Department of Pharmacy Practice
About the Department
The Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy is dedicated to providing excellence in the scholarship of pharmacy practice in the areas of learning, discovery, and clinical practice. The pharmacy practice faculty members embrace collaboration with each other, the pharmaceutical sciences faculty, preceptors and other healthcare providers.
The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice is to provide clinical education that uses evidence-based approaches to optimize the practice of pharmacy, advance research and scholarship, deliver quality patient care, and provide service.
The educational and research philosophies of the department focus on the promotion of health and well being of patients by the generation, application, and dissemination of knowledge relating to medications and medication use. The department practice-based faculty, along with an extensive practitioner-educator network, provides innovative, interdisciplinary pharmacy practice experiences that foster students as integral members of the health care team.
The Department of Pharmacy Practice is dedicated to advancing pharmacy education, promoting patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes, encouraging student, staff, faculty and preceptor leadership, and pursing scholarly activities that advance the profession of pharmacy in South Texas, the state, and beyond. We will lead in the responsible provision of medication-related care for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes that improve the patient's quality of life.
Overall Goals of the DepartmentMembers of the Department of Pharmcy Practice at the Rangel College of Pharmacy will:
- Champion resourcefulness, originality, and vision in students, themselves, and staff.
- Pursue knowledge in order to fulfill the missions of the Department, College, Health Science Center, and University.
- Encourage the development of students into leaders who are empowered with the ability to influence the thinking, understanding, and attitudes of others and who have the ability and courage to recognize and effect answers.
- Expect the active demonstration of structural, attitudinal, and professional behaviors of students, themselves, and staff. The faculty believe that these professional attitudes, values, and behaviors are fundamental to being a member of the profession of pharmacy.
- Value respect for the diversity of people and are stewards for the welfare of society and humanity that they serve.
- Provide service at the local, state and national levels for the community, College, Health Science Center, University, and healthcare professionals through the provision of patient care, educational activities, and participation in professional and governmental activities.
Goals for the Department of Pharmacy Practice for 2011-2012
- Recruit and retain competent pharmacy practice faculty and staff
- Develop and maintain pharmacy practice opportunities for provision of optimal experiential education and pharmaceutical care
- Increase research and scholarly activity in pharmacy practice and education
- Identify and develop interprofessional programs and services to advance the healthcare needs of Texans
- Employ best teaching and learning practices in the curriculum for the development of pharmacists that embody critical thinking, life-long learning, compassion and excellent communication skills
- Advance the profession of pharmacy by encouraging and fostering leadership of students, faculty and preceptors in local, state, national, international organizations and governmental agencies
The Department of Pharmacy Practice consists of practice faculty in many different areas of expertise. Biographical information about faculty, the experiential education program, and Doctor of Pharmacy program are available.
John D. Bowman, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Mark Bremick, Instructor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Juan F. Castro, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Mary L. Chavez, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Elaine Chow, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Charlotte Farris, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Mark Granberry, Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Stephen Grayson, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Michael Horseman, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Joan Everett-Houser, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Robert W. Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Delaney Ivy, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Cathy Lau Koo, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Andrea Luce, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Heather Miller, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Veronica Nieto, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Arezo Noormohammadi, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Ola Oyetaya, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Ladan Panahi, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Sebastian Perez, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Victoria Pho, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Miguel Salazar, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Joy Wahawisan, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Bree Watzak, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice