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Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences[edit]

Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Former names
Campbell University School of Pharmacy
Type Private
Established 1985
Dean Ronald Maddox
Location Buies Creek, North Carolina, USA
Colors Orange and Black

History[edit]

Campbell University School of Pharmacy, located in Buies Creek, NC, was founded in 1986 by Dean Ronald Maddox. Designed to serve the community of rural North Carolina, it was the first United States pharmacy school to have opened in 35 years. In 2009, the school's name was changed to Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. According to Chairman Bob Barker, "The Board of Trustees feels the name change reflects the University's commitment to educating not only qualified pharmacists, but other health sciences professionals in our community.This name change will provide the foundation to implement future health science programs as the University looks to the future."[1] Today, the school is one of the 6 campuses of Campbell University and enrolls 435 PharmD students each year. Additional courses are taught at the School of Pharmacy Department of Clinical Research located on Campbell University's RTP campus.

The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Services launched a physicians assistant program in August 2011.

Administration[edit]

The administration for Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the 2011 school year is:[2]
PharmD-Dean: Ronald Maddox
PhD-Associate Dean, Academic Affairs: Robert Greenwood
PharmD, MBA, MS-Associate Dean, Admissions & Student Affairs: W. Mark Moore
PhD, MEd-Assistant Dean, Administration: Wesley Rich
PharmD-Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice: Larry Swanson
PhD-Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Emanuel Diliberto. Jr.
MS-Chair, Department of Clinical Research: William Pickard
MPAS, PA-C-Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Practice: Thomas Colletti
PhD, MSPH-Chair, Department of Public Health: Tina Tseng

Enrollment[edit]

This is the current amount of people that the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences have enrolled for the year of 2011:[3]
PharmD: 435
DPT: Enrolling first class in fall 2014
PA Program: 34
MS in Clinical Research: 109
MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences: 61
MS in Public Health: Enrolling first class in fall 2012
BS in Clinical Research: 104
BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences: 60
Pre-Pharmacy Program: 348
PharmD/MBA: 48
PharmD/MSCR: 52
PharmD/MSPS: 2
Faculty: 73
Staff: 30
Pharmacy preceptors: 908
PA rotation sites: 110 affiliations
Residents: 5
Alumni: 2,220

Centers and Programs[edit]

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences consists of four different centers that each have their respective programs. The four different centers are: the Clinical Research Center, the Drug Information Center, Science Education Outreach, and the Wellness Institute.

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is used to provide training of students and fellows in the design, conduct and reporting of clinical studies. It also provides scientific resources to support various clinical studies conducted within CPHS and to collaborate with government, pharmaceutical, academic and hospital/medical institutions to support and conduct patient-oriented research.

The Drug Information Center (DIC) was established in 1987 with a grant from GlaxoSmithKline. The director of the DIC is PharmD Connie Lee Barnes and the associate director is PharmD Valerie B. Clinard. The DIC provides experiential training for student pharmacists and a service to health care professionals. The DIC has many purposes to the CPHS like:

  • To serve the health professions community by answering drug-related questions
  • To provide a learning center for student pharmacists in drug information skills
  • To aid in the promotion of CPHS by offering drug information services throughout the state
  • To promote the profession of pharmacy

The DIC also provides services that are free of charge. These services consist of:

  • Provision of drug information and supporting documentation to questions posed by health care practitioners
  • Provision of consultative services in the areas of adverse drug-reaction reporting, formulary management and education seminars
  • Participation in pharmacy-related research


The Science Education Outreach is mainly for middle school and high school students. This program exposes these students to various career options in science. Another effort of this program is to help better middle school and high school teachers to improve their teaching methods. This program runs workshops and clinics so that the teachers will learn how to better teach their students.

The Wellness Institute program helps middle school students better learn about their health and habits and how they can make better choices to be healthier. This program also helps with consumer education, health care professionals, and the diabetes care project.[4]

Student Organizations[edit]

There are many student organizations in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. These organizations all help better students in the area of their education and provides these students with an opportunity after they graduate from college. These organizations are:[5]

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP),
  • Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP),
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS),
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP),
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI),
  • Clinical Research Student Advisory Board (CRSAB),
  • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE),
  • Kappa Epsilon (KE),
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity,
  • National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA),
  • Pharmacy Alumni Student Association (PASA),
  • Pharmacy Legislative Interest Group (PLIG),
  • Pharmacy Student Executive Board (PSEB),
  • Phi Delta Chi Fraternity,
  • Phi Lambda Sigma,
  • Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society,
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA),
  • Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP).

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "Campbell Board Approves Name Change for Pharmacy School". Campbell University. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Quick Facts". Campbell University. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Quick Facts". Campbell University. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Centers & Programs". Campbell University. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Student Organizations". Campbell University. Retrieved 7 December 2011.