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White Paper: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Posted in UA Transformation Plan by Connor Mendenhall on 3 November 2008

Another short combine and conquer plan, this time from the College of Pharmacy. UA currently has two pharmacology departments: one in the College of Pharmacy, and another in the College of medicine. This proposal suggests combining the two and “laying off redundant staff personnel from the two departments.” Estimated savings: $150,000.

The most interesting thing about this proposal is the debate in the comments of its white paper web page, in which two College of Medicine professors (including the Pharmacology department head), argue that the departments have “very different missions” and that the proposed merger is part of a plot “to use the talents and resources of the [College of Medicine’s Pharmacology department] to strengthen the national ranking of the [College of Pharmacy].” There follows a rebuttal by the paper’s authors, and a further response by something called “The UA President’s Hispanic Advisory Council.” Plot or not, however, this proposal is simple common sense.

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  1. Seneca said, on 3 November 2008 at 8:05 am

    I heard in a recent news article that pharmacists are being poorly paid and they have a heavy workload and that this is leading to a high error rate… I wonder what effect this will have on how many more pharmacy students we will have graduate in the near future…

  2. Toxicology » Modern Toxicology said, on 5 November 2008 at 12:37 am

    […] White Paper: Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyAnother short combine and conquer plan, this time from the College of Pharmacy. UA currently has two pharmacology departments: one in the College of Pharmacy, and another in the College of medicine. This proposal suggests combining the … […]


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