Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Grant Anderson Named Department Head for Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
After an extensive national search, Anderson has been named department head for PPPS.
PPPS Investigators Receive Funding Support for Epilepsy Research
Researchers from the Bauer-Hartz Laboratory received continued support for their work on epilepsy and the impact of the blood barrier leakage in human epilepsy.
Duluth Students Work to Find Lifesaving Marrow Matches for Cancer Patients
Duluth students are working hard to find donors. Mayor Don Ness proclaimed the first week of March as Duluth Bone Marrow Donor Registration Week.
Mike Swanoski: Pharmacists Play a Key Role in Improving Patient Health, Outcomes at Essentia Health
Pharmacists providing medication therapy management (MTM) play a key role in the health care team.
Providing Outstanding Education, Excellence in Research, and Service to the Public and Other Health Professions
The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPPS) is one of five academic departments within the College of Pharmacy and is located in Duluth, Minnesota. Our multidisciplinary faculty is comprised of basic, clinical, social, and behavioral scientists with expertise in both pharmaceutical sciences and practice. Faculty and students are involved in collaborative efforts with medical school and nursing school colleagues.
Our mission is to provide outstanding education, excellence in research, and service to the public and other health professions. The department emphasizes rural health care issues and the provision of pharmaceutical care in rural and tribal communities and is committed to providing these services to the communities of Greater Minnesota. To that end, expansion of the Pharm.D. program to the Duluth campus was made primarily to address two initiatives: 1) to increase the number of pharmacy graduates, thereby helping to alleviate the shortage of pharmacists, and 2) to serve the needs of Greater Minnesota by focusing on rural healthcare and placement of pharmacists to rural areas.
Our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program educates students to become pharmacists who are generalist pharmacy practitioners and prepares them to identify, resolve and prevent drug related problems. Pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota learn to provide patient care to achieve positive drug therapy outcomes that improve the quality of patients’ lives.
PPPS faculty are involved in the following graduate programs:
- Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
- Social and Administrative Pharmacy
- Biochemistry,Molecular Biology and Biophysics
- Integrated Biosciences
For more information, contact the individual graduate programs or visit the Academic Health Center Duluth.