Core Mission and Values

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy embodies all the elements that comprise a top-tier school of pharmacy: talented students, innovative faculty, and cutting-edge research.

As the nation’s fourth oldest pharmacy school and the only one in Maryland where comprehensive research is conducted, the School of Pharmacy plays a vital role for patients across the state, the nation, and the world. Since its founding in 1841, the School has demonstrated its commitment to be at the forefront of the profession.

The School of Pharmacy is one of the few schools of pharmacy focused on all aspects of the profession, from breakthroughs on the nanoscale to national health care policy. We discover drugs that treat diseases, infections, and pain. At the state and federal level, we provide data that affects which drugs will enter the marketplace and that informs policymakers’ decisions on health care issues that affect millions.

It is a preeminent school of pharmacy – one that transforms lives through education and research of the highest quality and impact.

The School has launched a $30 million capital campaign that will transform its facilities and elevate our leadership position in all areas of pharmacy and pharmaceutical research. State support that once constituted 60 percent of our budget has slipped to less than 20 percent. We must rely more on private and corporate support to continue our important missions of education, research, and care.

This ambitious campaign will expand our expertise, programs, and infrastructure.

THE CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES ARE SIMPLE, BUT FUNDAMENTAL, TO ADVANCING THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY'S LEGACY.

  1. Increase the number of scholarships and fellowships to provide assistance in education leaders of tomorrow.
  2. Enhance faculty development to attract and retain the highest caliber talent.
  3. Enrich our research programs to discover new knowledge, ideas and inventions that directly improve health.
  4. Expand our practice programs to implement models, expand direct patient care, obtain reimbursement services, and improve public health by enhancing the safety of marked medications.