Robert A. Blouin, PharmD
Dean and Baughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor
The University of North Carolina
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Robert A. Blouin, PharmD, is dean and Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor at The University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill. Dean Blouin has been extensively involved transforming the professional and graduate curricula at UNC, coined the Educational Renaissance. He has also led national discussions on the issues of clinical pharmaceutical scientist training, particularly at the graduate level.
During his nine-year tenure at UNC, the Eshelman School of Pharmacy has experienced significant growth in its research and education programs. The School is presently ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the School has also launched several new school-based research-center initiatives (Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery; Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy; Center for Educational Excellence in Pharmacy; and Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery).
Prior to 2003, Dean Blouin was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. During that time, he served as the associate dean for research and graduate education (1997-2003) as well as executive director of the Office for Economic Development and Innovations Management (2000-2003).
Dean Blouin’s research interests include studying the effect of disease and altered physiologic status on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs.