Celebrating 100 Years

The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy is celebrating its centennial in 2014. We will be updating our site as more information and activities are confirmed. 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 student pharmacists educate parents on medication dosing for children
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    When it comes to measuring medication for children, parents may not realize the difference in the amount they are giving their children if they don’t use a medication dosing spoon or syringe that is recommended by a pharmacist.
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  • Capehart joins WVU School of Pharmacy
    Friday, February 7, 2014

    Krista Capehart, Pharm.D., joined the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy as Krista Capehart, Pharm.D.director of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education, and Research and clinical associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
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  • Scharman appointed to Clinical Toxicology editorial board
    Friday, February 7, 2014

    Elizabeth Scharman, Pharm.D., professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy Department ofElizabeth Scharman, Pharm.D. Clinical Pharmacy-Charleston Division and director of the West Virginia Poison Center, has been appointed to the editorial board of Clinical Toxicology.
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  • WVU AAPS student chapter receives international award
    Friday, February 7, 2014

    The West Virginia University student chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) was awarded third place for the 2013 AAPS Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Awards. The chapter received the award at the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition held in San Antonio in November.
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  • APhA-ASP chapter receives accolades at regional event
    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Students in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) received accolades at the APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) in November.
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  • Lockman joins WVU School of Pharmacy
    Friday, December 13, 2013

    Paul Lockman, Ph.D., has joined the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy as theDr. Paul Lockman Douglas D. Glover Endowed Chair of the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences and the associate director of translational research at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (MBRCC).
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  • WVU ASHP-SSHP chapter receives recognition
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) chapter at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy was recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for 2013-2014.
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  • National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 8-14
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year on average roughly five to 20 percent of U.S. residents contract the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to flu-related complications.
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  • Celebrating American Pharmacists Month
    Friday, October 11, 2013

    October is American Pharmacists Month, and the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy is urging people to establish relationships with their pharmacists and speak with them about any medication questions they may have.
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  • Ph.D. student receives national research fellowship
    Monday, August 19, 2013

    Andrea Armstead, a Ph.D. student in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy’s Andrea Armstead Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences program, is researching ways to protect the health of workers in the mining and drilling industries and recently received a fellowship award renewal to further her education and research.
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