Karen Marlowe named Harrison College of Pharmacy Associate Dean for Academic Programs

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Karen Marlowe, a faculty member and leader of the Harrison College of Pharmacy for more than 20 years, has been named the college’s associate dean for academic programs following a national search. She will take up her new duties on July 1.

Marlowe joined the Harrison College of Pharmacy, or HCOP, faculty in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2000. Since 2007, she has served as Associate Department Head and Assistant Dean of Mobile Campus, leading HCOP’s second campus in Mobile since its inception.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Marlowe’s talent, experience and dedication in this important position,” said Timothy Moore, acting dean of Harrison College of Pharmacy. “She possesses a unique set of skills, has a creative and innovative mindset, is a strong advocate for student success, and has a long history of exemplary leadership for our college and for the profession as a whole. I am very enthusiastic about our academic programs division and the college as a whole. »

As Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Marlowe will oversee a broad portfolio that includes recruitment and admissions, student services, program planning, academic policies and procedures, student organizations, budgeting and personnel management, among other areas. In addition, she will be a member of the college’s management team and will advise the dean in all aspects of the day-to-day management of the college.

“The heart of our program continues to be our faculty, staff, and students, and I am excited to continue to work with the staff and faculty of the Division of Academic Programs to further develop our curriculum, our student success initiatives, faculty mentorship, and showcasing our student organizations for each of our campuses and programs, said Marlowe. “Auburn is known for a high-quality student experience and I want to continue that tradition from recruitment to graduation.”

Marlowe graduated from Auburn in 1993 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. She stayed at Harrison College of Pharmacy and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1995. She completed her pharmacy residency at Egleston Children’s Hospital, now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. After completing his residency, Marlowe began a practice in the Cardiac Intensive Care and Cardiopulmonary Transplant Units at Egleston, as a pharmacotherapy specialist in pediatric, neonatal and cardiac intensive care until 2000.

Originally coming to HCOP as an Assistant Professor, she was promoted to Full Associate Professor in 2006 and was appointed Davis Professor in 2015. She was promoted to Associate Department Head and Assistant Dean of Mobile Campus in 2007. Since 2019, Marlowe has also served as founding director of the Auburn University Center for Opioid Research, Education and Awareness.

Marlowe helped design the HSOP Practice Ready program. She teaches in the HSOP program for all three years and offers two electives focusing on end of life and pain management.

“Pharmacy education and our health care system are changing at a rapid pace. Harrison College of Pharmacy has designed dynamic educational experiences for our graduate and doctoral students in pharmacy to prepare them for this changing environment,” said Marlowe. “Keeping our curricula and programs up-to-date and forward-thinking is crucial. Our challenge as a college is to meet the needs of our students not only upon graduation, but also to equip them with the skills necessary to pursue their careers as health professionals and researchers throughout their lives.

As a practitioner, she has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine since 2000. She is board-certified in pharmacotherapy with the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and is board-certified in pain management by the American Academy. of pain management. She is a certified pain educator and provides inpatient care in internal medicine, and maintains a consultation service and patient advocacy program for patients with chronic pain or terminal illness.

His areas of scholarship and research include pain management, ethics and professionalism related to pain management, patient attitudes and success of pain management strategies, patient acceptance of non-medicinal strategies for pain management in combination with their medications, the current state of medical education related to pain management and pharmacokinetics.

Professionally, she is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Alabama Pharmacy association. She was also an accreditation site visitor for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

During the first few months in her new role, Marlowe will work closely with Dr. Paul Jungnickel, outgoing Associate Dean for Academic Programs, who will retire later this year. Jungnickel, who has worked at the HCOP since 1997, will assume the role of Senior Associate Dean beginning July 1.

“Dr. Paul Jungnickel has had a long and distinguished career as a pharmacist and pharmacy educator,” Moore said. “His positive contributions to Harrison College of Pharmacy, our students, and the pharmacy profession nationally and international education are invaluable, and we will miss him dearly.We are delighted that Dr. Jungnickel will continue to be part of our leadership team and bring his valuable knowledge to the college in his new role.

Plans for an administrative leadership transition on the HCOP mobile campus are currently underway.

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