July 22, 2015
Board of Regents approve appointment of Karen Farris as Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Karen Farris, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Dr. Farris’ appointment was recently approved by the U-M Board of Regents.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with College faculty and administration to bring new vision and energy to our research and clinical activities,” says Farris.

Dr. Farris earned her PhD in pharmacy from University of Michigan in 1993 and returned in 2011 as the Charles R. Walgreen III Professor in Pharmacy Administration. She also serves as Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health and is Director of the Pilot Grant Program at MICHR, the clinical and translational science institute at U-M. Her research and teaching focus on social theories to examine how individuals manage medications and how pharmacists in primary care settings influence medication use. She studies individuals’ medication adherence, reasons for non-adherence, and how pharmacists may impact medication non-adherence.