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Friedman Wilson named dean of School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Jul 14, 2022
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Amy Friedman Wilson

Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD, has been named the new dean of the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, effective immediately, the University announced on July 14. Wilson has been serving as interim dean since Jan. 1, 2022.

“I am so pleased to announce Dr. Wilson’s appointment as dean,” said University Provost Mardell Wilson, EdD. The appointment followed a national search. “Amy is a wonderful leader with a deep connection to Creighton, as both a graduate of our School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and a faculty member and administrator in the school for the last 22 years. I am excited to work with her to move the school forward, particularly as we continue to expand in Phoenix.”

Creighton University is welcoming its first Doctor of Physical Therapy class to its Phoenix campus this fall, joining programs in pharmacy and occupational therapy that began in Phoenix in the fall of 2021.

“Dr. Wilson has been instrumental in the development and operations of the Phoenix Health Sciences Campus, participating in the leadership and planning of the site since 2018,” said Provost Wilson. “As the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions’ administrative representative for Phoenix, she has had operational responsibility for our three programs located at the new state-of-the-art facility.”

Wilson has served as interim dean of Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions since January, while also serving as senior associate dean for operations and associate dean for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Phoenix Campus.

Amy is a wonderful leader with a deep connection to Creighton, as both a graduate of our School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and a faculty member and administrator in the school for the last 22 years.
— Mardell Wilson, EdD, Creighton University Provost

Wilson earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton in 1995. She completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and worked at CHI Health St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Mutual of Omaha Healthcare Management before returning to Creighton as a faculty member in 2000.

She served for 10 years as director of Creighton’s Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice, beginning in 2005, providing leadership and guidance on health care policy and formulary development for a number of institutions, as well as oversight of the medication information consultation service.

Wilson completed the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2010 and, in 2015, was appointed assistant dean, and later associate dean, for Academic Affairs for Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. She has served as interim dean twice, including a term from 2018 to 2019.

Her professional affiliations include serving on the board of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association and as a site reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. She is also a member of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Academic Honor Society, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, American Pharmacists Association and American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. Wilson was awarded the Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award in 2014 for her support of the development and accomplishments of women at the University.