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Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research

Department Vision, Mission & Values

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Vision: To be a leader in pharmacy and postgraduate education through excellence in translational, clinical and outcomes research

Mission:  To advance health through innovation and excellence in pharmacy education, training, research, patient care and community service in diverse populations.

Core Values:

Diversity Professionalism Excellence
Dedication Collaboration Mutual Respect
Diligence Mentorship Innovation

Organizational Structure

The College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research is chaired by Professor Kevin W. Garey, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, with Clinical Assistant Professor Julianna Fernandez, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, serving as Assistant Department Chair.     

Pharmacy Practice faculty members play a key role in the pharmaceutical care of patients in partnering institutions and the delivery of the professional curriculum. Department faculty members are innovative leaders in the development and expansion of pharmaceutical care services that serve health-care professionals, patients and the public at-large.

These faculty members provide both didactic (classroom, tutorial and laboratory) and experiential training to become leaders in today's dynamic healthcare environment. They also contribute to scholarly and other professional activities while participating in service commitments to the College of Pharmacy and their respective institutions.

The division includes 18 clinical track faculty members who provide clinical service, consultation and teaching at several sites in the Texas Medical Center and greater Houston area, including: CHI St. Luke's Health System; Harris Health System; Kelsey-Seybold Clinic; Houston Methodist Hospital; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and Vecino Health Center/Denver Harbor Family Clinic.

The department's tenured or tenure-track faculty members provide clinical service and conduct nationally and internationally recognized translational research in the areas of critical care medicine, infectious diseases, oncology. The research group offers core expertise in:

  • Drug analysis
  • Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling
  • Animal model of infection
  • Molecular pathogen typing
  • Resistance surveillance
  • Patient genotyping
  • Population surveillance/outcome studies

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