About the Dean

F. Lamar Pritchard, Ph.D., Dean and Professor


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F. Lamar Pritchard, Ph.D., was named Dean of UH College of Pharmacy by UH President & UH System Chancellor Renu Khator in July 2009 and confirmed by the UH System Board of Regents in August 2009.

During Pritchard's tenure at UH, the college received national reaccreditation for its Pharm.D. degree program through 2017 from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) following the completion of a site visit by a team of ACPE evaluators and a Self-Study plan by college stakeholders (faculty, staff, students and alumni). The college also recently released its Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, which establishes such Strategic Imperatives as a new state-of-the-art Pharmacy building.

Pritchard serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Healthconnect, a nonprofit health information exchange established in 2010 to develop a secure network of electronic health records that will link all providers in Southeast Texas and enable higher quality healthcare at a more affordable cost. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Texas Children’s Hospital Health Plan and the editorial board of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug Research.

Before joining UH, Pritchard served as Professor and Dean of the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy from August 2005 to July 2009 and as Professor and Dean of the ULM College of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy from July 2004 to July 2005.

In his positions of Regional Associate Director and Medical Science Manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pritchard provided medical science and research support and targeted research initiatives for medical academic/research centers throughout the East Coast.

As a faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, his research interests included disease state management, outcomes research and quality management. His Phar-Serv-Qual pharmacy services quality assessment instrument has been used in six countries.

A fourth generation pharmacist with experience in community, hospital and clinical settings, Pritchard received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and his Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Ga.

Pritchard's past recognition and honors include serving on the boards of the Louisiana and Georgia state pharmacists associations and Robert C. Wilson Pharmaceutical Association (as well as President and Vice President terms) and recipient of the Bristol Myers Squibb Vision Award for Leadership, Bristol Myers Squibb President's Award and the Wal-Mart True Visionary Award.