Jason Varin, PharmD

Community Pharmacy Liaison, College of Pharmacy, and Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
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Office Phone
Office Address

7-103 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Community Pharmacy Liaison, College of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
Pharmacist Ambassador, Center for Leading Healthcare Change


PharmD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, 2006

BS, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, 1992

Certificate, Early Career Teaching

Mentoring Excellence Training Academy

Immunization Delivery for Pharmacists

Diabetes Patient Management

Asthma Patient Management

APhA Community Pharmacy Management

Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Care

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Jason Varin R.Ph., PharmD is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy which is also where he received his BS,Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. Dr. Varin practiced as a community pharmacist for over 22 years during which time he participated in pharmaceutical care research, implemented clinical pharmacy care, immunization, and disease management programs. He also developed a pharmacist preceptor training and development program and served as preceptor and mentor to scores of student pharmacists.


Community Pharmacy management and pharmacist provided clinical services and the impact they have on personal and public health have been my primary foci as a practicing healthcare provider. My engagement outside of practice has been largely dedicated to my personal “Mission Statement” that I drafted as a student in 1991; ““I work to promote mutually beneficial relationships between pharmacy practice, academia and professional associations to garner unified stewardship and effective change in the profession of pharmacy”.

Dr. Varin has provided testimony, interviews, and presentations on a wide range of topics including, Legislative Advocacy, Vaccine Process, Community Pharmacy Management, Opioid Use Disorder and treatment, Scope of Practice, Emergency Use Authorization Policy, Ketamine Use in Drug Enforcement; Staff Recruitment-Training-Professional Development, and How to Maintain Family Harmony during Holiday Gatherings.

Professional Associations

Minnesota Pharmacists Association- Past President

University of Minnesota Alumni Association/Pharmacy Alumni Society- Past President, Life Member

American Pharmacists Association- Past President of Minnesota ASP Chapter, Delegate

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Metropolitan Professional Pharmacists Society


Teaching Areas

PHAR 6700 - Becoming a Pharmacist;

PHAR 6716 - Applied Pharmaceutical Care;

PHAR 6494 - Portugal: A Study in Comparison of Healthcare Delivery (Lisbon);

PHAR 7213 – Germany: Healthcare Policy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (Berlin);

FIPCC - Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (1Health)


"Off-label Prescribing: an increasingly common practice ”

Varin JA, CLHC SLFs*, Leppik I,

Minnesota Physician, May 15 (2017) Volume XXXI ,Issue 2, Cover Story;


"Board of Advisors’ influence in a highly ranked College of Pharmacy”

Fierke KK, Speedie MK, Anderson LJ, Varin JA

Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning, July–August, (2015) Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 513–518;


“Marketing the Community Pharmacist”

Mueller, Robert M., & Varin, Jason A.,

Minnesota Pharmacist, January – February (2013), 27-29.