Alekha Dash Named Creighton Chair of Pharmacy Sciences
Alekha K. Dash, R.Ph., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Sciences in the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
Dash, a professor of pharmacy sciences, joined Creighton in 1990. He has served as interim chair of pharmacy sciences since 2004.
“Dr. Dash’s exceptional record as a teacher, a researcher and an administrator with Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions makes him an excellent choice to serve as chair of pharmacy sciences,” said Dean J. Chris Bradberry.
Dash is actively involved in research. His interests include design and evaluation of novel drug-delivery systems, particularly nano-delivery systems; preformulation studies; solid-state characterization of drugs and dosage forms; pharmaceutical analysis; and evaluation and design of dosage forms for nutraceuticals and dietary supplements.
A prolific writer, Dash has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed publications and written chapters for a number of textbooks. He holds one patent and has two others pending.
Dash earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmacy in 1981 and 1983 from Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India. In 1990, he received a doctor of philosophy in pharmaceutics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Dash serves on the board of the American Red Cross Heart Land Chapter and is chair of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ awards committee (Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality section).