Front cover of Summer 2019 issue of Capsule magazine.

The latest issue of the School of Pharmacy’s magazine for alumni and friends showcases its continued leadership in pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement.

This issue of Capsule highlights the outstanding work of the School of Pharmacy's faculty, staff, and students across its mission areas of education, practice, research, Pharmapreneurship, and community engagement through the unique presentation of facts and figures in a beautifully designed foldout located in the center of the magazine.

The Maryland Excelling feature in this issue is an inventory of the School of Pharmacy's accomplishments during the last several years — all of which can be attributed to the collective hard work of our community. It also includes a glimpse into some of the school's future plans, including the development of new academic programs and investment in its pharmapreneurship initiative.

In the coming year, the school will be working on two critical projects — its self-student for reaccreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program (required every eight years) and a new strategic plan to lay out several important goals for the next five years.

Self-study is a deeply introspective and systematic review of our PharmD program and other aspects of the school to ensure that we are complying with standards as well as striving for continuous quality improvement. Strategic planning identifies specific priorities in our mission areas of education, research, practice, pharmapreneurship, and community engagement.

Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS, dean and professof of the School of Pharmacy, will be inviting all internal and external stakeholders to engage in dialogue and feedback for both processes throughout the coming academic year, and she urges all faculty, staff, students, and alumni to become involved.


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