Courses are taught by renowned faculty from UC San Diego’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences, UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, and leaders in industry.
Brookie Best, PharmD, MAS
Dean for Pharmacy Education, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences+
Hubert Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer at ADARx Pharmaceuticals+
Raphael Cuomo, PhD, MPH, CPH, FRSPH
Dilesh Doshi, PharmD
VP Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.+
Williams Ettouati, PharmD
Kenneth Kern, MD
Senior Medical Director, Pfizer Inc.+
Joseph Ma, PharmD
Partner and Chair of Technology Industry Group, Snell & Wilmer+
Jeremiah D. Momper, PharmD, PhD
Nikki Nogal, PhD
Global Director, Technical & CMC at Lonza+
Anne Petrie, MBA
Principal, Petrie Enterprises+
Chantal (Lackey) Reed, PhD
Director, CMC Project Management, Gossamer Bio+
Niels Vande Casteele, PharmD, PhD
The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) was established in July 2000 and matriculated its first class in fall 2002. It offers students an innovative and flexible curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, taught by health sciences faculty in a program associated with the clinical, research, and academic programs in the School of Medicine. SSPPS manages curriculum, faculty selection and review, admissions, and student evaluation.
San Diego ranks third in the nation as an engine for the development of biotechnology products. Surrounding the UC San Diego campus are numerous research and development companies devoted to biotechnology and pharmaceutical development, including many developed by or with UC San Diego faculty. The Center for Drug Discovery Innovation at SSPPS participates in the management of the master of science degree.
In addition to research and degree work, UC San Diego is home to one of the most diverse continuing education programs in the world: UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies. This organization provides critical support for workforce development to San Diego and other partnering entities. It addresses the lifelong knowledge and skill development needs of individuals, organizations and the community. Every area of study, from biotechnology and the arts, to foreign languages and healthcare, evolves with the community. Courses are refined as the workplace changes and as new ideas and technologies arise.