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PharmD Program Moves Downtown


The new home of The USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy (TCOP) continues to progress and the PharmD program prepares to move into the state-of-the-art USF Health Downtown Facility. The 30,000-square-foot home will expand USF Health’s interprofessional educational initiatives, technology, and creative learning development.

Taneja College of Pharmacy Highlights

  • A decade ago, the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy (TCOP) admitted its charter class of PharmD students. With its innovative curriculum, research and educational advances, dynamic leadership, and commitment to excellence and growth, the college climbed the U.S. News & World Report rankings to become #68 Best Pharmacy School in 2020. “It doesn’t feel like ten years,” Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, senior associate vice president of USF Health and founding dean of the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy, said. “When you see all of the hard work that has gone into building something from scratch and the enormous amount that we’ve accomplished in a 10 year period, it just means so much and is so rewarding.”

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  • Tampa, FL (Aug. 16, 2019) — The University of South Florida announced today it has received a $10 million gift from Taneja Family Foundation to name the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy. The donation, made through the USF Foundation, is the largest philanthropic gift to a pharmacy school in the state of Florida.

    As result of the gift, the Taneja College of Pharmacy will move into the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute facility under construction in downtown Tampa.  The building is scheduled to open in late 2019, with pharmacy students tentatively expected to start classes there in fall of 2021.

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  • The USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy is expanding its pharmacogenomics efforts by launching a new collaboration with Tampa General Hospital and its pharmacy team that will allow clinicians to tailor medications based on a patient’s genetic makeup. Plans include developing clinical decision support tools in the electronic health record (EHR)to support clinicians in interpreting results and guide treatment options in the presence of pharmacogenetic data.

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  • A new resource within the Taneja College of Pharmacy – Industry Advisory Council(TCOP-IAC) will provide students networking and interprofessional opportunities with professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, experience that could help shape the careers of these future pharmacists.

    This new grass-roots type effort, called the Pharmacy Industry Network, or PIN, allows students to spend time with industry experts to gain valuable insight into that lane of the pharmacy profession.

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  • Two students in the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy (TCOP) launched a company that may have the newest innovation in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, and their work opened the way for acceptance to USF Connect, the university’s premier technology and design incubator.  

    TCOP pharmaceutical doctoral students Siegrid Pregartner and Laura Borgerding founded Janus AI (Artificial Intelligence), which designed a tool that aims to aid in the early detection of Alzheimer’s using AI technology.

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