Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
The Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice offers unparalleled training for future careers in pharmacy. Our innovative curriculum focuses on integrative health and putting the patient first. Our goal is to train students in the classroom and in the field to improve our society’s health and well-being.
The Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice is an essential component of the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences as it is the home of our clinical pharmacy practice faculty, who are developing and delivering didactic and experiential curricula for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
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Anteaters in Pharmacy is the official UCI alumni chapter
dedicated to pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and the overall sector. Members engage in our community, build their networks,
volunteer together, and contribute to UCI.
Strategic Plan for UCI Pharmacy
Since the start of 2021, pharmacy leaders from the UC Irvine School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) and the UCI Medical Center’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services have met to discuss the strategic direction of the two units.
The UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences is part of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, which combines with the UCI Health clinical enterprise to form UCI Health Affairs. The synergy between UCI Health and the academic disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, public health, and integrative health, enables UCI to transform education, discovery, and patient care.
To expand the collaboration between the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and the UCI Medical Center Department of Pharmacy, leaders from both units will focus on six strategic initiatives from 2021 through 2023. The six initiatives will serve as the foundation for longer-term strategic planning that will begin in 2023.
Clinical Pharmacy Practice News
UCI Research Team to Improve Health Disparities Among Ethnic Minority Cancer Patients Using Real-Time Analytics Data
UCI’s Innovative Pharmacy Program Provides Essential Patient Care and Services to Underserved Communities
UCI-led Study Establishes Connection Between Diabetes Patients’ Health Outcomes and Unmet Psychological Needs
Jonathan Watanabe Receives the Peter P. Lamy Memorial Lecture Award for Improving Care of Older Adults
UCI Team Develops Recommended Practices for Study of Adverse Drug Events Using Electronic Health Records
To engage current and future pharmacists to enhance patient care, promote health equity, and advance science through education, collaboration, innovation, and health policy.
The Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice will be at the forefront of transforming pharmacy practice, education, and research.
Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical Pharmacy Practice Intertwined
Collaborations within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences will allow interdisciplinary research and training in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical pharmacy.
PharmD Scholarly Research Project
For questions, please email the UC Irvine School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Research at email@example.com.
The SRP presents the PharmD student with an opportunity to develop and design a research project with mentor guidance. The project will focus on pharmacy and healthcare related topics, providing an opportunity for students to interpret results and create a plan for dissemination and utilization of research results to contribute to new knowledge.
Students are expected to invest approximately 200 hours of work over the course of the project (spanning 2 years). Hours include time spent in the classroom (PHMD 280A and 280B), evaluating background information, writing and submitting IRB proposals (as applicable), performing interventions, collecting and analyzing project data, drafting project updates, and developing a final poster suitable for public presentation.
This depends on the working style and preference of the preceptor and the scope of the project. Some mentors may choose to submit posters for national conferences or develop projects into manuscripts. Please refer to the Mentor-Student Agreement for the timelines and expectations. Note: It is not required that these projects result in abstract or manuscript submissions, but it is encouraged.
Yes, under certain conditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to pursue this further. The intent of the scholarly research project is to allow the student to independently drive the development and completion of a research project. We want to ensure that the student is maintaining primary responsibility for steps leading to project completion. Data collection alone will not meet project requirements. Students may conduct follow-up analysis of resident project results, for example evaluation of long-term results from a resident-initiated program or protocol.
- Find guidelines for authorship here.
Preceptors interested in serving as a mentor on a scholarly project can submit research ideas at any time here.
The student-preceptor relationship may organically lead to project ideas during the course of work in various pharmacy settings. Preceptors may team up to co-mentor a project for an individual or small group of students (max 4 students per group and max 2 mentors per group/project).
Students may identify and select projects as early as PY1. Students are expected to submit a signed mentor-student agreement and project synopsis at the beginning Fall quarter of PY2 per course requirements (PHMD280A). Students will complete an update in spring PY2 to summarize work completed, with poster formulation completed by spring PY3 (PHMD 280B). Final research results will be presented at the UCI SPPS Poster Symposium at the end of spring PY3.
PharmD students are trained in the generation of research questions and writing of research proposals, with attention paid to technical writing skills, defining relevant terms, and types of IRB-based research. Students are taught basic statistical analysis using SPSS, with additional support provided by SPPS faculty throughout the project.
Clinical Pharmacy Faculty
|Christine Cadiz, PharmD, M.A., BCPS||Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professoremail@example.com|
|Alexandre Chan, PharmD, |
MPH, FCCP,FISOPP, BCPS, BCOP, APh
|Professor and Founding Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nana Entsuah, PharmD||Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professoremail@example.com|
|Shawn Griffin, PharmD, BCOP||Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jan Hirsch, BS Pharm, MS, PhD, FNAP||Founding Dean and Professoremail@example.com|
|Keri Hurley-Kim, PharmD, MPH, BCACP||Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melanie Joe, PharmD, MPA, FCSHP||Founding Associate Dean for Pharmacy Professional Affairsemail@example.com|
|John Jones, BS Pharm, JD, FAMCP||Part-Time Health Sciences Clinical Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joyce Lee, PharmD, FCCP, |
BCPS, BCACP, APh
|Health Sciences Clinical Professoremail@example.com|
|Sarah McBane, PharmD, CDE, |
BCPS, FCCP, FCPhA, APh
|Founding Associate Dean of Pharmacy Education |
and Health Sciences Clinical Professor
|Lee Nguyen, PharmD, APh, BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP||Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Megan Nguyen, PharmD||Founding Associate Dean of Pharmacy Student Affairs |
and Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
|Aya Ozaki, PharmD||Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacyemail@example.com|
|Aryana Sepassi, PharmD||Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jonathan Watanabe, PharmD, M.S, Ph.D., BCGP||Founding Associate Dean of Pharmacy Assessment and Quality |
and Professor in Clinical Pharmacy
|Cheryl Wisseh, PharmD, MPH||Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professoremail@example.com|