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Department of Pharmacy Sciences


The Department of Pharmacy Sciences conducts leading-edge research in various facets of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences, collaborating with partners in our community and around the world. Our faculty has received patents, grants and awards from government agencies, national associations, foundations and the pharmaceutical industry for their innovative drug delivery research.

As a Doctor of Pharmacy student, you will gain comprehensive knowledge in pharmaceutical care for the whole person. Courses taught by faculty in the Department of Pharmacy Sciences provide foundational and practical knowledge for the Doctor of Pharmacy student in biostatistics, calculations in pharmacy, drug product formulation, ethics, government issues and policies, immunopharmacology, management principles, medicinal chemistry, patient safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, pharmacy history, pharmacy practice law and research design.

Expanding Your Career Opportunities

In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, students may concurrently pursue an MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or enroll in the Master of Business Administration program to broaden their career prospects.

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacy Sciences. Our diverse group of faculty, staff, graduate students and researchers are committed to advancing the disciplines of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, molecular biology, social and administrative pharmacy, toxicology, biotechnology and pharmacology.

Our award-winning faculty is committed to teaching excellence. The department is fortunate to have two recipients of the coveted Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, the highest national award bestowed upon a pharmacy educator by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. We pride ourselves in offering “value centered” teaching, educational innovation and significant research in the “scholarship of teaching,” which is a mainstay and strength of our teaching philosophy.

Our leading-edge research in various facets of pharmacy and biomedical sciences distinguishes us from other departments within Creighton University. Our research interests extend beyond the University to include national and international collaborating partners. Faculty members hold leadership positions in major state and national pharmacy organizations and are recognized worldwide for their efforts.

If you are a prospective student, we look forward to helping you reach your professional goals. If you are a visitor to our site and are looking for consultation or educational services, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to connect you with the individual most capable of fulfilling your needs.

Once again, thank you for your interest in our department, school and the University.

Best regards,

Alekha K. Dash, R.Ph., Ph.D.,
Professor and Chair
Gilbert F. Taffe Jr., Endowed Chair

The Department of Pharmacy Sciences educates and inspires future pharmacists and scientists to lead in pharmacy practice development that emphasizes safe and ethical patient care and engages in cutting-edge research that improves the health of all people in the world.

Contact Us

Dawn Trojanowski
Hixson-Lied Science Rm. 102
F: 402.280.1883