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About the School

Message from the Dean

Mary K. Stamatakis PharmD

As the state’s first school of pharmacy, we have been pioneering change in the education of pharmacists for over a century.

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School of Pharmacy Research

The WVU School of Pharmacy promotes a dynamic research environment for seasoned and novice investigators. Targeted research and educational opportunities are available to faculty, students, and other trainees.

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What's Happening


  • WVU offers free opioid use disorder training to West Virginia healthcare providers
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    WVU is offering a free American Society of Addiction Medicine buprenorphine course, along with a one-day continuing education event, in two different locations in West Virginia – August 20 in Morgantown and September 17 in Charleston.
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  • WVU Health Outcomes Ph.D. students receive accolades at international conference
    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Graduate students in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Health Outcomes Research Ph.D. program were the recipients of several awards during the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 21st Annual International Meeting. The meeting was held May 21–25 in Washington, D.C.
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  • Two from WVU named BioWV leaders
    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Two WVU researchers have been named to the leadership of BioWV, the Bioscience Association of West Virginia, a nonprofit organization that promotes the state’s growing bioscience business community.
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  • WVU Pharmacy students make donation to Comfort Fund
    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    Whether it was strumming a guitar or displaying their skills with a soccer ball, a number of WVU School of Pharmacy students took to the stage at the Health Sciences Center recently for their annual variety show to benefit patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.  The event was coordinated by the Kappa Psi – Beta Eta chapter and raised $600 for the Cancer Center’s Comfort Fund.  The Fund was established to provide temporary, short-term financial assistance for patients undergoing treatment at our Cancer Center clinic until they can be linked with appropriate community, state or national resources.  Every penny donated helps ensure that all patients dealing with a cancer diagnosis will be able to receive the best possible treatment regardless of financial hardships they may face. 
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  • West Virginia University offers courses to reduce opioid use
    Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    West Virginia University has added a new online course, “The Treatment of Pain and Addiction Utilizing Education and Proper Prescribing: The New Paradigm Continued.” The course will provide West Virginia physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and dentists with continuing education credit, and also fulfill the state’s requirement for training in avoiding diversion of prescriptions drugs into the illicit market.
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  • Wigner Institute hosts AADE workshop
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    The WVU School of Pharmacy Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education, and Research sponsored an American Association of Diabetes Educators Workshop on April 18. Attendees included pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians from clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and health departments from 40 counties throughout the state.
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  • WVU BOG approves new degree programs, receives update on Beckley campus
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    The WVU Board of Governors gave final approval to repurpose an existing School of Pharmacy Ph.D. track into its own independent doctoral program, which will offer a new doctor of philosophy degree in health services and outcomes research.
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  • Outstanding Graduate Student and Mentor awards ceremony
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    On April 8, 2016, the Office of Research and Graduate Education recognized the achievements and participation of our graduate students in the research, teaching and service missions of the Health Science Center.  As part of this ceremony, awards were given to faculty who are outstanding mentors and to graduate students who are outstanding in their graduate programs.
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  • Inspiring Students
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    I had a lot of fun recording some video with students from each of the Health Sciences schools Tuesday for a back to school video in the fall.
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  • WVU student pharmacists host Senior Olympics
    Friday, April 1, 2016

    Students from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy hosted a Senior Olympics for local seniors to stress the importance of physical fitness.
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