Pharmacy school gets strong start
Elisabeth (Lisa) Menner Brandt ’66 is helping drive faculty recruitment and excellence in the new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences by endowing a pharmacy faculty fellowship. At least five generations of Brandt’s family have been pharmacists or are entering the profession. She wanted to honor that legacy.
The Menner Family Endowed Faculty Fellow in Pharmacy will support faculty members in the early years of their careers. The first faculty fellow is expected to be named sometime before the start of the 2016-17 academic year.
“Ms. Brandt’s generosity will be part of the drive that will take this school to greatness, as it will enable us to attract top faculty from the start,” says Gloria E. Meredith, founding dean of the School of Pharmacy. “Lisa knows that a well-trained pharmacist can make a crucial difference in people’s lives. Thus, the impact of her gift will be felt for many years to come.”
The research-intensive school will offer PhD and PharmD degrees and is expected to welcome its first cohort of students in fall 2017, pending precandidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Initially, there will be about 15 pharmacy practice (clinical) and 16 research faculty.