Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. UW Pharmacy is a special place for those of us who work and study here. Our School, founded in 1894, consistently ranks amongst the Top 10 Schools of Pharmacy in the country and is an integral part of the world-class University of Washington.

Our mission is to provide a first-class educational experience for students and to conduct pioneering research that advances the health of the public. Our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and our MS and PhD programs are ranked amongst the best in the world. Click through the Departments & Offices and PharmD sections on this site to learn more about these educational programs – or contact Student Services for more assistance.

Sean SullivanThe school-based and affiliate faculty who teach, practice, and conduct research at UW Pharmacy are second to none. We are leaders in the disciplines of pharmacy practice and therapeutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical and translational sciences, outcomes research and health policy. Our work has regional and global impact. I invite you to click on the research and faculty links in the departments to learn more about the remarkable achievements of our faculty and professional pharmacy and graduate students.

UW Pharmacy is part of a broader health sciences network at the University of Washington that includes top-rated programs in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work. Our students and faculty interact with students and faculty from these programs as part of our evolving curriculum of interprofessional education and commitment to patient-centered care. Moreover, we are part of numerous interdisciplinary research collaborations, many of which are led by UW Pharmacy investigators.

To support our programs, we have teaching and research partnerships with local and regional pharmacies as well as premier health care systems throughout Washington State, including: UW Medicine Health System, Group Health Cooperative, Swedish-Providence Health System, Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

As Dean, I invite you to explore the pages of our web site to better understand our mission and programs. To learn more about our School and community, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, attend an information session, or reach out directly to our faculty and students to discover all that UW Pharmacy has to offer.

Sean D. Sullivan, BScPharm, PhD
Professor and Dean
UW School of Pharmacy