Pharmacy College Strengthens Commitment to Research
Published November 2006
In an effort to increase its commitment to research, strengthen education and align more closely with UC|21 goals, the College of Pharmacy has created the new academic position of assistant dean for graduate studies and research.
The college has named Art Buckley, PhD, formerly director for graduate studies at UC, to the position.
“Our goal is to increase our research funding—but that’s much easier to say than do,” says Buckley. “We all know federal funding is getting harder to secure, which is why we want to identify more alternatives to governmental funding.”
In addition to generating more research funding, the college wants to increase the number of faculty publications and presentations.
“We’re committed to helping UC faculty expand their research capabilities and offering our students educational opportunities that broaden their career choices,” says Daniel Acosta, PhD, dean of the college.
Over the last few years, the college has expanded its graduate programs, including offering a master of science degree in drug development and what is believed to be one of only two distance-learning master’s programs in cosmetic science in the country.