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Department of Pharmacy Practice

About the Department

The Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy is dedicated to providing excellence in the scholarship of pharmacy practice in the areas of learning, discovery and clinical practice. The pharmacy practice faculty members embrace collaboration with each other, the pharmaceutical sciences faculty, preceptors and other health care providers.

Dean Reddy Announces New Department Head of Pharmacy Practice

George UdeaniPlease join me in welcoming George Udeani, PharmD, DSc, FCP, FCCP to the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy College as Clinical Professor and Department Head of Pharmacy Practice.  

Dr. Udeani comes to us with more than 25 years of clinical pharmacy experience and expertise.  He was most recently the Director of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at the Corpus Christi Medical Center and as Clinical Pharmacy Manager for HealthTrust.  Dr. Udeani was an active preceptor for the Rangel College of Pharmacy from 2010 to 2019 and was named the Preceptor of the Year for 2019.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the American College of Chest Physicians.  Dr. Udeani earned his PharmD degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Udeani is located on the Kingsville Campus in Room 205, and his phone number is 361-221-0700.  His assistant is Ms. Rachel Garza, who is located in Room 202 at 361-221-0701.  Dr. Udeani is a member of the College’s Executive Committee, and as Department Head, he is responsible for providing positive and motivational leadership for every faculty member, staff member, and student in Pharmacy Practice to promote the success and professional development of every member of the team and to achieve departmental and college strategic goals.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Udeani to the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy.  I look forward to his contributions during this very pivotal and exciting time in the evolution of our program. 

Mission

We develop future pharmacy leaders and advance health through innovation and compassionate care.

Vision

To be leaders and innovators in the advancement of health, patient care, pharmacy education, and research.

Goals

The specific goals of the department dovetail the college's Strategic Plan.

Teaching: Transformational Education

  • Expand and support faculty development in promoting teaching excellence
  • Support and enhance professional, interprofessional, and personal development programs throughout the curriculum
  • Collaborate with important stakeholders to advance continuous professional development and training programs which support lifelong learning

Research: Impactful Discovery & Innovation

  • Foster a supportive infrastructure to create a productive research-intensive environment
  • Grow our research portfolio and expand the impact
  • Elevate the visibility of advances and innovations in teaching, scholarship, and clinical practice

Service: Expansive Impact

  • Develop a clinical enterprise with sustainable revenue generation and reimbursement models
  • Identify and develop opportunities to collaborate with the community to improve lives
  • Demonstrate our leadership role by expanding our presence and impact in professional organizations and in developing health policy

Well-being: University as Community

  • Cultivate a supportive and sustainable work and learning culture by embracing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment
  • Create and implement a plan for prioritization of physical, emotional, and social well-being that promotes healthy work-life integration, family-friendly practices, and self-care

Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • Define workload units and expectations to ensure a sustainable and equitable workload
  • Optimize resource utilization and operational efficiencies
  • Recruit, invest in, develop, and retain our faculty

Pharmacy Practice Faculty

Kingsville campus

Dr. George Udeani
Department Head of Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Udeani's bio

Dr. Asim Abu-Baker
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Associate Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs
Dr. Abu-Baker's bio

Dr. Fatima Alshbool
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Alshbool's bio

Mark Bremick
Instructional Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Mark Bremick's bio

Dr. Joan Everett-Houser
Instructional Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Everett-Houser's bio

Carolynn Mathews
Director of Experiential Education
Carolynn Mathews' bio

College Station campus

Dr. Joy Alonzo
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Alonzo's bio

Dr. Frank North
Instructional Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. North's bio

Dr. Theresa Ofili
Instructional Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Ofili's bio

Dr. Nephy Samuel
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Samuel's bio

Dr. Jaye S. Weston
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Weston's bio

Corpus Christi Region

Dr. Juan F. Castro
Interim Vice Chair & Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Castro's bio

Dr. Michael Horseman
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Horseman's bio

Dr. Anne-Cécile Mingle
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Mingle's bio


Rio Grande Valley Region

Dr. Daniela Bazan
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Bazan's bio

Dr. Stephen "Eric" Grayson
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Grayson's bio

Dr. Andrea Mora
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Vice Chair, Houston
Dr. Mora's bio

Dr. Rene A. Verduzco
Residency Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Verduzco's bio

Temple Region

Dr. Sandy Diec
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Diec's bio

Dr. Charlotte Farris
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Farris's bio

Dr. Delaney Ivy
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Ivy's bio

Round Rock Region

Dr. Heather Hay
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Miller's bio

Dr. Robert W. Hutchison
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Hutchison's bio

Dr. Ladan Panahi
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Panahi's bio

Houston Region

Dr. Adam Brown
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Brown's bio

Dr. Merlyn Joseph
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Joseph's bio

Dr. Pooja Patel
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Patel's bio

Dr. Victoria Pho
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Pho's bio

Pharmacy Practice Staff

Rachel Garza
Executive Assistant I
Phone: 361.221.0701
Fax: 361.221.0798
rachel.garza@tamu.edu

Maria Benavides
Pharmacy Practice Assistant
Phone: 361.221.0703
Fax: 361.221.0798
cordiebenavides@tamu.edu