School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dean's Message

Gloria E. Meredith
Gloria E. Meredith, PhD
Founding Dean

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University. We are a new, research-intensive, professional school in a highly selective, research-intensive public University.

Binghamton University is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging its students academically and professionally. The new school interfaces with the strategic plans of the University, particularly the University’s Health Sciences Initiative

This is Binghamton University’s first new professional school in almost a decade, and the University is making a substantial investment to build a quality professional school that will become a leader in interprofessional, patient-centered care and research.

The school is presently constructing a new building, continuing to assemble its leadership team and advisory council, and planning for the first class of pharmacy and PhD students. 

The new school will join the Decker School of Nursing, College of Community and Public Affairs, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management and Graduate School of Education in establishing a strong foundation for promoting healthcare, research and economic development in our region. 

With this great new academic adventure, we have a unique opportunity to prepare pharmacists as leaders in the rapidly changing healthcare world of the 21st century.

Students will learn contemporary pharmacy skills in our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and interact one-on-one with dedicated faculty, who will be active in innovative, translational, health outcomes and clinical research. The college’s projected student-faculty ratio of 10:1 will foster the development of strong mentoring relationships and fulfilling experiences.

The new school embraces an interprofessional culture where students will learn about, from and with other healthcare professionals in the classroom and during practice experiences. In addition to launching pharmacy-specific organizations of their own, students will have the opportunity to join other student groups with a variety of healthcare emphases. The PhD program will educate tomorrow's research leaders, who will work at the cutting edge of translational, healthcare and clinical sciences. 

Throughout their 4 years of study, pharmacy students will gain wide exposure to modern-day pharmacy practice in the experiential program. Rotation sites are close by and the robust program will include experiential opportunities in community and health system settings, nursing homes, rural health clinics and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as participation in state-of-the-art research projects with dedicated faculty members in the clinical, genomic, outcomes and translational sciences. The program will collaborate with top-rated Southern Tier healthcare and hospital systems, where postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residencies are offered. 

The opportunities are seemingly endless and your future starts here. We invite you to join us at the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Sincerely,
Gloria E. Meredith, PhD
Founding Dean

Last Updated: 4/3/17