It is with mixed emotions that I inform you of the upcoming departure of Timothy Ulbrich, Pharm.D., R.Ph., associate dean of student success and director of pharmacy resident education. His last day on campus will be Aug. 30. Dr. Ulbrich has accepted a position with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, where he will serve as professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Master of Science in Health-Systems Graduate Program.
Dr. Ulbrich joined the College in 2009 and in nine years influenced the College of Pharmacy degree program and the pharmacy workforce in Northeast Ohio. He was instrumental in establishing the Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program and the Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY-1) and Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY-2) Pharmacy Residency Programs. Dr. Ulbrich was the lead investigator and recipient of the 2016 NACDS Foundation Scholarships for Excellence in Education that funded the pilot project for telehealth services through Pharmacy Innovations, LLC, where he held the title of vice president. He has been a mentor and advisor to students who have awarded him the honor of commencement hooder and the Most Influential Professor by the graduating classes of 2013-2016. There are many other achievements that he has accomplished during his tenure. His contributions will be missed.
A transition plan is being formulated and will be communicated in the near future. Please join me in wishing Dr. Ulbrich well in his new endeavors.
Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy