Saving Lives by Solving Toxicology
Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy
MaryAnn Howland, Pharm. D., Clinical Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is an internationally known
expert in the field of Toxicology. As such, she applies this
expertise in teaching fifth-year Pharm.D.
students in her clinical pharmacy classes, giving them the benefit
of gaining hands-on experience before graduation.
Professor Howland’s accolades include serving
as coeditor and author of a leading textbook on toxicology
emergencies as well as being an adjunct professor in emergency
medicine at New York University School of Medicine.
These accomplishments and associations enable
her to hold her clinical pharmacy practice classes in the New York
City Poison Control Center — one of the largest toxicology centers
in the U.S. — and in Bellevue Hospital’s emergency room — one of
the nation’s busiest ER rooms.
Her knowledge and achievements enable students
to get a rare first-hand understanding of the vital importance of
toxicology and learn invaluable skills. They handle daily inquiries
from the general public and healthcare providers and participate in
patient rounds as well as collaborate with medical teams in
“This experience teaches students that they
can make a difference,” said Professor Howland. “After they
complete the rotation, many students tell me they now understand
the crucial role pharmacists play in healthcare.”