Dr. Cathy Poon Assumes New Leadership Roles at USciences

Written by Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis
Published on June 17, 2015

PoonWith nearly 25 years of pharmacy and higher education experience, Cathy Y. Poon, PharmD, has been named the chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration and associate dean of interprofessional education for Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences. Dr. Poon is no stranger to the University, as she has held several positions since she began teaching at USciences in 1992.

“Dr. Poon brings a wealth of experience and a broad range of accomplishments as an administrator, educator, and clinician,” said Heidi M. Anderson, PhD, provost and vice president for academic affairs at USciences. “Her experience in service from the university to college to department level is exceptional.” 

Dr. Poon enters her new role having served as the University’s associate provost of interprofessional education and clinical programs for the past two years. She has also served in various leadership roles, including vice chair for didactic education, executive vice chair, and interim chair on two occasions for the Department of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmacy Administration and vice dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Her expertise in pediatrics and interprofessional education has led to ongoing partnerships with Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Cooper University Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Poon, of Philadelphia, received a PharmD from Medical University of South Carolina and her BS degrees in pharmacy and toxicology from St. John’s University. She also completed a hospital pharmacy residency at Medical University of South Carolina and a specialty residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at Oklahoma University Health Science Center.


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