Department of Pharmacotherapy 

Title: Professor


L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute Room 4930
Phone: (801) 581-6239
Fax: (801) 587-7923


Dr. Nancy Nickman is a Research Professor of Pharmacotherapy in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. She received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Montana and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota in both Hospital Pharmacy (M.S.) and Social and Administrative Pharmacy (Ph.D.). Dr. Nickman has served as a tenured professor from 1987-2001, and returned as a research professor in 2004 after owning her own business for five years.

Dr. Nickman’s teaching and research interests include management of institutional clinical pharmacy systems, specifically personnel management, the human 5 side of medication use and the medical care process. She received the University of Utah College of Pharmacy's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1990, an Innovative Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 1993, and a Borchard Service-Learning Faculty Mentor Award in 1994 from the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah. Dr. Nickman served as a Borchard-Bennion Service-Learning Faculty Fellow (1991-94) with faculty members from Mechanical Engineering, Special Education and Communications in which the integration of Service- Learning across diverse disciplines was studied by an educational research team.

In 1995, Dr. Nickman was named a Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Utah, an honor that recognizes a deep and sustained commitment to teaching undergraduate students. She also received the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning in 1996 from Campus Compact, an organization of 540 university presidents who have committed their institutions to community service and the principles of Service-Learning. During the 1996-97 academic year while on sabbatical leave from the University of Utah, Dr. Nickman served as a Visiting Scholar in the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.


  • PhD Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

  • MS Hospital Pharmacy, University of Minnesota 

  • BS Pharmacy, University of Montana

Clinical Practice and Research Interests:

  • Evaluation of Pharmacy Services

  • Pharmacoeconomics Research 

  • Patient Services Evaluation

Professional Affliations:

  • Department of Pharmacotherapy Faculty

  • Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center

Courses Taught: