Department of Clinical Sciences & Administration
The College of Pharmacy's Department of Clinical Sciences & Administration is headed by a Department Chair, who has oversight of faculty and staff members comprising the department's three administrative divisions. Associate Professor Kevin W. Garey, Pharm.D., M.S., serves as chair of the department as well as head of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology.
Division of Clinical Therapeutics
Lynn Simpson, Pharm.D., Assistant Chair and Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty members of the Division of Clinical Therapeutics play a key role in the pharmaceutical care of patients in partnering institutions and the delivery of the professional curriculum. Division faculty members are innovative leaders in the development and expansion of pharmaceutical care services that serve health-care professionals, patients and the public at-large. These faculty members provide both didactic (classroom, tutorial and laboratory) and experiential training to become leaders in today's dynamic healthcare environment. They also contribute to scholarly and other professional activities while participating in service commitments to the College of Pharmacy and their respective institutions.
The division includes 18 clinical track faculty members who provide pharmaceutical care and teaching at several sites in the Texas Medical Center and greater Houston area, including:
Harris County Hospital District facilities;
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center;
Methodist Hospital Systems;
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center;
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital; and
Division of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
Kevin W. Garey, Pharm.D., M.S., Associate Professor
The division's five tenured or tenure-track faculty members provide clinical service and conduct nationally and internationally recognized basic and translational research in the areas of critical care medicine and infectious diseases. The research group occupies approximately 4,000 square feet of laboratory space in the Texas Medical Center with core expertise in:
Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling;
Animal model of infection;
Molecular pathogen typing;
Patient genotyping; and
Population surveillance/outcome studies.
Division of Pharmacy Administration & Public Health
Rajender Aparasu, Ph.D., M.Pharm., Assistant Chair and Professor
The Division of Pharmacy Administration & Public Health consists of five tenured or tenure track faculty members and one part-time faculty member. In addition to providing administrative educational component in the professional program, this cluster is responsible for the delivery of education in the graduate program.
The division houses the Institute for Community Health, an interdisciplinary research structure of federally funded investigators that address the Institute of Medicine's focus on community health initiatives through the collaboration of scientists and health professionals, agencies and institutions of higher learning in the Texas Medical Center.
Faculty members in the division teach and conduct research in the areas of:
Medication use and effectiveness;
Population-based pharmaceutical care;
Quality assessment of medication use by patients with chronic conditions;
Health services research among populations with mental disorders;
Health services and policy research;
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention research; and
Cancer disparities and AIDS malignancy.