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Ronald E. Ragan

Ronald Ragan

Dean, Professor
785-864-3591

Education:

  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (1998)
  • M.S., Pharmacology, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (1997)
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (1984)

Associate Deans

Gene Hotchkiss

Gene Hotchkiss

Senior Associate Dean
785-864-3591

Education:

  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (1969)

James Backes

James Backes

Professor, Associate Dean for Clinical and Medical Center Affairs, Assistant Director Atherosclerosis and LDL-Apheresis Center
913-588-5324

Education:

  • Pharm.D., Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Pre-Pharmacy, Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE

Robert Emerson

Robert L. Emerson

Associate Dean for Wichita Campus, Clinical Associate Professor
316-293-1835

Education:

  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
  • B.S. Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Janelle Ruisinger

Janelle Ruisinger

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Clinical Professor, Director - PGY1 Community-Based Residency
785-864-6369

Education:

  • PGY1 Residency (emphasis on Community Care), The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH
  • Pharm.D., The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

John Stobaugh

John Stobaugh

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, Professor
785-864-3996

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982)
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1977)
  • B.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1974)

Assistant Deans

Joe Heidrick

Joe Heidrick

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education
785-864-5563

Education:

  • Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Cheryl Holcomb

Cheryl Holcomb

Assistant Dean for Finance and Human Resources, Director
785-864-2293

Education:

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Kansas (1982)


Coronavirus Update
You Can Still Reach Us
Academic Support Services

Academic support services typically accessed via the Dean’s office are still available by appointment via phone/Skype/Zoom. Please contact KU School of Pharmacy Student Services at rxstudentservices@ku.edu.

Prospective Students
(future freshmen or transfers)

While KU has suspended campus visits, phone appointments are still available for pre-pharmacy guidance. Please contact Chris Claussen, KU School of Pharmacy admissions representative, at claussen@ku.edu.

Pre-Pharmacy Students

Pre-pharmacy students seeking guidance may still schedule phone appointments. Please contact Chris Claussen, KU School of Pharmacy admissions representative, at claussen@ku.edu.

Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU