Listening session set in pharmacy dean search

Published January 14, 2021

The committee leading the search for a new dean for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is holding a listening session to discuss campus interests and priorities for the search.

The virtual session will be held from 3-4 p.m. Jan. 25 via Zoom. Meeting ID: 949 2063 4145; Passcode: 172799

Members of the university community who cannot attend the session but would like to offer input to the committee may do so online. The survey site will remain open for comments and questions throughout the search; all information collected is confidential.

A search website is now live with information on the search process, committee, communications, and application and nomination procedures. Additional information will be posted on the site as it becomes available.

The search is seeking a successor to James M. O’Donnell, who is stepping down as dean at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. He will return to a UB faculty role as professor of pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacology and toxicology.

The search committee, chaired by Joseph J. Zambon, SUNY Distinguished Professor and dean of the School of Dental Medicine, will hold its initial meeting later this month, with a goal of making an appointment in the spring semester.