Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences

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Michael Gonyeau
Interim Chair

The Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences is an academic unit within the School of Pharmacy, Bouvé College of Health Sciences. The faculty members who make up the department are a diverse group of professionals, including clinical pharmacists who practice in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics and community pharmacies, clinical scientists who conduct research in both laboratory and patient care settings, and social and administrative scientists who research a variety of aspects of medication use and health care delivery.

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Members of the department teach in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program and in other programs in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and across the university. Many faculty participate in team-taught courses offered by the department, allowing them to share their unique expertise and experience with students both inside and outside the classroom. Most faculty members precept Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), allowing students to receive applied instruction in a variety of pharmacy practice and research settings.

All members of our department are active scholars. Faculty have received research funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), and from a variety of foundations, professional associations, and private industry. Members of the department have also received funds to create and administer programs for the Nonprescription Medicine Academy, Boston Public Health Department, and the Collaborative for Community Engagement and Research. Our faculty are involved in the scholarship of teaching, developing innovative teaching methods in their classrooms and practice sites, and evaluating the learning outcomes that result. The products of these scholarly pursuits are regularly published in leading journals in the pharmacy, medical and educational literature. Faculty members also contribute to numerous textbooks and learning resources utilized by pharmacy educators throughout the world.

Our faculty provide service to the university community, to the profession of pharmacy, and most importantly, to patients. Faculty members practice in hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. We have affiliated with many Community Health Centers in Boston and surrounding communities, providing medication therapy management and other health services to underserved patients. Many members of the department are also active in professional associations in roles ranging from committee service to elected leadership positions.

We’re excited that you are interested in the department, school and college. Please explore this site to learn more about our faculty and the work that they do.

Michael Gonyeau
Clinical Professor and Interim Chair

The Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems is seeking qualified applicants for the position of department chair (appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure on entry is anticipated). We welcome applicants who have well-established, funded research programs and who are interested in providing vision, leadership and mentorship for the practice-based and social/administrative science faculty within the school of pharmacy and its doctor of pharmacy program. For more details about the position, please view the posting on the Northeastern employment website, or contact Dr. J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin at j.orr-skirvin@northeastern.edu.

Department News
NAPLEX scores reflect
NAPLEX scores reflect
Whether it's placement in a post-graduate fellowship or residency, securing employment with a community pharmacy, or pursuing an advanced degree, Northeastern University Doctor of Pharmacy students are well-prepared and poised to succeed. Our most recent NAPLEX pass rate, representing exam takers from May through August of 2017 (reflecting a majority of the graduates from the PharmD Class ...more
Northeastern Alumna, Dr. Afton Wagner, Honored with 2017 Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award
Northeastern Alumna, Dr. Afton Wagner, Honored with 2017 Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award
Northeastern Alumna, Dr. Afton M. Wagner, Manager of Federal Affairs for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), was honored with the 2017 Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award during the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in San Francisco, becoming the first-ever Northeastern alumnus/a to accept this honor. The Prescott Award was established ...more
Carla Bouwmeester Completes the Emerging Leaders in Aging Program
Carla Bouwmeester Completes the Emerging Leaders in Aging Program
Carla Bouwmeester, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, Associate Clinical Professor (pictured second from right), recently completed the Emerging Leaders in Aging program, a national inter-professional program focused on augmenting and leveraging existing leadership skills relevant to clinical care, research and education.  The program is jointly sponsored by the University of California San Francisco, the American Geriatric Society, and ...more
School of Pharmacy Team Receive 2016 Award for Excellence in Assessment
School of Pharmacy Team Receive 2016 Award for Excellence in Assessment
A team from Northeastern University, including Dr. Jennifer Kirwin, Dr. Danielle Miller and Dr. Margarita DiVall, will receive one of the 2016 awards for Excellence in Assessment. The national award is given annually by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, a professional association representing academic pharmacy. The award is in recognition of our work ...more
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