Department of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Mississippi

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

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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

Our Team

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

Marie Barnard, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor & DPPD Development Associate
Joshua Fleming, Pharm.D.. BCACP – Assistant Professor & DPPD Development Associate
Laurie Fleming, Pharm.D., BCACP – Associate Professor & DPPD Development Associate
Scott S. Malinowski, Pharm.D. – Assistant Professor & DPPD Development Associate
Patricia M. O’Sullivan, M.A. – Instructor & DPPD Development Associate