A welcome message from Dean Sarah L.J. Michel, PhD

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The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) continues to be a cornerstone of pharmacy education in Maryland, leading the way with innovative ideas and programs for practice, research, and community engagement. And I am excited and honored to lead this community of scholars, professionals, researchers, and practitioners as dean.

After years of growth and expansion, UMSOP now trains students in a variety of MS and PhD programs in addition to training pharmacists via our hallmark Doctor of Pharmacy program. We also lead in biomedical and outcomes research and rank in the top 10 for extramural research funding for pharmacy schools across the country. 

The pharmacy profession has changed dramatically over the past decade, making it a very exciting and innovative time for the profession. Our pharmacy practice faculty have far-reaching influence as the medication experts on health care teams at 24 practice sites across the state, and our community outreach programs work to strengthen our West Baltimore neighborhood and beyond. 

All of this work falls under the umbrella of our Pharmapreneurship® program, which supports and positions faculty, staff, and students to achieve their career aspirations and address our nation's health care challenges.

As a comprehensive school of pharmacy, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy globally engages and leads education, pharmacy practice, scientific research, and pharmapreneurial initiatives to collaboratively and equitably improve the health of society.

Sarah L.J. Michel, PhD
Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences