Bob Blouin, Dean of Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receives honorary degree from Monash University

May 2017

In a graduation ceremony earlier today, Monash University has conferred an honorary doctorate upon Professor Robert A. “Bob” Blouin, Dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

Dean Blouin is also Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor and serves as the Director of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation, which pursues high-risk, high-reward ideas that advance innovation in education, research, and healthcare.

The School of Pharmacy at UNC at Chapel Hill is the Monash Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ partner in PharmAlliance, a groundbreaking collaboration in research and education between three of the world’s top schools of pharmacy. The third partner is University College London.Professor Robert A. Blouin

During Dean Blouin’s fourteen-year tenure at UNC, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has experienced unprecedented growth in its research, education, and global engagement programs.

The School is recognized as one of the premier pharmacy programs in the world as evidenced by its rankings with U.S. News & World Reports, QS World University Rankings in Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and AACP Grants and Contracts.  

Under Dean Blouin’s leadership, the School has been involved in the development of several new research centres, including the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy, the Center for Innovation in Pharmacy Simulation and the Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery.  

Professor Bill Charman, Dean of Monash Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, lauded Dean Blouin’s contributions to education and research in the field.

“Dean Blouin has played a leading role in shaping the modern idea of what it means to be a world-leading school of pharmacy. His international outlook and relentless pursuit of excellence have benefited his institution, our profession, our field of education and research, and patients around the world,” said Professor Charman.

“We sincerely congratulate him upon his achievement and are extremely proud to call him a friend of Monash” he said

Dean Blouin will also be delivering the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ annual public lecture, the Professor Barry L Reed Distinguished Lecture, on next Monday 29 May at the Parkville Campus at 5pm.

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