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Bricker Appointed Mylan School of Pharmacy Dean

Dr. J. Douglas Bricker has been appointed dean of the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the seventh dean of the Mylan School of Pharmacy,” said Bricker.  “I look forward to working with the faculty to advance our pharmacy program to the next level.  I appreciate all of the support that I have received from faculty, students and alumni.”

Bricker, who first joined Duquesne in 1985, most recently served as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy since 2005.  He served as associate dean from 1993-2005, and was chair of and associate professor in the department of pharmacology-toxicology.

Recognized by his students and peers with 10 awards for Teacher of the Year and for teaching excellence, Bricker has been instrumental in developing and implementing courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology and toxicology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  His research interests include the effects of drugs, chemicals and disease states on the regulation of calcium uptake mechanisms, and the role of calcium in mechanisms of toxicity.

“Engaging students is an integral part of their success,” added Bricker.  “And embracing the needs of our pharmacy students and graduate students will be a high priority.”

Prior to working at Duquesne, Bricker taught at Ohio Northern University.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations, is past-president of the Rho Chi Society, the academic honor organization in pharmacy, is a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology and is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxicology from Duquesne University.

Bricker resides in Canonsburg, Pa.

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