Purdue College of Pharmacy Administration

May 19, 2017 - The Purdue College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Val Watts as Associate Dean for Research effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Watts is Associate Head and Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. He previously served as Associate Dean for Research in the College from 2007-2010. The College is grateful for Dr. Eric Barker's leadership as Associate Dean for Research for the past seven years, during which he has led numerous initiatives, and looks forward to his tenure as Dean of the College.

Also effective July 1, Dr. Elizabeth Topp will step down as Head of the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy. She will remain on the faculty fulltime in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy. Dr. Topp has provided excellent leadership for the department during her tenure as head and the College will benefit from her continued contributions as a faculty member. Dr. Tonglei Li, who has been serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, will assume the role of Interim Head of the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy. He is the Allen Chao Chair and Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy. Dr. Danzhou Yang will assume the role of Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. She is the Martha and Fred Borch Chair of Cancer Therapeutics and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology.

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