planning and Development Committee for 2011-2012.
- Dr. Melissa Chesson was appointed to the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) New Practitioners Forum Membership and Outreach Advisory Group for June 2011 through June 2012.
Research and Labs
- Center for Clinical Outcomes Research and Education
- Center for Clinical Research
- Center for Drug Delivery Research
- Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
- Clinical Laboratory
- Cell Culture Laboratory
- Mucosal Proteomics Laboratory
- Analytical Development and Stability Testing Laboratory
- Nanosphere Technology Laboratory
- Biochemistry/Cell Biology Laboratory
- Laboratory of Receptor Pharmacology
- Drug Delivery Laboratory
- Transdermal Delivery Laboratory
- Isotope Laboratory
- Cancer Nanomedicine Laboratory
- Pharmacology Laboratory
- Clinical Translational Laboratory
- Center for Drug Design
More information about research at Mercer’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is available online: cophs.mercer.edu/research.htm.
Tuition & Other Financial Information:
Doctor of Pharmacy for 2012-2013
First, Second, Third Professional Year Students
Tuition per Semester: $15,736
Technology/Facilities Fee: $150
Fourth Professional Year
Tuition per five-week Advanced Pharmacy
Practice Experience (APPE): $3,934
(8 APPEs are required)
Incoming Pharmacy students with a PharmCAS-calculated overall undergraduate GPA of 3.75 or higher are automatically eligible for a Dean’s Merit Scholarship ($7,500 for 2013-2014).
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the student need-analysis system is used to determine a student’s financial need. For the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, most students are eligible for a total of $33,000 in Stafford Loans per year. Additionally, Graduate PLUS loans may be obtained up to the cost of attendance. Total Cost of Education includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, personal expenses, and travel expenses.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Mercer University seeks to prepare its professional and post-graduate students to effectively contribute to and improve healthcare through excellence in patient-centered care and research.
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