Provost Newsletter

Samit ShahI’d like to introduce you to our second outstanding candidate for Dean of the System College of Phamacy.

Samit Shah, PhD, RPh, MBA currently serves as the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Keck Graduate Institue School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (KGI SPHS) in Claremont, CA. As the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Shah oversees all academic aspects of the pharmacy program offered at KGI SPHS. He is also responsible for the development of the MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, and the MS in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics programs. Prior to this position, he served as the Assistant Dean and Department Chair of Biopharmaceutical Sciences.

Dr. Shah’s current research interests include the development of a novel siRNA delivery system that allows selective activation of RNAi in cancer cells and the clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics. His research has been published in journals such as Angewandte ChemieJournal of the American Chemical SocietyNature Protocols, and Nucleic Acids Research. He has also authored several book chapters and is currently editing a new book on Pharmacogenomics. He teaches medicinal chemistry and molecular biology in the pharmacy curriculum, and has been awarded the “Teacher of the Year” award multiple times at both the KGI SPHS and the South University School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Shah earned a BS in pharmacy from North Gujarat University, a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and an MBA from South University. He received post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has completed the Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) offered by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Shah is a licensed pharmacist and has previously worked as a PRN pharmacist and pharmacist-in-charge at Rite Aid Pharmacy and HealthQwest Clinic, respectively.

Everyone is invited to join us for Dr. Shah’s campus-wide presentation on Tuesday, February 19 at Noon in LIB 110.

All The Best,
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Charles Taylor, PharmD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
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