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General Catalog 2014/2015 
General Catalog 2014/2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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The School of Pharmacy was organized in 1951 as part of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College (FAMC). The thrust for pharmaceutical education at FAMC came from community health care leaders and health professionals on campus who saw the need for pharmaceutical services across the country.

The designation, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was made in 1985 in recognition of the expanded role and mission of the College in professional and graduate education. The evolution of the College has witnessed the initiation of pharmacy education with just one student in the beginning to now being one of the largest colleges of pharmacy in the country.

The College has expanded its operations from the main campus located in the capital city of Florida; Tallahassee. Extension campuses are located in Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida. These campuses, all affiliated with a major teaching medical center, create outstanding clinical training opportunities for the student, provide unlimited opportunities for research and support the infrastructure for the College’s statewide commitment to pharmacy education and public service.

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a professional college with limited enrollment and highly selective admissions. The mission of the College is to produce highly qualified pharmacy practitioners who take an active role and responsibility in the delivery and outcomes of pharmaceutical care.

The dynamic changes that are occurring in the health systems of America demand a technologically literate, clinically trained, administratively prepared and caring health professional. Pharmacy practitioners of the 21st century will participate in drug delivery to patients, coordinate therapeutic outcomes and monitor patient care.

Students who conscientiously apply themselves and successfully complete the pharmacy program will be technically trained, educated, and well-prepared to make significant contributions to the health care area in which they work. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences strives to educate and train pharmacists to use their scientific knowledge, problem solving and critical thinking skills to determine the best solution to the health care problems of today and the future.


The primary mission of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in concert with Florida A&M University, is to prepare students for life-long learning and careers in an evolving profession of pharmacy. The College reinforces its mission through an active role and responsibility in the delivery, outcome, and study of pharmaceutical care services it shares with other healthcare providers. The College is committed to the advancement of pharmaceutical knowledge through teaching, research, and service in a supportive and caring environment that enhances the attainment of educational excellence and the highest standards in professional and ethical practice. The College inculcates cultural sensitivity and diversity through its faculty, student body, and patient care.


The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ vision is to provide excellent pharmaceutical education, research, and service activities statewide, nationally and globally in a dynamic health care environment.

Fingerprinting, Background Screening and Drug Screening

Fingerprinting, background screening and drug screenings are required of all pharmacy students at the beginning of their first professional year (P1), prior to beginning rotations in the fourth professional year (P4), or at any other time that may be required by the College of Pharmacy and/or an affiliation agreement.

Programs of Study

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is granted upon successful completion of the professional curriculum and compliance with the requirements of the College and University for graduation. Graduate programs of study are offered leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in pharmaceutical sciences including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, environmental toxicology (Ph.D. only) and health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics. The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program will be active beginning Fall semester 2015. Please access our web site pharmacy@famu.edu for updated information.. The Master of Public Health MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees are offered through the Institute of Public Health.

Dual Pharm.D./M.B.A. Program

Florida A&M University currently offers a two-year, 60 credit hour Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) through the School of Business and Industry (SBI). Also, offered by the FAMU College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) is a six-year 207 credit hour Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). The PharmD degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and fulfills all educational requirements for licensure as a pharmacist in all 50 states.

The PharmD/MBA dual degree program is designed to produce professionals with robust management and business skills coupled with the ability to proficiently practice pharmacy in a variety of settings. For those who seek employment with health care organizations, managed care companies, academic institutions, or with industry, the FAMU PharmD/MBA dual degree program will shorten the time span necessary to earn both degrees independently, amplify graduate marketability in the workforce, and galvanize graduates into positions of management.


Basic Sciences

Professors: Ablordeppey, S; Fitzgerald, T.; Goodman, C.; Holder, M.; Lamango, N. Lewis, B.; Oriaku, E.; Reams, R.; Redda, K.; Sachdeva, M.; Samaan, S.; Soliman, K.; Spencer, S.
Associate Professors: Cooperwood, J.; Hilliard, A.
Assistant Professors: Agyare, E.; Ardley, T.; Darling-Reed, S.; Flores-Rozas, H.; Israel, B.; Jackson, T.

Pharmacy Practice

Professors: Ghazvini, P.; Honeywell, M.; Kirksey, O.; Rappa, L.; Thompson, M.
Associate Professors: Emanuel, F.; Eraikhuemen, N.; Jones, J.; Larose-Pierre, M.; Norwood, D.; Simon, W.; Thomas, R. L.; Thornton, A.
Assistant Professors: Carrion, A.; Colquitt, C.; , J.; Hall, C.; Harrison, S.; King, K.; Lewis, K.; Mahdavian, S.; Marr, T.; Martin, T.; Miles, J.; Mosely, J.; Parke, C. Prier, L.; Robertson, G.; Scott, M.; Seal, D.; Smith-Mosely, L.

Economic, Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Professor: Xiao, H.
Associate Professors: Campbell, E.
Assistant Professor: Diaby, V.

Public Health

Professors: Brown, C.; Harris, C.; Kiros, G.; Rahman, S.
Associate Professors: Close, F.; Lopez, I; Suther, S.
Assistant Professors: Ashford, A.; Axelrad, D.; Baker, C. Becker, A.; Dark, T.; Lee, T.; Mathis, A.; Tawk, R.


Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education Programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through June 30, 2018.

Laboratory Animal Programs

Laboratory Animal Programs accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) through October 30, 2015. Contact the School of Pharmacy for current accreditation status.

PharmD Program

The Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through June 30, 2015. Contact the School of Pharmacy website for current accreditation status. Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Il 60602-3109.

Web Site: http://www.acpe-accredit.org
Phone:(312) 664-3575

Public Health Programs

Public Health Programs (MPH and DrPH) are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health through July 1, 2020.

Council on Education for Public Health, 800 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 202, Washington, DC 20001-3710

Web Site: http://www.ceph.org
Phone:(202) 789-1050


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