Pharmacy News

What’s Changing?

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Find out about campus construction and more

Construction will begin in May 2022 with an August 2022 opening.

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USJ is excited to have the Doctor of Pharmacy join us on the West Hartford campus this fall!

The move will allow for enhanced collaboration among schools and departments, increased use of available facilities, optimal use of our resources and a greater engagement between the Pharmacy program and the rest of the University community.

Current Progress

Above: The former IT office in lower McDonough has already begun to be transformed into a large classroom that can be divided.
Above: The former IT office space will be able to be divided into two classroom holding 30 students each.

Inside Look

USJ is investing approximately $4 million in renovations of spaces on campus to create and update classrooms, a teaching and research lab and faculty office spaces which will benefit faculty and students in many disciplines including Pharmacy, Biology, Nursing and all health care related programs.

Here’s what you can expect this fall: a new teaching lab that includes a mock pharmacy, an IV room, and a research lab all located on the main floor of McDonough Hall. The former IT office in lower McDonough will be transformed into a large classroom that can be divided, while two teaching spaces on the second floor of Bruyette will be remodeled and three breakout rooms will be added. 

These facilities will promote interaction among students and faculty in the various interprofessional health programs offered by USJ such as Nursing, PA studies and Nutrition. It will also provide the opportunity for students and faculty from other disciplines, such as Social Work and Counseling, Applied Behavioral Studies, and Public Health to be exposed to equipment and facilities they may encounter in various healthcare settings and to work collaboratively on delivering best care for patients.   

Dean of Pharmacy Message

The move comes as USJ is expanding its emphasis on Interprofessional Education. Opportunities for our Pharmacy and PA students to interact with Nursing, Nutrition, Health Science, Exercise Science, Counseling, Public Health, and Social Work programs at its West Hartford campus are abound. Such opportunities prepare all of our students for practicing Interprofessional health which is the coordinated care of patients by a collaborative team of health care providers from various disciplines along others with the necessary expertise to contribute to each patient’s optimal treatment plan. 

Ahmed Abdelmageed, PharmD
Dean, School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies