Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration

Rapid changes in healthcare—from quality assurance to cost containment and biotechnologies—have created a critical need for professionals with advanced pharmacy training. How do our faculty help you seize these opportunities? With innovative approaches to teaching, an emphasis on problem solving, and integration of state-of-the-art technology in the classroom, in patient care, and in other professional and business environments.

Our faculty are dedicated to continually improving drug therapy and team-based patient-centered care through their research into discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge about drugs and drug use.


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  • USciences Celebrates Its 198-Year History at Founders' Day

    February 18, 2019

    With pomp and circumstance, USciences faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends marked 198 years since the University was established at a special Founders' Day ceremony on Feb. 14, 2019.

  • The Comeback Pharmacy: Alumnus Mayank Amin PharmD'09 Works To Revive Community Pharmacy

    February 08, 2019

    In high school, he started his career in pharmacy by taking a job as a technician at a local pharmacy just a few miles away from his home. "I was initially unsure if I wanted to pursue pharmacy but as I got a better understanding of how important pharmacies/pharmacists are in the community, I decided I want to make a difference and I chose pharmacy," said Dr. Amin. Fast-forward a few years, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2009.

  • Pharmacy Student Receives Two-Year Scholarship From the Air Force

    February 08, 2019

    Paying for a college degree and finding a job after graduation can be a stressful experience, but pharmacy student, Eric Stratoti PharmD'20, will be fully able to focus on his studies thanks to the military.

  • Pharmacy Students Rank Top 10 in National Clinical Skills Competition

    February 06, 2019

    In a test of how they would handle a complex patient case and prioritize their problems and assign the correct treatments, a team of USciences pharmacy students, Kayla Askey PharmD'20 and Karissa Chow PharmD'20, ranked in the top 10 in the national clinical skills competition at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, California this December

  • USciences Scholarship Helps Philadelphia Students Afford College

    January 30, 2019

    Rohan Nainan PharmD'24, enrolled at University of the Sciences' pharmacy program this past fall with the goal of using his college education to improve the lives of others. For him, the university's academics, affordable tuition, and city culture made it the perfect fit.

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Cathy Poon, PharmD 


Office Location: Griffith Hall, Room 108F, Box 34,
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495