2020 Impact Report

 

PIONEERING THE FUTURE OF PHARMACY

Sean SullivanIn the wake of the most trying health crisis our nation has experienced in the last century, the UW School of Pharmacy’s faculty, staff and students remain at the forefront of discovery, education and service. They are leading COVID-19 vaccination efforts in our communities, pioneering research across the scientific spectrum, from HIV to epilepsy, and educating the next generation of diverse leaders in pharmacy, pharmaceutical research and health care. I am proud of their work, and honored to lead the School through this difficult period. Though the pandemic challenges us every day, we remain focused on our mission – to meet the changing healthcare needs of our community with compassion, kindness, empathy and concern for each and every person.

 

Sean D. Sullivan, Professor and Dean, University of Washington School of Pharmacy


 

COMMITTED TO TOMORROW’S LEADERS

144

TOTAL PHARMD, PHD AND MS DEGREES GRANTED IN 2019-2020

$2.6M

$2.6M IN 2020 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

100%

OF PHARMD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS SUPPORTED

#7

BEST PHARMACY SCHOOL IN THE NATION (U.S. WORLD NEWS REPORT)

TOP 10%

NAPLEX PASS RATE FOR THE LAST DECADE

70%

JOB OR POST-RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENT UPON GRADUATION

"The health of any one person can impact the health of everyone."

ADVANCING THE SCIENCE

$123 MILLION

$123M in grants in the last 5 years

88 AWARDS

88 awards totalling $33M+ in 2020

#2 RANKED

#2 ranked in the U.S. for total research funding per faculty member with $864K+


 

In 2020, faculty members from all three School of Pharmacy departments – Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacy – produced a total of 470 peer-reviewed publications (an average of 8 per faculty member). Together, the three departments also host a total of 17 elected fellows of national academies or professional societies.

A CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULUM

Introduced in 2019, the Purple Curriculum makes the UW School of Pharmacy one of the few programs nationwide offering experiential training from the start of student pharmacists’ first year. Through the program, students work directly with patients – learning to interview, gather information, consider patients’ holistic needs, and gain critical continuity in their learning. This novel approach to training prepares our student pharmacists to step into new, dynamic, accessible and impactful pharmacy practices.

WORLDWIDE IMPACT

Thanks to a celebrated history of educational and research-driven innovation, the UW School of Pharmacy has built a worldwide reputation for excellence.

We have 5,181 alumni in 29 countries, all 50 states, and 1 U.S. territory.

  • UW School of Pharmacy students

    UW School of Pharmacy students

  • UW School of Pharmacy student with UW mascot Dubs

    UW School of Pharmacy student with UW mascot Dubs

  • UW School of Pharmacy student in lab

    UW School of Pharmacy student in lab

Originally published March 2021