St. John’s University has officially changed the name of its
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions to College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences, stressing the College’s dual focus on
research and career preparation.
The name change is more than symbolic, said
Robert A. Mangione, Ed.D., R.Ph., Interim Provost of St. John’s
and former Dean of the College. “This is a significant moment in
the history of the College,” he said. “For generations, it’s been
known as a leader not only in preparing pharmacists and other
health professionals, but also in generating scientific research
that has a positive impact on industry and the sciences. The new
name reflects that reality and is also fitting as we plan new
programs of study in the future.”
“The change highlights an important and long-standing part of this
College’s identity,” said S.
William Zito ’66P, Ph.D., Acting Dean and Professor of
Pharmaceutical Sciences. “Our faculty members and students
conduct a great deal of intensive laboratory research that
contributes significantly to scientific knowledge, the development
of pharmacological tools and the discovery of new, improved
The University announced the new name in May, updating its Web site
and other documents in time for the Fall 2012 semester. “Our
faculty, staff and students are all delighted,” Dr. Zito said, “by
this recognition of the broad, research-based activities that
always have been part of the College’s educational mission and
Established at St. John’s in 1929, the College of Pharmacy and
Health Sciences has earned a national and international reputation
for preparing students for careers as pharmacists, allied health
professionals and research scientists. Its graduates have succeeded
in academe, government and industry.
The College offers a six-year Doctor of
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and four-year B.S. degree programs
Laboratory Sciences, Physician
Science and Toxicology,
as well as certificates for Emergency
Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
Students can earn an M.S. degree in Biological and PharmaceuticalBiotechnology, Pharmacy
Administration or Toxicology.
The College also offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical
Sciences, with concentrations in
Industrial Pharmacy, Medicinal
Chemistry and Pharmacology.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education, the National Accrediting Agency for
Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the Accreditation Review Commission on
Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., and the Joint Review Committee on Education
in Radiologic Technology.