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Pharmacy Ph.D. Program Hosts New Student Orientation for Second Class

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy’s Ph.D. program recently hosted a new student orientation event for students entering the program. The doctoral program is in its second year and was originated in 2010 by Hugh M. McLean, Pharm.D., Ph.D., associate dean for Research & Graduate Education at the College of Pharmacy’s (COP).

Lasting between 4 and 5 ½ years, the program focuses on graduate study and research in drug development, determinants of drug use, and drug discovery. The drug development sequence emphasizes coursework, laboratory, and literature skills and research that will help prepare graduates for careers in making new drug dosage forms, which is the use of different ways to deliver drugs to a person. As an example, dosage forms include pills, capsules, syrups, aerosols, patches, etc.

The orientation program featured opening remarks, introduction to COP administrators, introduction of new students, cultural sensitivity, and international student issues.

The 16 new students are: Lina Alaydi, Abdullah Alfaifi, Diena Almasri, Mansour Almetwazi, Abdullah Althemery, Alhussain Aodah, Homood As Sobeai, Monique Hart, Dhanush Haspula, Omar Ibrahim, Yogesh Joshi, Wael Mahdi, Srinath Muppalaneni, Ahmad Noor, Muhammad Sultan, and Marcia Walker-Guy.