A Message From the Chair

Established in 2019, the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice (DCPP) is a growing department at UCI. DCPP contributes to the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science’s research and education missions through collaborations with basic science and clinical research programs across the continuum of care. The mission of our department is to cultivate future-ready pharmacists to optimize individualized medication therapy through education, practice and research.

DCPP houses all clinical faculty members and affiliated preceptors who are involved in the didactic and experiential components of our Doctor of Pharmacy program. Our main focus is to train students to serve as competent healthcare providers and future-ready pharmacists. Many of our clinical faculty also hold concurrent appointments in a variety of clinical practices, with the main aim to be in the forefront of healthcare and to serve our patient population.

As part of the bigger mandate of a research-intensive university, our clinical faculty are also involved in collaborative research across a range of clinical foci, such as new drug clinical trials, drug adherence research, pharmacokinetics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, and outcomes research. Clinical research endeavors promote partnerships with community organizations and involve support from a broad array of funding sources, including federal, state, foundation, and industry. 

I would like to invite you to find out more about our department by exploring our website and learning about our exceptional clinical faculty members. Our esteemed faculty are clinician scholars and clinician educators who are making great strides in healthcare. Many are leaders in medical and pharmacy organizations, and they are well respected in their areas of expertise. Their boundless expertise can be applied in different settings. Please reach out to us and we look forward to collaborating with you!  

Alexandre Chan, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, FISOPP, BCPS, BCOP 
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Founding Chair 
Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice 
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 
University of California, Irvine