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-focused, 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 has recently constructed and moved into a new building, and has assembled an exquisite leadership team and advisory council. We welcomed the students of the inaugural class to the School of Pharmacy in fall 2017, and welcome our second class of students into the new, state-of-the-art building in fall 2018.  

The new school joins 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 and School of Management 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. 

Throughout their four 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 one (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.

Gloria E. Meredith, PhD
Founding Dean