WELCOME TO ABILENE
The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy opened its Abilene Regional Campus in 2007 with 40 first-year
pharmacy students. The Abilene campus is now home to 160 PharmD students and its founding
class graduated on May 21, 2011.
Students attending Abilene SOP's state-of-the-art facility enjoy multimedia classrooms,
a drug information center, a pharmacy practice laboratory, innovative and technologically
advanced patient simulation centers and modern research laboratories that include
heralded sterile laboratory space and much more.
In short, the future pharmacists who call our Abilene campus home receive a comprehensive
and practical education that encompasses a broad range of contemporary health issues
and prepares them for careers in all areas of today's pharmacy profession.
MAKING AN IMPACT
The collaboration between Abilene City officials, community leaders and the TTUHSC
School of Pharmacy has created an innovative economic and academic development model
for the future of pharmacy education.
Affiliations with Hendrick Medical Center, the Abilene Regional Medical Center and
the more than 50 community pharmacies located in the Abilene area provide students
with numerous sites for pharmacy practice training. The addition of TTUHSC-SOP to
the Abilene landscape also adds to the impact our school is making in addressing the
shortage of pharmacists that exists in many areas of Texas.
The SOP's Department of Pharmacy Practice in Abilene consists of practitioners who
are directly involved with patient care in the areas of adult medicine, community
care, geriatrics and primary care. The continuing efforts of the dedicated faculty,
staff and students at the SOP's Abilene campus will only enhance TTUHSC's national
reputation in addressing the complex and multifaceted health issues associated with
clinical pharmacy and research.
MEET OUR PERSONNEL
Regional Dean Cynthia Raehl, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP
Dr. Raehl was the founding Chair for the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy
Practice in 1996 at the nation’s first new publicly funded School of Pharmacy in more
than 50 years. In July 2013, Dr. Raehl moved to the youngest of the School’s four
campuses in Abilene to serve as Regional Dean.
Dr. Raehl’s current clinical practice is based at the Hendrick Health System CHF Clinic
in Abilene. Research Interests are Geriatrics, geriatric pharmacotherapy, heart failure,
health literacy, clinical pharmacy, clinical pharmacists, outcomes research, health
services research, simulation, and public health.
Click here or on the link above to read more about the Regional Dean and see contact information
for her office.