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Nanci Murphy

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Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy; Associate Dean, Office of Academic and Student Programs, School of Pharmacy

PharmD, University of Washington; Bachelor of Pharmacy, Washington State University

Research Interests

  • Pharmacy education
  • Geriatric practice

Courses Taught

  • Pharm 549: Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults
  • Pharm 576: Pharmacy Leadership APPE
  • Pharm 595: Practice-Based Leadership


Dr. Nanci Murphy is associate dean and executive head of the Office of Academic and Student Programs at the School of Pharmacy. She helped found the Center for Pharmacy Leadership and Professional Excellence and the Bridges to Health Patient Advocacy Center and serves as co-director of the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice.

Murphy has served as faculty mentor and advisor for a number of award-winning patient care and community outreach projects including, the American Association Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Student Community Engaged Service Award, the AACP Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award and Project CHANCE (recognizing outstanding service in medically underserved communities).

She was selected as American Pharmacists Association Outstanding Chapter Advisor in 2008, received recognition from AACP and Rho Chi for her leadership in the profession and community, and was recipient of the UW School of Pharmacyʼs Gibaldi Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and 2010. Past and current American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy positions include: Council of Deans Administrative Board, Student Services Special Interest Group Chair, a member of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Advocacy Committee, the Council of Deans Innovations in Health Care Education Task Force and the CAPE Outcomes (Public Health) Pharmacy Practice Committee. In July 2013, she was installed as Chair of the Leadership Development Special Interest Group. Dr. Murphyʼs teaching and research interests include, leadership, interprofessional education and geriatrics practice.