Amy Pittenger Named Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems Department Head

Dec. 12, 2019

Amy Pittenger, PharmD, MS, PhD, has been named Head of the Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems (PCHS) Department, effective Jan. 21, 2020.

In her new role, Pittenger will lead a dynamic department that blends nationally recognized expertise across the disciplines of clinical pharmacy practice, social and administrative pharmacy, scholarship of teaching and learning, and health informatics.

Pittenger's pharmacy career has included many diverse settings, including basic and clinical research, practice in the critical care setting and with underserved populations, pharmaceutical industry, and academia – specifically distance education/online teaching and now interprofessional education.

She completed her bachelor's degree in pharmacy and a doctoral degree in pharmacy at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy; her master's in clinical science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in the Clinical Scientist Program; and her PhD from the College of Education and Human Development, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Technologies at the University of Minnesota.


The College of Pharmacy,

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, the only school of pharmacy in Minnesota, offers its program on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Founded in 1892, the College of Pharmacy educates pharmacists and scientists and engages in research and practice to improve the health of the people of Minnesota and society. The college is part of the Academic Health Center, which is home to the University of Minnesota’s six health professional schools and colleges as well as several health-related centers and institutes.