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Chair: Jack Brown
Office: WEGPHR 315
Phone: (585) 385-7208

Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administration

Pharmacy Practice and Administration is a group of interdisciplinary areas of study involved with the effective use of drugs and biologicals in providing pharmaceutical care.

The field draws on the basic sciences and applies the principles of drug therapy management, clinical problem-solving, counseling, communications, and optimal health care delivery to patient care.

Department faculty are specialists in the following clinical disciplines:

  • Pathophysiology of Disease: the study of abnormal physiological processes that contribute to disease
  • Pharmacy Practice: involves developing the professional roles of pharmacists and blends a patient-centered approach with specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience, and clinical judgment to ensure optimal patient outcomes
  • Pharmacotherapy: the study of the effective and economic use of drugs and biologicals to treat and diagnose diseases
  • Medication Therapy Management: the application of pharmacotherapy and decision support to the treatment of acute and chronic diseases throughout the patient's life
  • Pharmacoepidemiology: the study of population statistics that affect health care outcomes
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics: the study of how drug therapy is affected by patient-specific factors such as lifestyle, physical or genetic characteristics, drug interactions, and other disease
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics: the study of pharmacy practice law, practice and licensing regulations, case law affecting therapy decisions, and ethical and moral standards
  • Health Care Economics: the development of optimal therapeutic and economic policies and guidelines to insure the health and welfare of the current and future patient population

As a team, the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administration promotes a passion for learning and scholarship demonstrated through a commitment to the principles of pharmaceutical care, student mentoring, and community engagement.

Teaching: Medication Management & Patient Care

Faculty of the department are responsible for all of the practice-based courses and experiential rotations taught throughout the 4-year Pharm.D. curriculum.

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Research: Contributions to the Clinical Sciences

Faculty actively participate in a variety of multicenter clinical drug studies, innovative pharmacotherapy protocol development and assessment, the design of new community practice and health care delivery models, the application of medication therapy management principles to special patient populations, and community planning and preparedness during disease outbreaks.

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Service: Healthcare and Community Engagement

As part of their clinical education role, faculty are actively engaged in providing clinical pharmacy services in various teaching and practice environments including major health centers in Rochester and Syracuse, hospitals and clinics, community pharmacies, managed care organizations, and collaborative health care institutions.

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Faculty: Pharmacotherapy Specialists

Engaged in a variety of educational, research, service, and advisory projects, the faculty of the department represent the disciplines of pharmacy practice (both community and institutional), pharmacoepidemiology, law and ethics, pharmacotherapy, health care administration, experiential education, and pharmacy management.

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Pharmacy Practice and Administration News


Pharmacy Students Travel to Pune, India

Pharmacy Students Travel to Pune, India


Four P4 students from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy recently returned from a clinical rotation and medical mission to Pune, India. The trip lasted 15 days, with an intensive five-day clinic schedule where they treated over 1,700 patients. It was the School of Pharmacy’s 7th year participating in the project. Read More

Pharmacy Students Place in Top 10 at National Clinical Skills Competition


Pharmacy students In Lok and Emma Gorman recently placed in the top 10 finalists during the national American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Clinical Skills Competition. It took place in December 2014 with 120 schools and/or colleges of pharmacy competing. This win marks the 4th time that a Wegmans School of Pharmacy finished with a top 10 team since 2009. Read More


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