Help Us Educate Pharmacists for the Next Century
Our overall goal
We are excited to announce the launch of our campaign, "1893-2018: Help us educate pharmacists for the next century." We have an overall goal to raise $10 million.
Our sesquicentennial campaign initiatives to modernize the college's space and equipment include:
- Update lecture halls to allow for a better learning environment. Today's modern classroom is modular, to allow students and professors the option to learn through strategies such as problem-solving, discussion or rich discourse.
- Install a wing of breakout rooms. Because of the need to learn in modular groupings, our pharmacy students need additional breakout space.
- Meet newer standards in nuclear pharmacy. In order to maintain our commitment to provide the highest quality nuclear pharmacy programs in service, teaching, and research, we need to make immediate renovations to our nuclear pharmacy areas.
- Modernize office space for residents. Our residents currently share office space in another building. Since we have several accredited residency programs, the need has increased to provide adequate space for our residents.
- Modernize wet lab research space. The need to keep current in research remains a critical area of concern.
The Impact of the Chickasaw Nation Gift to OU Pharmacy
The Chickasaw Nation recently gave a gift to the college to renovate the pharmacy skills development practice lab. This lab develops advanced patient assessment and counseling skills. These skills are designed to support the efforts of primary care physicians through medication management and patient counseling suffering from diabetes as well as other chronic problems including hypertension, obesity, nicotine addiction, heart failure, asthma and other conditions requiring long term medicine use. We are grateful to the Chickasaw Nation for their tremendous support!
It's an Ambitious Goal!
Our campaign of $10 million is definitely ambitious. However, the history of OU College of Pharmacy rests on pioneers who saw the need to educate pharmacists to meet the need of its state and region. We continue to provide quality education and service, and we make a difference in the health and welfare of residents in Oklahoma and beyond. Just as we relied on settlers in the early 1900s to forge a path for pharmaceutical education and research, we are dependent on today's pioneers to pave the road necessary for future pharmacists.
We invite you to join us in making our 125th celebration as memorable as the year we started in 1893.