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Krystal Haase, Pharm.D
Division Head

Adult Medicine Division

The Adult Medicine Division is one of the largest and most diverse divisions in the School of Pharmacy with 15 primary members. Faculty within the division practice and teach in a variety of areas including general inpatient medicine services, outpatient medicine services, and intensive care units. Subspecialties within the division include cardiology, critical care, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. Regardless of practice environment, the common focus of division members is the treatment of adult medicine patients.




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Brian Irons, Pharm.D.
Division Head

Ambulatory Care Division

Touting one of, if not the largest group of full time faculty in the country specializing in ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services, the Division of Ambulatory Care provides clinical pharmacy services to a wide variety of patients and health care systems at clinical sites across North and West Texas. Through collaborative drug therapy management and novel MTM services we treat patients with diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders, heart failure, gestational diabetes, asthma, COPD as well as provide anticoagulation management and services in women’s health. The Division provides extensive learning opportunities to pharmacy students and residents. The Dallas-Fort Worth campus offers an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency training program.




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Ronald Hall, Pharm.D., M.S.C.S.
Division Head

Clinical & Translational Science Division

The Clinical and Translational Science Division is driven by the motto “Exceptional Research by Exceptional People.” We are interdisciplinary tenured and tenure-track faculty investigators dedicated foremost to original research and scholarship. Division faculty have research projects funded by NIH, DoD, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, private foundations, and industry. The Division is anchored by three experienced faculty.  Trey Putnam, PhD, RAC is the Director of the Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Center, a School of Pharmacy recognized Center of Research Excellence. Carlos Alvarez, PharmD, MSc, MSCS, who is a recognized leader in the fields of diabetes and pharmacoepidemiology and is the director of the Pharmacoepidemiology Core. Ronald Hall, PharmD, MSCS, serves as the Director of the Dose Optimization and Outcomes Research program in addition to serving as Division Head.




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Amie Blaszczyk, Pharm.D
Division Head

Geriatrics Division

The Division of Geriatrics includes 10 members across all four School of Pharmacy campuses. The dynamic faculty within the Division practice in a variety of environments, including long-term care, hospice/palliative care, inpatient rehabilitation, home care, the PACE program, and ambulatory care. These practice environments support the Mission of the Division in providing cutting edge clinical services, education, and scholarship in geriatric pharmacotherapy, including support of the ASHP-accredited PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacotherapy program. Members of the Division of Geriatrics serve the profession-at-large and are sought out for leadership roles and scholarly endeavors in the area of geriatrics. Division members are instrumental in driving compassionate and age-appropriate care of older adults in the communities they serve.




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Mark Haase, Pharm.D.
Division Head

Pediatrics Division

The Pediatrics Division is the primary division to the four clinical track pediatric faculty and also the secondary division to one member of the Clinical Sciences and Research Division. The primary members practice in all areas of pediatric health care, including ambulatory care, general pediatrics, and neonatal and pediatric intensive care. Currently, all primary members are clinical track, and thus spend the majority of their time in the clinician-educator role. However, scholarship in the area of pediatric pharmacotherapy is expected of and conducted by each member. Specifically, division members strive to attain excellence in pediatric patient care, which has been recognized with state and national awards, teaching, and proficiency in scholarly activities.




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Joel  Epps, MBA
Division Head

Practice Management Division

The Practice Management Division is home to many of the faculty engaged in contractual patient care services for theSchool of Pharmacy or who have broad interests or training in the behavioral, public health, administrative, and information management sciences. We are comprised of interdisciplinary faculty committed to the tripartite mission of teaching, scholarship, and service. Focus areas range from the provision of pharmaceutical care to teaching and research in core areas of management, economics, health informatics, drug information and drug policy, law and ethics, public health and behavioral sciences. Practice management links business applications and clinical practices.

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