St. Louis College of Pharmacy Welcomes its New President
WHAT: Bret Kimes, chairman of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Board of Trustees, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni will welcome Dr. John Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, and his family to the College.
WHEN & WHERE: The reception is today (Friday) at 2:30 p.m. on the STLCOP Quad. In the event of rain or threatening weather, the reception will be held in the lobby of Whelpley Hall. Here is a link to a campus map: http://www.stlcop.edu/contact/mapdirections.asp
ABOUT THE NEW PRESIDENT: Pieper is dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He is also senior fellow at UNM’s Robert Wood Johnson center for Health Policy and adjunct professor, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. He is the former vice president for research at the UNM Health Sciences center.
Prior to joining UNM in 2002, Pieper served as professor and chairman of the division of pharmacotherapy at the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and associate dean for clinical programs and founding chair of the department of pharmacy practice at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado. He has also held faculty positions in pharmacy at the University of Tennessee and University of Florida.
Pieper, 57, takes office Aug. 1.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in America. The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Approximately 1,250 students attend, and more than 72 percent of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis metropolitan area are alumni.
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