Dean Leid

I am very excited and pleased to welcome you to the OSU College of Pharmacy!

The OSU College of Pharmacy has over 120 years of history and our graduates rank among the top in the country in scientific knowledge, clinical expertise, the ability to think creatively and solve complex problems, and to adapt to diverse environments. Our program awards the PharmD degree, which is jointly conferred by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Our joint program is challenging but it will prepare you to work in all sectors of the profession of pharmacy.

Our faculty are recognized worldwide for their leadership in pharmacy education, research, and outreach, as well as their pursuit of academic and intellectual leadership and integrity. I urge you to engage with our faculty and staff to learn more about our research or practice interests. This will give you a better sense of the caring attitude of the faculty, the exciting work they are doing, and the far-reaching scope of the College of Pharmacy beyond the classroom.

We are eager to invest in your success. We are here to support your professional journey in every phase of your career, from your first day with us and throughout your status as an alumnus of the College. Our network of OSU College of Pharmacy alumni is strong, influential, and diverse. Our alumni will actively welcome you, support you, hire you, and guide you at all stages of your career.

OSU and the great State of Oregon offer exceptional opportunities to participate in activities outside the classroom and in Nature. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities because doing so will clear your head and enhance your ability to engage inside the classroom and in your studies.

Again, welcome to the OSU College of Pharmacy—I invite you to join us on the road toward your career in the profession of Pharmacy, which will be rewarding, challenging, and enjoyable.

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Grace M. Kuo, PharmD, MPH, PhD, FCCP, FNAP