Dear College of Pharmacy community,
We are dismayed, saddened, and angered by the abhorrent killing of George Floyd, which has served as yet another reminder of the racism, deep divisions and injustices that persist in our country. At a time when the nation should be unified in fighting an invisible external threat, it is especially painful to be reminded of the insidious internal threats of racism, exclusion, and inequity. There is no herd immunity to such threats, so we must continue to work at eradicating them from our hearts and our communities. We all come from different cultural and political experiences but we share the belief that the lives of our Black/African American students, faculty, staff, and community members matter deeply to our practice, our College, our University.
All of us were drawn to the College of Pharmacy because we believe in the imperative of caring for and healing everyone in need. Racism, hatred, and exclusion are anathema to our identity and mission. Now, more than ever before, we need to stand for equity, inclusion, and justice so we can help support true healing for our community and our country.
Randall Peterson - Dean
James Herron - Executive Associate Dean, Professional Education
Kristen Keefe - Associate Dean, Faculty
Don Blumenthal - Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education
Linda Tyler - Associate Dean, Pharmacy Practice
Karen Gunning - Associate Dean, Community Engagement
Krystal Moorman - Assistant Dean, Experiential Education
Jennifer Aoyagi Bangerter - Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration
Dan Witt - Department Chair, Pharmacotherapy Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs
Karen Wilcox - Department Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Hamid Ghandehari - Department Chair, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Darrell Davis - Department Chair, Medicinal Chemistry Executive Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education
Shawna Webster - Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee