UF College of Pharmacy welcomes Dr. Jacques Turgeon as associate dean of the Orlando campus
Jacques Turgeon, B.Pharm., Ph.D., joined the University of Florida College of Pharmacy as a professor of pharmaceutics and associate dean of the Lake Nona campus on Jan. 1, 2018. As the academic and administrative leader in Lake Nona, he will support the college’s Doctor of Pharmacy program, facilitate research and graduate education, provide guidance for the Center for Quality Medication Management and enhance collaboration amongst UF College of Pharmacy faculty and others in Orlando.
Recognized internationally for his excellence in research and pharmacy education, Turgeon has received more than $70 million in research awards, authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and mentored nearly 70 students. His research interests focus on studying factors responsible for the intersubject variability in drug response, and he is renowned for his expertise in the role of pharmacogenetics in cardiovascular drug actions.
Prior to joining UF, Dr. Turgeon has held numerous leadership roles. These include serving as Dean of the School of Pharmacy, and Vice-Rector of Research (equivalent to Vice President of Research at UF) at the University of Montreal, along with Director of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center and then Chief Executive Officer of the University of Montreal Hospital. More recently he served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Tabula Rasa Healthcare and Dean of Tabula Rasa Healthcare University.
Turgeon is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Académie Nationale de Médecine in France. He completed fellowship training in clinical pharmacology at Vanderbilt University and received three degrees, including his Ph.D., from École de Pharmacie, Université Laval in Québec, Canada.