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2011-2012 University Catalog 
    
2011-2012 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


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Mission

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are among the world‘s leading industries working specifically to benefit mankind. Through their results in exploring, defining, and managing many of the health-related needs of the world‘s populations, companies and organizations in the healthcare industry directly impact both length and quality of life, not only for people in need of care but for all healthcare providers, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and others.

Our mission is to develop graduates with the knowledge and skills to be ethical, responsible, and successful leaders in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, as well as for the government and nonprofit sectors. We do this through our focus on developing knowledge and skills to understand and meet the needs within the healthcare environment. Our focus in the pharmaceutical and healthcare business programs is on developing critical thinking, problem solving, and highly effective communication skills in our graduates. They will be familiar with the science and technologies that make the healthcare system effective and will understand the healthcare system itself, including how it is structured, what impacts it, and how to work within it to increase the benefits of new systems, services, products, and technologies.

Our graduates demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking to identify and creatively address problems their customers need help with.
  • Proficiency in understanding the science behind the development and use of pharmaceuticals and technologies.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with the wide variety of people they will meet as part of their job responsibilities.
  • The ability to continue learning throughout their careers in this ever-changing healthcare environment.
  • The ability to lead teams to achieve positive, results-oriented change.
  • Strong commitment to ethical and moral decision making in this highly regulated and important industry.
  • The ability to work effectively and well in interdisciplinary and culturally diverse teams.

Faculty

Patricia R. Audet
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Chair: Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.7439
E-mail: p.audet@usp.edu

William L. Ashton
BS (California Institute of Pennsylvania); MS (University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development and Associate Provost
Founding Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
Phone: 215.596.7557
E-mail: w.ashton@usp.edu

Michelle L. Bragg
BBA (Prairie View A&M University of Texas); MS (University of North Texas); PhD (George Mason University)
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.7638
E-mail: m.bragg@usp.edu

Brian P. Colfer
BS (Monmouth University); MBA (University of the Sciences)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.7631
E-mail: b.colfer@usp.edu

William G. Cunningham, Jr.
BA (Gettysburg); MA (American University); MLit (University of Auckland, New Zealand); PhD (George Mason University)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Dean, Students, University of the Sciences
Phone: 215.596.8950
E-mail: w.cunnin@usp.edu

John A. Gans
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Professor of Pharmacy
Associate Dean, Professional Relations, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.7471
E-mail: j.gans@usp.edu

Alice D. Levy
BA (Johns Hopkins University); MBA (University of Pennsylvania)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 267.295.3184
E-mail: a.levy@usp.edu

Richard T. Minoff
BA (University of Connecticut); MBA (University of Maryland)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Director, Undergraduate Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program
Phone: 215.895.1182
E-mail: r.minoff@usciences.edu

Robert Mueller, Jr.
BA (Kenyon); MDiv (Princeton Theological Seminary); EdM, EdD (Harvard)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Director, MBA Program
Phone: 215.596.8879
E-mail: r.mueller@usp.edu

Robert J. Votta
BS (Nebraska Wesleyan University); MBA (St. Joseph’s University)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.8583
E-mail: r.votta@usp.edu

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Richard Bartels
BS (SUNY); MBA (Russell Sage College)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Joan Cavanagh
BA (McGill); MBA (Farleigh Dickinson)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco
BS (Illinois Institute of Technology); ME (Penn State); MS (Johns Hopkins)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Joseph P. Fuhr, Jr.
BA (LaSalle); MA, PhD (Temple)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

John A. Gilly
BS (Indiana University of Pennsylvania); MS (University of Scranton); PhD (Lehigh)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Harold E. Glass
BA (Cal State Fullerton); MS (London School of Economics); PhD (University of North Carolina)
Research Professor of Health Policy
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Michael Latta
BS (Illinois State); MS, PhD (Iowa State)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Larry Levin
BS (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

F. Greg Lucado, Jr.
BS (Virginia Military Institute); MS (University of Missouri); MBA (Temple)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Thomas Lytle
BBA (Western Michigan); MBA (LaSalle)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Kevin W. Mayo
BS (University of Louisiana); MS (University of Memphis); PhD (University of Louisiana)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Jeanette McVeigh
BA (Temple); MS (Drexel); MS (Towson)
Associate Professor of Information Science
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Writing
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Laurence G. Poli
BS (St. Joseph’s); MBA (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania); PhD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

William J. Reilly
BS Pharmacy (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science); MBA (Farleigh Dickinson University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Nick Spring
BA (University of Leeds, UK); Post Graduate Diploma (Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK)
Adjunct Assitant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Richard Truex
BS (West Liberty State College); MBA (University of Illinois); PhD (West Virginia)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

W. Michael Wolfe
BS (Elizabethtown College); CPA/ABV, CVA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Stephanie A. Zarus
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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