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College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy Welcomes New Faculty

August 30, 2010

BALTIMORE--College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy has hired six new faculty members, as it prepares for its second class of incoming students:

• Morgan Culver, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences. Dr. Culver comes to Notre Dame from Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where she completed two residencies, one in pharmacy practice and the other in hematology/oncology residency. During the same period, she was also a clinical instructor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Culver completed her undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University.

• Nathan Culver, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences. Dr. Culver joins Notre Dame from the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, where he completed two residencies, one in ambulatory care and the other in internal medicine. In addition, Dr. Culver has been an instructor with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and an online mentor to first-year pharmacy students at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Culver received his bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University.

• Imbi L. Ichile, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences. Dr. Ichile is an experienced HIV/AIDs researcher. She completed post-doctoral training through a Rutgers University pharmaceutical industry fellowship with Bristol Meyers Squibb, where she trained with a BMS Foundation program on HIV/AIDS in Lesotho and South Africa. Prior to her fellowship with Bristol Meyers Squibb, she completed a managed care residency at Ramsell Corporation. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Howard University School of Pharmacy.

• Sharon K. Park, Pharm.D., BCPS, joins Notre Dame as Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences. Most recently, Dr. Park served as assistant editor for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and drug information residency at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

• Simone Chebabo Weiner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Weiner joins Notre Dame from the Community College of Baltimore County, where she was assistant professor of biology. In addition, she held a post-doctoral and research fellow position at University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate, master’s and doctoral studies in physiology and pharmacology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. 

• Stacey N. Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Williams comes to Notre Dame from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she served as a consumer safety officer specializing in food additive safety. She earned her bachelor’s in chemistry at University of Maryland Baltimore County and her doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

The College of Notre Dame School of Pharmacy, the first on the campus of a women’s college in the country, welcomed its first class in fall 2009. Nearly 500 applications were received for the 70 seats, with students coming from 15 states. The number of applications for the fall 2010 class nearly doubled, with 966 received for the 70 seats in the second class.

The School of Pharmacy is a four-year, first professional degree program (doctor of pharmacy) consisting of 148 credit hours of study. The program’s fourth year is dedicated to a prescribed set of courses delivered in actual practice settings. There are five focus areas used as the basis for the School’s curriculum: leadership development; women’s health across the lifespan; public health; the care of diverse populations; and professionalism.

ABOUT COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND
College of Notre Dame of Maryland is recognized for its commitment to a liberal arts education, including strong teacher preparation and nursing degree programs and small class sizes. The Women’s College, the first Catholic college for women in the United States to award the four-year baccalaureate degree, offers 26 majors. Notre Dame was named to the “Great Schools, Great Prices” listing in America’s Best Colleges 2011. In fall 2009 the College welcomed its inaugural class to the School of Pharmacy. Weekend and Accelerated colleges offer part-time programs for working women and men. Graduate Studies in education, nursing, management, communication and liberal studies provide students with a focused contemporary curriculum. Visit ndm.edu for more information.

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