“COP Office of Graduate Programs(OGP) is getting ready to accept applications for admission in the summer term with the approval of the several Courses by the SUS” according to Dr Shyam Mohapatra, Associate Dean, who has been recently selected to receive the 2015 USF Outstanding Faculty Award (in a ceremony to be held on March 24, 2015). Since November 2013, under Dr. Mohapatra’s leadership, COP office graduate programs (OGP) has created, the ‘first of its kind in Florida’ and 100% on-line, highly innovative, ‘state-of-the-art’ graduate programs, which others will want to emulate. The OGP has designed 19 graduate level courses, (5 approved by the State of Florida, 2 pending State approval and others pending USF Graduate Council approval). Inspired by the COP’s vision of four educational pillars, OGP has already developed including Pharmacy Update & Practice Management, Pharmacy Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Management, Pre-Professional Pharmacy, and others Geriatric Pharmacy, Personalized Pharmaceutical Medicine and Pharmaceutical Informatics are in development. The programs he has led developing include a Master in Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology pending USF approval and a pre-proposal for a Ph.D. that received initial approval by Graduate Council. Also, he collaborated with the College of Engineering to develop an interdisciplinary Master’s in Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.) Degree with a concentration in Pharmacy. Dr. Mohapatra, a recipient of two international awards early in his career, joined the USF Department of Internal Medicine in 1996. Dr. Mohapatra has many other accolades in his academic career including his recent induction to the Florida Academy of Inventors in 2015 for his many inventions in the field of nanoscale biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics in cancers, asthma, viral infections, and traumatic brain injury.
For more information on Pharmacy Graduate Programs, Please contact: COPGradprograms@health.usf.edu or 813-974-4221