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Welcome from Dean pro tem Larry Lynd

Larry Lynd

Welcome to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. The Faculty’s vision is to be a catalyst for change in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences. Our goal—as innovators in pharmacy education, research and practice—is to support the optimization of drug therapy in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes. Explore our website to discover an outstanding community of faculty, practitioners, students, staff and alumni working together to advance that goal and our strategic plan: Catalyst for Change 2.0. To learn more click here.

Larry D. Lynd
Professor and Dean pro tem

At a Glance

By the Numbers

2023 QS World University Rankings, Pharmacy & Pharmacology: #30 Worldwide, #2 in Canada

As of Jan 2024 (from Jul 1, 2022 to Dec 31, 2023)

  • Publications: 190
  • Grants: 160 (active, non-internal, Fiscal Apr 1, 2022–Mar 31, 2023)
  • Awards: 13 
  • Presentations: 41
  • Media Hits: 92
  • Students
    • E2P PharmD: 861 (Jan 1–Apr 28, 2023); 635 (May 15–Aug 19, 2023); 888 (Sep 1–Dec 22, 2023)
    • Flex PharmD: 19 (Jan 1–Apr 28, 2023); 17 (May 15–Aug 19, 2023); 17 (Sep 1–Dec 22, 2023)
    • BPSc: 150 (Jan 1–Apr 28, 2023); 64 (May 15–Aug 19, 2023); 198 (Sep 1–Dec 22, 2023)
    • MSc: 40
    • PhD: 50
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellows: 31
    • Visiting International Research Students: 13
    • 4,329 registrants in 14 Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development programs and 95 Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program
  • Alumni (total): 7,489
  • Experiential Education: 795 Practice Educators in 532 Practice Sites
  • Practice: 3,492 Patient Encounters (Jul 1, 2022–Dec 31, 2023); 25,946 Patient Encounters (cumulative total through 122 months of operation)
  • People: 80 Total FTE Faculty; 664 Clinical Faculty; 30 Honorary Faculty; 107 Total Staff; 4 Research Associates; 151 Student Workers

To view our 2023 Year in Review report, click here.

January 2024

Lane M, Miao T, Turgeon RD. Clinician’s Approach to Advanced Statistical Methods: Win Ratios, Restricted Mean Survival Time, Responder Analyses, and Standardized Mean Differences. J Gen Intern Med 2024 [online 2024 Jan 3]; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08582-w.

Hayek A, MacDonald BJ, Marquis-Gravel G, Bainey KR, Mansour S, Ackman ML, Cantor WJ, Turgeon RD. Can J Cardiol 2024 [online 2024 Jan 11]; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjco.2024.01.001. Available at: https://www.cjcopen.ca/article/S2589-790X(24)00021-0/fulltext

MacDonald BJ, Turgeon RD. Some disproven misconceptions about shared decision-making. Can Pharm J 2024;157:10-12. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/17151635231213293

CORE Research Scientist and PhD student Amin Adibi and CORE faculty Kate Johnson published a cost-effectiveness study for a portable HEPA filter rebate program in British Columbia to prevent asthma complications during wildfire season:

Amin Adibi, Prabjit Barn, Erin Shellington, Stephanie Harvard, Kate Johnson, Chris Carlsten, “High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters for Preventing Wildfire-Related Asthma Complications, a Cost-effectiveness Study”, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol 209, Iss 2, pp 175–184, Jan 15, 2024 https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.202307-1205OC

Pelletier T, Liang J, Siemens R, Yeung J. Understanding the Factors that Affect the Assessment of Student Performance in Pharmacy Practicums. Am J Pharm Educ. 2023;88(2):100639. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1iRL4gtcibgP

Charles L, Sekar S, Osooly M, Javed S, Williams KC, Welch I, Barta I, Saatchi K, Häfeli UO (2024). Development of an Immunosuppressed Orthotopic Hepatocellular Carcinoma Rat Model for the Evaluation of Chemo- and Radioembolization Therapies. Europ J Pharm Biopharm 196, 114180. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpb.2024.114180

Damji S, Legal M, Dahri K, Partovi N, Shalansky S. Prioritizing quality over quantity: defining optimal pharmacist-to-patient ratios to ensure comprehensive direct patient care in a medical or surgical unit. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2024;77(1):3437. doi: 10.4212/cjhp.3437.

Rahnama K, Dahri K, Legal M, Inglis C. Characterizing current and optimal involvement of hospital pharmacists in the discharge process: a survey of pharmacists in British Columbia. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2024;77(1):e3433. doi: 10.4212/cjhp.3433

Dahri K, Luo C, Kent B, Lai M, Driver A, Haag H. Exploring the professional identity of hospital pharmacists in British Columbia. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2024;77(1):e3419. doi: 10.4212/cjhp.3419

Ladhar S, Hawkins NM, Virani SA, Turgeon RD. Evaluation of PHARM-HF, a pharmacist-led heart failuremedication titration clinic: A pre-post study. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2024;DOI: 10.1002/jac5.1920. Available at: https://accpjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jac5.1920

Riley A. Prout-Holm, Cerissa C. van Walstijn, Alana Hitsman, Michael J. Rowley, Jonas E. Olsen, Brent D. G. Page, Adam Frankel. Investigating Protein Binding with the Isothermal Ligand-induced Resolubilization Assay. Chembiochem. 2024 Jan 24:e202300773. doi: 10.1002/cbic.202300773. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38266114.

January 2024

Building Responsible Environmental Awareness Through Inhaler Education (B.R.E.A.T.H.E.) PI Karen Dahri with students: Ingrid Frank, Simroop Ladhar, Jasdeep Gill UBC Vancouver OER Fund Rapid Innovation Grant. $2,000.

Jamie Yuen (co-PI), Jocelyn Micallef (co-PI), Brie Weir, Ingrid Frank. UBC SoTL Seed program (70 hours of support, estimated $5000). "Exploring the Role of AI-Generated Patient Cases in Pharmacy Education: Educator and Student Perspectives"

Lai T, Tang A. Promoting 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Pharmacy Education (PRIDE-Rx). $44,893. Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, University of British Columbia. 2024-25.

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