Department of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Mississippi

Division of Pharmacy Professional Development

The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development (DPPD) is located at the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus.

Vision: To be the recognized leader that catalyzes professionals to drive practice advancement in Mississippi and beyond.

Mission: The mission of the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development is to develop professionals to:

  • Identify and meet each patient’s unique medication-related needs
  • Promote wellness and healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Ensure that medications are used appropriately
  • Fully participate as essential members of interprofessional patient care teams
  • Implement sustainable, value-based financial models
  • Serve as effective preceptors

We will accomplish this by:

  • Offering cutting edge educational programs through a variety of innovative delivery mechanisms
  • Successfully integrating professional development across the University of Mississippi campuses (Oxford and Jackson), the State, and beyond
  • Continually enhancing and strengthening the value of our offerings
  • Building on our relationships with preceptors and alumni
  • Establishing partnerships, collaborations, and strategic alliances

Strategic Plan

  • Priority 1: Increase our visibility and awareness of what we do (internally and externally).
  • Priority 2: Fully leverage technology to increase accessibility to and enhance our offerings.
  • Priority 3: Increase our engagement with professional organizations around the State.
  • Priority 4: Ensure long-term financial sustainability

Our Team

Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP – Professor and Director, Pharmacy Professional Development
J. Randy Pittman, Pharm.D. – Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Continuing Education
Meagan A. Brown, Pharm.D., BCACP – Associate Professor and Coordinator, Community Pharmacy Practice
Gary D. Theilman, Pharm.D. – Associate Professor and Coordinator, Instructional Technology

Marie Barnard, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor and DPPD Development Associate
Scott S. Malinowski, Pharm.D. – Assistant Professor and DPPD Development Associate
Patricia M. O’Sullivan, M.A. – Instructor and DPPD Development Associate