Pharmacy Dean’s Roundtable

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Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CT

Join System College of Pharmacy Dean Madhavan for an alumni roundtable! The roundtable is designed for you to get to know your new Dean as well as learn about all the things System College of Pharmacy is doing to build the brilliant pharmacists of the future.

Note that though previously scheduled for three different days, we have now consolidated the three offerings into one roundtable event happening on December 17, 2020.

About Dean Madhavan

S. Suresh Madhavan, New Pharmacy Dean At Unthsc. Photographed On April 16, 2019

Dr. Madhavan earned his PhD in Pharmacy Administration from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, a Master of Business Administration from University of Poona, India and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Bombay, India.

Prior to joining the System College of Pharmacy as Dean in June 2019, Dr. Madhavan served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy at West Virginia University (WVU).

Dr. Madhavan has substantial experience in program development and academic administration. At WVU, he led a purposeful, cohesive and very productive group of faculty, pharmacists and staff who were recognized for their teaching and research accomplishments.

Under Dr. Madhavan’s leadership, the PhD program in Health Services and Outcomes Research was established in the School of Pharmacy and has graduated 43 PhDs to date. The PhD Program is designated as a “Program of Excellence” by the WVU Board of Governors in training, mentoring, and job placements.

Throughout his career, Dr. Madhavan has been involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative roles for pharmacists including adult and childhood immunizations, academic detailing to improve medication prescribing, and managing a pharmacist call center. The call center is funded by West Virginia state agencies that does prior-authorizations of pharmaceuticals and oversees appropriate use of opioids in the state Medicaid and government health insurance programs. It is the only such program run by a pharmacy school, and has drawn national attention for saving the state millions of dollars and enhancing the safe and cost-effective use of medications.