Nancy Mason has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy for over 20 years. Prior to her current role as associate dean, she served as director of Experiential Training and Community Engagement. Mason’s primary teaching interests and responsibilities focus on the development of pharmaceutical care skills, experiential learning, and interprofessional education. Her service-learning course is the first interdisciplinary course within the health science schools.

Mason’s current research interests in education involve curricular assessment and student satisfaction. Her primary clinical research and practice interest is in the care of dialysis patients. She has served as chair of the ACCP Nephrology Pharmacy Practice and Research Network and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology. Many of her publications address medication-related issues in patients with kidney disease, including medication reconciliation and optimization in dialysis.


  • Oversight of Student Services

  • Advisory services for PharmD students

  • Student Organizations

Research Interests

  • Curricular assessment and student satisfaction

  • Medication-related issues in patients with kidney disease

  • Care of dialysis patients


  • 2013 Fellowship of the National Kidney Foundation, National Kidney Foundation
  • 2009 AACP Crystal Apple Award for Experiential Practice Partnership, AACP
  • 2003 Computerworld Honors Program for Innovative Technology in Teaching, Computerworld
  • 2002 Teaching Excellence Award, UM College of Pharmacy
  • 1987 Syntex Preceptor of the Year, UM College of Pharmacy

Selected Publications

  • Bailie GR, Larkina M, Goodkin DA, Pisoni RL, Bieber B, Mason NA, Tong L, Locatelli F, Marshall MR, Inaba M, Robinson BM. Variation in intravenous iron use internationally and over time: the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns study (DOPPS). Accepted for publication. Feb. 2013.

  • Mason NA. Polypharmacy and medication-related complications in the chronic kidney disease patient. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2011;20:492-497.

  • Mason NA, Bakus JL. Strategies for reducing polypharmacy and other medication-related problems in CKD. Semin Dial. 2010;23:55-61.

  • Skyles AJ, Tamer HR, Redic KA, Siden R, Loo A, Mason, NA. Investigational drug service advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE). Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2013:5:134-139.

  • Walker PC, Kinsey KS, Kraft MD, Mason NA, Clark JS. Improving student education and patient care through an innovative introductory pharmacy practice experience. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011;68:655,658,660.