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Texas Tech School of Pharmacy: Our Mission

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 growing and changing professional roles. TTUHSC graduates are sought after by employers who often cite excellent preparedness in the clinical skills of our graduates.

Texas Tech School of Pharmacy: Our Philosophy

The philosophy behind the school’s curricular structure and its delivery is framed by the end result the curriculum intends to produce: adaptable, lifelong learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and development of a competitive advantage as we step into the ever-changing roles of the pharmacist in contemporary practice. Elements of the curriculum are designed with the welfare and safety of the public in mind—the public that our graduates will serve with integrity. For this reason, the faculty have adopted Programmatic Educational Outcomes derived from the 2013 CAPE Outcomes. We have designed a rigorous academic program that begins with a strong foundation in basic science, employs a variety of instructional methods, and incorporates required experiences with special populations including Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and rural practice. Providing more experiential learning hours than most other schools of pharmacy in Texas—or even in the nation—our program is dedicated to helping our graduates provide the future with superior health care.

Celebrate Teaching Excellence

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

Selected publications resulting from student / instructor collaborations Scholarship of Teaching

Program Information

SOP Course Catalogs

Pharm.D - MBA Dual Degree Program Catalogs

Curricular Abilities

Scheduling and Course Documents

Experiential Courses Syllabi/CORE

 

2019-2020

IPE and Co-Curricular Degree Requirements

Academic/Events Calendar

Fall 2019

P1-P4 Flex Friday and Assessment Schedule

Class Schedule

Course Syllabi / Lecture Objectives

Spring 2020

P1-P4 Flex Friday and Assessment Schedule

Class Schedule

Course Syllabi / Lecture Objectives

Updated Spring 2020 Syllabi with COVID-19 Contingency Plans

COVID-19 Flex Friday and Assessment Schedule

 

2020-2021

Academic/Events Calendar

Fall 2020

P1-P4 Flex Friday and Assessment Schedule

Class Schedule

Course Syllabi / Lecture Objectives

Spring 2021

Class Schedule

Course Syllabi / Lecture Objectives

 

Resources and Links

Common Instructions for Major Assessment Administration

Course Etiquette and Exam Policies

Current Students (to access the student handbook, required book lists, Bootcamp, scholarship and tuition info, operating procedures and forms)

Curricular Affairs Committee (CAC)

Faculty and Staff Resources

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations

Immunization Policy

SOP Operating Policies & Procedures

Billing Information

TB Questionnaire

Virtual EMS

 

Administrators and Staff

Dr. SleeperRebecca Sleeper PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS
Senior Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs, Assessment and Accreditation
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Geriatrics

Bio:
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 and is currently a Professor in 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 / rebecca.sleeper@ttuhsc.edu

 

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

Selected by vote of students in each class year

  Class Teacher of the Year Teaching Team of the Year Experiential
Preceptors
of the Year
Awardees
2019-2020 Awardees P4 Class N/A N/A Amarillo Thomas Parker, Pharm.D.
Amber Elliot, Pharm.D.
P3 Class Dr. Sal Tejani PHAR 3405 Integrated Therapeutics and Practice 5:
Neurosensory and Psychiatry
Abilene Chris Tawwater, Pharm.D.
Greg Young, Pharm.D.
P2 Class Prof. Debra Notturno-Strong PHAR 2460 Basic and Applied Pharmacokinetics Dallas Chelsea Krueger, Pharm.D.
Julie Edwards, Pharm.D.
P1 Class Dr. Anna Karamyan PHAR 1461 Pharmacy Formulations and Compounding Lubbock Janie Robles, Pharm.D.
Larry Pineda, Pharm.D.
Past Recipients 2018-2019 Dr. Chris Selby
Dr. Jill Frost
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
PHAR 3405 Integrated Therapeutics and Practice 5:
Neurosensory and Psychiatry
PHAR 3158 Reproductive Pharmacotherapy
PHAR 1461 Pharmacy Formulations and Compounding
2018-2019 Taryn Bainum, Pharm.D.
Trista Bailey, Pharm.D.
Adebola Adesoye, Pharm.D.
Brian Irons, Pharm.D.
Catbu Luong, Pharm.D.
Munawar Shah, Pharm.D.
Micah Pratt, Pharm.D.
Steve Willis, Pharm.D.
2017-2018 Dr. Steven Pass
Dr. Eric MacLaughlin
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
PHAR 3461: Pharmacotherapy:
Neurosensory and Psychiatry
PHAR 2451 Pharmacotherapy:
Infectous Diseases
PHAR 1415 Anatomy & Physiology I
2017-2018 Kenna Payne, Pharm.D.
Rebecca Sleeper, Pharm.D.
Molly Minze, Pharm.D.
Deeatra Craddock, Pharm.D.
Joshua Moore, Pharm.D.
Joseph Ottis, Pharm.D.
Lauren Kirk, Pharm.D.
Matt Pennington, Pharm.D.
2016-2017 Dr. Hal Miller
Dr. Anna Karamyan
Dr. Luca Cuculllo
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
PHAR 4214 Advanced Ambulatory Care
PHAR 2415 Pharmacotherapy:
Infectious Diseases
PHAR 1415 Anatomy & Physiology I
2016-2017 Shawna King, Pharm.D.
David Simmons, R.Ph.
Jennifer Grelle, Pharm.D.
Levi Campbell, Pharm.D.
Randy Ball, R.Ph., MBA
Justin Hesse, Pharm.D.
2015-2016 Dr. Hal Miller
Dr. Charles Seifert
Dr. Luca Cucullo
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
PHAR 3461 Pharmacotherapy:
Neurosensory &Psychiatry
PHAR 2451 Pharmacotherapy:
Infectious Diseases
PHAR 1415 Anatomy & Physiology I
2015-2016 Jamie McCarrell, Pharm.D.
Luke Barnett, Pharm.D.
Jose Vega, Pharm.D.
Amy Perry, R.Ph.
Gary Jean, Pharm.D.
Collin Verheyden, Pharm.D.
Craig Cox, Pharm.D.
Nikki Ogle, Pharm.D.
2014-2015 Dr. Kenna Payne
Dr. Charles Seifert
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
PHAR 4264 Pharmacotherapy:
Oncology
PHAR 2451 Pharmacotherapy:
Infectious Diseases
PHAR 1321 Drug Delivery Systems I
2014-2015 Sherry Luedtke, Pharm.D.
Chris Tawwater, Pharm.D.
Wesley Hood, Pharm.D.
Kalin Clifford, Pharm.D.
Julie Edwards, R.Ph.
Leslie Monye, Pharm. D.
Patricia Luera, Pharm.D.
2013-2014 Dr. Harold Miller
Dr. Minghai Wang
Dr. Luca Cucullo
Dr. Anna Karamyan
*Special Award Presented:
Recognition of Teaching Excellence*
Dr. Reza Mehvar
PHAR 4264 Pharmacotherapy:
Oncology
PHAR 2451 Pharmacotherapy:
Infectious Diseases
PHAR 1321 Drug Delivery Systems I
2013-2014 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.
2012-2013 Dr. Steven Pass
Dr. Eric MacLaughlin
Dr. Harold Miller
PHAR 4214 Ambulatory Care
PHAR 2352 Pharmacotherapy:
Cardiovascular
PHAR 2515 Principles of Drug Action
2012-2013 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
2011-2012 Dr. Harold Miller
Dr. Monica Mathys
Dr. Eric MacLaughlin
Dr. Nikita Mirajkar
PHAR 3461 Pharmacotherapy:
Neurosensory &Psychiatry
PHAR 2352 Pharmacotherapy:
Cardiovascular
PHAR 1415 Anatomy & Physiology I
2011-2012 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: Yancy L, Carter KL, Rush S, Newcomb P, Cloud K. Retrospective review evaluating dosing strategies of three-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (3F-PCC) in the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors. 2016 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2016.

Informal Collaboration

Poster: Nazemi Y, Dodhiya D, Pass S. Career pathways following the PGY1/ PGY2 TTUHSC residency programs. 2016 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2016.

Informal Collaboration

Poster: Kutter S, Grelle J, Tawwater C, Geurds M. Impact of insulin detemir administration time on glycemic excursion rates. 2016 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2016.

Informal Collaboration

Poster: Dodhiya D, Nazemi Y, Pass S. To quantify the teaching component and activities of residents in an academic-affiliated residency program. 2016 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2016.

Informal Collaboration

Poster: Lee P, Jaramillo-Stametz JE. Manufacturers, average wholesale prices (AWPs), and characteristics of controlled substances collected at a series of medication take-back events. 2016 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2016.

Informal Collaboration

Poster: Hadley R, Perdomo L, Baby N, Kildow C, Stapleton M, Edwards K. 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: 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: 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