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Faculty Profile

shamsi-aayna.jpgAayna Shamsi

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research

University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Health 2, Room 4015
4349 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-5037

Contact: - 832-842-8394


  • Effect of emotional intelligence on personal and professional success
  • Methods for effective active learning in skills-based courses
  • Role of visual aids and optimal design in improving teaching and learning
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship in Academic Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX



  • Shamsi A, De La Cruz A, Wanat M, El-Desoky R, Coyle E, Varkey D. An Evaluation of Emotional Intelligence and Pharmacy Students’ Leadership and Academic Performance. Poster presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy: Pharmacy Education; July, 2023; Aurora, CO.
  • Varkey D, Shamsi A. Self, Version 2.0. Workshop at: American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists Summer Leadership Institute; July, 2023; Washington, D.C.
  • Shamsi A. Version 2.0: Creating Successful Interactions While Precepting. Online presentation at: PREMIER Center – Preceptor Education and Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances Continuing Education Live Webinar; July, 2023; Houston, TX.

Awards, Honors and Achievements

  • Trainee Poster Competition Finalist, 2023 AACP Pharmacy Education, July 2023, Aurora, CO