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, our faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy is comprised of clinical practice faculty, clinical research faculty, and social/policy sciences faculty with diverse research and practice interests.

Clinical faculty typically provide direct patient care and specialize in, among other areas, geriatrics, drug information, nephrology/ transplantation, cardiology, endocrinology, psychiatry, infectious diseases, oncology and pediatrics, for example. They provide didactic instruction, PharmD investigation and direct practice experiences to student pharmacists. They participate in post-graduate year 1 and year 2 residency programs at the University of Michigan Health System.

Clinical research faculty typically focus on research programs to understand drug metabolism/excretion and targeting of medications via pharmaco-genomics, metabolomics and proteomics. Clinical research faculty are experts in psychiatry, cancer, lung, nephrology as well as specific genetic and protein coding. They provide didactic instruction and PharmD investigation in the PharmD curriculum and research training for the Clinical Translational Pharmaceutical Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.

Social/policy faculty focus on research programs to understand medication utilization and develop and test interventions to improve it. Social/policy faculty are experts in medication adherence, patient decision-making, evaluation of pharmacists in delivering care and medication-related healthcare policy. They have specific interests in people with disabilities and/or chronic diseases. They provide didactic instruction and PharmD investigation in the PharmD curriculum and research training Clinical Translational Pharmaceutical Sciences 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