Celebrating 100 Years

The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy celebrated its centennial in 2014. Learn More

American Pharmacist Month

October is American Pharmacists Month and the faculty and student pharmacists at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy are stressing the importance of speaking with your pharmacist about any medications you are taking. Read More

Improving our Community’s Health

The WVU School of Pharmacy Health Education Center provides a hands-on approach to teaching our student pharmacists about their future role in health promotion, disease prevention, and general patient health and wellness. Learn More

Dean Pat Chase

School of Pharmacy Dean Pat Chase welcomes the student health and wellness news from President Clements, along with additional support to grow graduate education and add new faculty lines. Learn More

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About the School

Message from the Dean

Patricia A. Chase, Ph.D.

Our vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally for innovation and excellence in pharmacy education, pharmaceutical and health-related research, and contributions to advancing pharmacy practice.

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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 Pharmacy students ease children’s fears about healthcare visits
    Monday, February 16, 2015

    The first trip to a healthcare professional can be a scary experience for a child, especially if the visit is the first time she or he will remember receiving a vaccination and are unsure of what to expect. Student pharmacists from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy held an activity at Parents’ Place to show children that healthcare professionals are there to help them stay healthy and that there is nothing to fear.
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  • WVU School of Pharmacy dean to retire
    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Patricia Chase, Ph.D., dean of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, has announced her intention to step down as dean later this year and retire from the University in 2016.
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  • WVU research shows promise for reducing risk of breast cancer spreading to the brain
    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Generally speaking, women diagnosed with breast cancer are surviving longer and having better outcomes. While one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, the vast majority will beat the disease. However, 10 to 15 percent of those diagnosed may see their cancer spread to another part of their body. Research led by Paul Lockman, Ph.D., B.S.N., the inaugural Douglas Glover Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and associate director for translational research at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, seeks to better understand why and how breast cancer can spread to the brain with the goal of developing a way to reduce the risk of this phenomenon.
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  • WVU School of Pharmacy Health Outcomes Ph.D. program celebrates silver anniversary
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    The WVU School of Pharmacy’s Health Outcomes Research graduate Ph.D. program held a celebration recently in observance of the program’s silver anniversary.
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  • Dr. Patrick Ma named co-leader of WVU lung cancer program
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Patrick Ma, M.D., M.Sc., has been named co-leader of the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center’s Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer Program and Eminent Scholar of Lung Cancer Research.
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  • WVU testing center for generic drugs aids students and consumers
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Generic drugs save consumers and insurers billions of dollars a year. But before they make it to market, their manufacturers must prove to the Food and Drug Administration that their products are equally safe and effective as the branded medicines they will replace. Part of that process requires independent testing on healthy human volunteers.
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  • WVU research team targets agents that cause wound infections
    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    A team of West Virginia University scientists is working on a way to quickly detect agents that would cause infections, as a way to serve those brave men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.
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  • WVU to host 40th Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference
    Friday, August 29, 2014

    The West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and the WVU schools of Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy are teaming up to host the 40th Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference Sept. 18-20 at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown.
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  • WVU pharmacy Ph.D. students win research competition
    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Doctoral students in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy won a student research competition at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 19th Annual Meeting, which was held earlier this summer in Montreal.
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  • WVU Pharmacy students to receive white coats August 16
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy will welcome 81 students into the Class of 2018 during the School’s White Coat Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.
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