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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 July 2022 (from June 30, 2021 to July 1, 2022)

  • Publications: 240
  • Grants: 131
  • Awards: 33
  • Media Hits: 21
  • Students: 879 Entry-to-Practice PharmD, 26 Flexible PharmD, 102 BPSc, 20 MSc, 42 PhD, 1,756 registrants in 37 Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development Programs and 86 Canadian Pharmacy Practice Program students
  • Alumni (total): 7,278
  • Experiential Education: 765 Practice Educators, 424 Practice Sites in BC
  • People: 82 Total FTE Faculty, 658 Clinical Faculty, 41 Honorary Faculty, 111 Total Staff, 20 Postdoctoral Research Fellows, 5 Research Associates, 119 Student Workers

To view our Year in Review: 2021–2022 report, click here.

August 2023

MacLean Kate, Souter Vivienne, Nethery Elizabeth. Expanding Midwifery Care in the US: Implications for Clinical Outcomes and Cost. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. Early View July 2023. doi:10.1111/birt.12748

Charrois TL, Sewell HD. Clinical decision-making by fourth year pharmacy students: Towards an understanding of their uncertainty. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2023.07.020

Dragojlovic N, Borle K, Kopac N, Nisselle A, Nuk J, Jevon M, Friedman JM, Elliot AM, Lynd LD. Workforce implications of increased referrals to hereditary cancer services in Canada: a scenario-based analysis. Curr Oncol 2023; 30: 7241 – 51. doi.org/10.3390/curroncol30080525

Borle K, Kopac N, Dragojlovic N, Rodriguez Llorian E, Lynd LD, GenCOUNSEL Study. Defining Need Amid Exponential Change: Conceptual Challenges in Workforce Planning for Clinical Genetic Services. Clin Ther. 2023 Jul 27:S0149-2918(23)00255-2. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2023.07.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37516568.

Dahri K, Hong C, Yang C, Chan F. Implementation and assessment of a novel drug interaction tool (TLC-act) in an entry-to-practice doctor of pharmacy program, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2023.07.018.

Jessica Lee, Casara Hong, Karen Dahri, Fong Chan. Implementation of the TLC-Act Drug Interaction Tool into Pharmacy Student Education as Part of Integration Activity Cases (abstract publication), Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research, 2023, https://cjur.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/MURCxCJUR_2023_updated.pdf.

August 2023

Patient Treatment Preferences for Heart Failure Medications: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Blair MacDonald (trainee), Ricky Turgeon (PI), Logan Trenaman (Co-I). $30,000 (matched funding), Mitacs Accelerate, 2023-2024.

Cardiac Surgery Research Post-Op Clinical Trial. Erica Wang (PI), Jamil Bashir, Terri Sun, Ricky Turgeon, Jian Ye. $167,200, St. Paul’s Foundation, 2023.

Congratulations to Dr. Ly Vu, recipient of funding from the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCDKF) for RNA Biology in Hematological Malignancies ($125,000). To read more visit https://research.ubc.ca/bckdf-aug-2023.

Congratulations to Drs. Abby Collier and Shyh-Dar Li, recipients of the NSERC Discovery Grants program. For more details visit https://research.ubc.ca/35m-awarded-ubc-led-research-through-nserc-2023….

Congratulations to new Canada Research Chair Dr. Ly Vu. For more details visithttps://research.ubc.ca/15-ubc-researchers-announced-canada-research-ch….

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Velenosi, recipient of infrastructure funding through the CFI JELF competition. For more details visit https://research.ubc.ca/34-ubc-led-projects-awarded-91m-infrastructure-….

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