Celebrating 100 Years

The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy is celebrating 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


  • Ph.D. students win research competition
    Friday, August 22, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – 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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  • Chase installed as president of national pharmacy organization
    Friday, August 1, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Patricia Chase, Ph.D., dean of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, was installed as president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) at the AACP annual meeting held July 26-30 in Grapevine, Texas.
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  • Graduate student receives award for research poster presentation
    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Rituparna Bhattacharya, a Ph.D. student in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, received second place for her research poster at the 50th annual Drug Information Association meeting held June 15-19 in San Diego.
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  • WVU School of Pharmacy celebrates centennial
    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What started out as a small department in the state’s leading university has become a school recognized as No. 26 in the Best Health Schools-Pharmacy category of the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
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  • 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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  • HOPE Center Established to Address West Virginia Health Disparities, Funded by Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – At a time when West Virginia consistently ranks near the bottom in state health quality assessments, a new endeavor is bringing HOPE to what many see as a dire situation...
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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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