Message from the Dean
I am honored to have been recently named the new Dean of the College and would like to highlight some of what makes our College of Pharmacy great. Since 1876, the College of Pharmacy has been an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy education and research. We are "small by design" and have a strong sense of community, not only on Ann Arbor campus but also with our alumni worldwide. Our longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is woven into everything we do, which is reflected in our values.
Being part of the #1 public university gives us fantastic resources as we pursue our mission and achieve our vision. Our research enterprise touches every aspect of pharmacy, and our community includes individuals with extraordinary minds ready to tackle some of the world's most challenging problems. This includes ground-breaking and innovative drug discovery research and identifying novel drug delivery methods. Our clinical pharmacy faculty research focus is broad - including personalized pharmacotherapy, improved medication outcomes for diverse and vulnerable populations, and the development of new innovative practices.
Our faculty are also decidedly committed to teaching within our highly ranked educational programs, meaning that our students learn from those on the frontlines of pharmacy practice and research.
As I start my Deanship, I hope to catalyze and amplify everything our fantastic faculty, staff, and students accomplish by investing in our research, service, and teaching missions and strengthening our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Over the next five years, I will look to our college’s values as we work collectively to achieve the following overarching goals broadly:
- Invest in innovation.
- Expand and strengthen our partnerships.
- Increase our impact across the state and the world.
- Transition to our new pharmacy building.
I am honored to serve as the first female Dean in the College's history and look forward to seeing you become part of our College of Pharmacy community. Go Blue!
Vicki L. Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP, FACNP
John Gideon Searle Professor of Clinical and Translational Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy
Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Associate Director, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) and Director of the Education and Mentoring Group