Clinical Pharmacy is defined by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy as “that area of pharmacy concerned with the science and practice of rational medication use.”  Consistent with this definition, the faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy is comprised of clinical practice faculty and research faculty with diverse interests in practice and research.

Clinical faculty typically provide direct patient care and specialize in, among other areas, critical care, transplant, cardiology, psychiatry, infectious diseases, oncology, pediatrics, and primary care. Clinical faculty provide didactic instruction, PharmD investigation and direct practice experiences in the PharmD Curriculum, and direct practice experiences in the Pharmacy Residency Programs at Michigan Medicine.

Research faculty direct clinical-translational research programs within two broad areas; omics research and health services research (HSR). Omics researchers focus on the discovery and translation of physiological biomarkers that can be used to predict, monitor, or understand treatment outcomes. HSR focuses on how health policy and our health systems and providers can impact and improve medication use. Research faculty provide didactic instruction and PharmD investigation in the PharmD Curriculum, didactic instruction and research training in the Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science PhD, and research training for the Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.

  • We fulfill our mission with honesty, integrity, trust, responsibility, accountability, and open communication.
  • We value collegiality, respect, and empowerment in our interactions.
  • We value intellectualism and rigor in our research.
  • We value innovation (purposeful, productive creativity).
  • We strive for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.
  • We strive for excellence and innovation in the provision of patient care.

To improve health and wellness of individuals and society by enhancing drug therapy outcomes through producing outstanding graduates from our educational programs, conducting scholarly research, and providing exemplary professional and innovative clinical services.

Our goals to support the faculty in this mission:

•To strategically position the Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences to be a leader in clinical/translational research
•To develop and demonstrate progressive pharmacy practice models to advance the professional practice of pharmacists and to involve our students and residents in advanced practices
•To develop our mission of excellence in teaching through advanced pedagogy and development of assessment expertise within the College of Pharmacy
•To develop a nationally recognized team of leading researchers whose aim is to improve the quality of medication use through the study of systems, providers’s and patients’s perspectives, and behaviors that affect the medication use process; the focus is on designing and testing strategies to enhance patient adherence, reduce drug-related morbidity and suboptimal resource consumption, and improve care transitions

•Educate pharmacists who are highly skilled in providing pharmaceutical care, managing medication use systems, and promoting public health
•Educate scholars and leaders through graduate and post-graduate programs
•Create new knowledge through scholarly and scientific endeavors that translate to pharmacy practice and the wider health care community
•Achieve the goal of having all tenure-track faculty apply for and receive external funding with salary support and graduate student funding 
•Become an indispensable resource in the provision of leadership to the College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, the pharmacy profession, and the health care community regarding issues related to drug therapy and medication use
•Serve the community by providing the highest level of health care and pharmaceutical care in various settings to improve health outcomes
•Create an environment that is flexible, adaptable, and supportive of the needs of its faculty and staff so they can achieve personal and professional growth
•Be the most respected department in the world

Core Values
  • We fulfill our mission with honesty, integrity, trust, responsibility, accountability, and open communication.
  • We value collegiality, respect, and empowerment in our interactions.
  • We value intellectualism and rigor in our research.
  • We value innovation (purposeful, productive creativity).
  • We strive for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.
  • We strive for excellence and innovation in the provision of patient care.
Mission Statement

To improve health and wellness of individuals and society by enhancing drug therapy outcomes through producing outstanding graduates from our educational programs, conducting scholarly research, and providing exemplary professional and innovative clinical services.

Goals

Our goals to support the faculty in this mission:

•To strategically position the Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences to be a leader in clinical/translational research
•To develop and demonstrate progressive pharmacy practice models to advance the professional practice of pharmacists and to involve our students and residents in advanced practices
•To develop our mission of excellence in teaching through advanced pedagogy and development of assessment expertise within the College of Pharmacy
•To develop a nationally recognized team of leading researchers whose aim is to improve the quality of medication use through the study of systems, providers’s and patients’s perspectives, and behaviors that affect the medication use process; the focus is on designing and testing strategies to enhance patient adherence, reduce drug-related morbidity and suboptimal resource consumption, and improve care transitions

Vision

•Educate pharmacists who are highly skilled in providing pharmaceutical care, managing medication use systems, and promoting public health
•Educate scholars and leaders through graduate and post-graduate programs
•Create new knowledge through scholarly and scientific endeavors that translate to pharmacy practice and the wider health care community
•Achieve the goal of having all tenure-track faculty apply for and receive external funding with salary support and graduate student funding 
•Become an indispensable resource in the provision of leadership to the College of Pharmacy, the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, the pharmacy profession, and the health care community regarding issues related to drug therapy and medication use
•Serve the community by providing the highest level of health care and pharmaceutical care in various settings to improve health outcomes
•Create an environment that is flexible, adaptable, and supportive of the needs of its faculty and staff so they can achieve personal and professional growth
•Be the most respected department in the world