Richardson Accepts New Role

Please see below for a letter issued by Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D. 

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you of the departure of Jason Richardson, Ph.D., M.S., DABT, ATS, effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Richardson has accepted a wonderful opportunity with the Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work. In his new role, Dr. Richardson will serve as professor of environmental health sciences and associate dean for research, where he will work to build the university-designated Emerging Preeminent Program in Brain, Behavior and the Environment. Terrilyn Richardson, Ph.D., will also join FIU as a clinical associate professor of environmental health sciences.

In three short years, Dr. Jason Richardson’s vision, dedication and leadership have benefited the University and the College of Pharmacy by gaining approval for and growing the Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging Research Focus Area; launching our first symposium to advance Parkinson’s disease research; strengthening our research platform―the College ranked first in Ohio for NIH-funded research dollars per Principal Investigator (PI) and sixth nationally in 2017; and contributing to our strategic planning and Curriculum 2.0 efforts.

A transition plan is in process and details will be communicated during the coming weeks. In the meantime, operations will continue as normal.

Please join me in thanking both Drs. Richardson for their tremendous service to the College, the University and the NEOMED community. We wish them well in their future endeavors.

Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy

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