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Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy program provides a robust and innovative curriculum that prepares new professionals to step into changing professional roles. TTUHSC graduates are sought after by employers who often cite excellent preparedness in clinical skills in our graduates.

Celebrate Teaching Excellence

Please join us in congratulating our Teachers, Teaching Teams and Preceptors of the Year

Program Information

Current Course Catalog

Pharm.D - MBA Dual Degree Program Catalog

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Scheduling and Course Documents

Experiential Course Syllabi / E*Value


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Fall 2015:

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Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations

Immunization Policy

SOP Operating Policies & Procedures

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TB Questionnaire

Virtual EMS

Administrators and Staff

Dr.SleeperRebecca Sleeper PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS
Associate Dean of Curriculum

Dr. Rebecca Sleeper received the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island College Of Pharmacy and completed a Specialty Residency in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. She joined the TTUHSC SOP faculty in 1999 as a member of the Pharmacy Practice Department. As a member of the Pharmacy Practice Department, her practice site is the Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center, a teaching nursing home on the TTUHSC campus, where she precepts students in the required P4 Geriatric Pharmacotherapy clerkship. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and a Fellow of both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Dr. Sleeper's scholarship has focused on the practice and teaching of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. She is the co-editor of the textbook "Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, An evidence Based Approach" and was the founding head of the Geriatrics Practice Division from 2007 until stepping into the role of Associate Dean in August 2011. She has also participated as a member and faculty advisor for the inter-professional Geriatrics Student Scholars program and the Sex and Gender Based Medicine program.

Contact Information
Rebecca Sleeper / LUBHSC Room 1B220 / 806-743-7644 /

Linda GilmoreLinda Gilmore
Curriculum Coordinator

Linda Gilmore lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area but has been in West Texas for the past 20 years.  Her first job in Lubbock was at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and she has now come full circle as the Curriculum Coordinator in the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy.  In the time between these two jobs, Linda gained her bachelors in English and her masters in Technical Communication – both from Texas Tech University.  She has also worked at Texas Tech University as an advisor for the College of Business and a Freshman Composition instructor.  Additionally, Linda taught Technical Writing and Developing Instructional Materials at Lubbock Christian University and has worked freelance as a professional editor of non-fiction books and dissertations. Her review of the book "Assessment in Technical and Professional Communication" was published in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication in the spring of 2012.  In conjunction with her work with the School of Pharmacy, Linda is the Project Coordinator for the Sex and Gender Based Medicine Curriculum program through the School of Medicine at TTUHSC. In both capacities, Linda is assisting Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center faculty and students by enriching their academic experience through curriculum management and development.

Contact Information
Linda Gilmore / LUBHSC Room 1B220 / 806-743-7645 /

Teachers and Teaching Teams of the Year & Preceptor of the Year Awards

Selected by vote of students in each class year

2014 -
  Teacher of the Year Teaching Team of the Year Experiential Preceptors of the Year
P4 Class Dr. Kenna Payne N/A Amarillo Sherry Luedtke, Pharm.D.
P3 Class Dr. Charles Seifert PHAR 4264
Abilene Chris Tawwater, Pharm.D.
Wesley Hood, Pharm.D.
P2 Class Dr. Nikita Mirajkar PHAR 2451
Infectious Diseases
Dallas Kalin Clifford, Pharm.D.
Julie Edwards, R.Ph.
P1 Class Dr. Nikita Mirajkar PHAR 1321
Drug Delivery Systems I
Lubbock Leslie Monye, Pharm. D.
Patricia Luera, Pharm.D.

2013 -
Dr. Harold Miller
Dr. Minghai Wang
Dr. Luca Cucullo
Dr. Anna Karamyan
*Special Award Presented:
Recognition of Teaching
Dr. Reza Mehvar

PHAR 4264

PHAR 2451
Infectious Diseases

PHAR 1321
Drug Delivery Systems I
2013 -
David Simmons, R.Ph.
Kami Jenkins, Pharm.D.
Molly Minze, Pharm.D.
Corey Hedin, Pharm.D.
Monica Mathys, Pharm.D.
Rebecca Turner, Pharm.D.
Brian Irons, Pharm.D.
Justin Hesse, Pharm.D
2012 -
Dr. Steven Pass
Dr. Eric MacLaughlin
Dr. Harold Miller
PHAR 4214
Ambulatory Care

PHAR 2352

PHAR 2515
Principles of Drug Action
2012 -
Krystal Haase, Pharm.D.
Joshua Moore, Pharm.D.
Young Lee, Pharm.D.
Jon Pate, Pharm.D.
Lisa Chastain, Pharm.D.
Rashona Thomas, Pharm.D.
Craig Cox, Pharm.D.
Allen Cunningham, Pharm.D.
2011 -
Dr. Harold Miller
Dr. Monica Mathys
Dr. Eric MacLaughlin
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
PHAR 3461
Neurosensory & Psychiatry

PHAR 2352

PHAR 1415
Anatomy & Physiology I
2011 -
Jill Frost, Pharm.D.
Tamara Springer, R. Ph.
Jessica Weis, Pharm.D.
Ted Bayse, R.Ph.
Steven Pass, Pharm.D.
Tiffany Ngo, Pharm.D.
Rebecca Sleeper, Pharm.D.
Nathan Buerkle, Pharm.D.

Scholarship from Teaching and Scholarship of Teaching

Selected publications highlighting the outcomes of student/instructor collaborations and teaching innovations by our faculty:

Citation Collaboration
Poster: Hadley R, Baby N, Yeary J, Chastain LM, Edwards KL. Comparing clinical pharmacists to an endocrinologist-run diabetes clinic on management of type 2 diabetes in the Veteran population. 2014 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, California, December, 2014. Informal Collaboration
Article: Smith M, Bailey T. Identifying solutions to medication adherence in the visually impaired elderly. Consult Pharm. 2014 Feb 1;29(2):131-4. doi: 10.4140/TCP.n.2014.131. Special Topics Independent Study
Article: MacLaughlin EJ, Inthirath NT. Role of pharmacists in primary care clinics and patient centered medical homes. Panhandle Health. 2013;23(2):28-29. Informal Collaboration
Article: Walker DY, Edwards KL. Statins in the treatment of asthma. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2013;70:1661-9. Special Topics Independent Study
Poster: Ryan Hadley, PharmD Candidate, Laura Perdomo, PharmD Candidate, Nidhu Baby, PharmD Candidate, Cole Kildow, Pharm.D., MSHA, BCACP, CDE, Megan Stapleton, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE and Krystal Edwards, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS. Utilizing clinical pharmacist specialists to address access to care barriers in the type 2 diabetes (T2DM) veteran population. Presented at: ACCP, October 13, 2014. Austin, Texas (national). Informal Collaboration
Poster: Hobart CT, Samuelson CE, Nicholson NM, Chen JS, Sankari SS, Hesch KA, Sleeper RB. Interim Results of a Curricular Audit of Sex and Gender Based Medicine in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Presented at: Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists annual meeting, April 26, 2013. Austin, TX (state) - Funding source: Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, $25,000 Sex and Gender Based Medicine Student Scholars
Poster: Sleeper RB, Hesch, KA, Desai N, Jenkins MR, Baby N, Chen J, Hobart CT, Hodges J, Huynh AH, Nicholson NM, Pham D, Samuelson C, Sankari S. Sex and Gender Based Medicine in a Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting, July 13, 2013. Chicago, IL (national) - Funding source: Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, $25,000 Sex and Gender Based Medicine Student Scholars
Poster: McMurry M, Thomas B, Sleeper RB, Seifert CF. Identification Of Inappropriate Prescribing In Elderly Patients Admitted And Discharged From A Community Hospital Using STOPP Screening Tool. TTUHSC SON 3rd Annual Doctor of Nursing practice Capstone symposium, April 26-27 2012. Encore presentation: TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Research days, June 12-13, 2012. Encore presentation: American Society of Consultant Pharmacy annual meeting, Washington D.C. November 2012 Inter-Professional Collaboration, DNP Program / SOP
Article: Bartlett C, MacLaughlin EJ. The pharmacist’s role in ambulatory care. Panhandle Health. 2011;21(4):26-28. Clinical Research Rotation
Poster: Ngo BN, Sleeper RB, Win O, Rosalez M, Dentino A. Prevalence of nursing home orders for antipsychotic medications without indications or diagnoses entered by prescribing physician in the nursing medical record: A generalizable quality improvement project. Presented at annual meeting of American Medical Director’s Association, Los Angeles, CA, March 2010 Inter-Professional Collaboration, SOM / SOP
Article: Brown J, MacLaughlin EJ. A brief history of the discovery and development of antibiotics. Panhandle Health. 2008;18(3):38-40. Informal Collaboration
Article: Thomason KR, Barnett LE, MacLaughlin EJ. Using performance enhancing drugs to gain an edge in a competitive world of sports. Panhandle Health. 2008;18(4):19-20,29. Informal Collaboration
Article: Sleeper RB, Kennedy S. Elderly patient with adverse reaction to dietary supplement. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2003; 37:83-6 Informal Collaboration
Article: Sleeper RB, Cunningham A. Case Report: Opioid agonist/antagonist and attenuation of analgesic response in and elderly patient. TSHP Journal 2002;3(1):16-18 Informal Collaboration