Kristin Wiisanen, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCCP, a clinical professor with more than two decades of experience leading education, research and clinical programs in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been appointed associate dean for entrepreneurial programs. In this new role, she will assume broad responsibilities in leading the college’s online graduate education, continuing education, entrepreneurial clinical programs, video production and enrollment marketing teams.
The college’s online education and distance learning programs are among the largest and most successful in the world, with nearly 6,000 graduates earning degrees since 1994. Wiisanen will build upon that foundation of excellence to identify new opportunities for collaboration and program growth, including the expansion of online clinical program offerings in specialized areas such as precision medicine.
“I am inspired by the opportunity to lead such a high-quality online education program that has helped thousands of pharmacists and working professionals expand their knowledge and advance their careers,” Wiisanen said. “With the great team of faculty and staff in place, and new certificate and degree programs on the horizon, the UF College of Pharmacy’s entrepreneurial programs are poised to make an even greater impact in the years to come.”
Wiisanen’s involvement in online professional education and her experience leading multiple programs in the UF College of Pharmacy made her an ideal candidate for this position. She joined the college in 2000 and has served as a clinical professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research and director of the Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education since 2017. She has also been instrumental in the growth and success of multiple education programs associated with the UF Health Precision Medicine program. She directs the online graduate program in precision medicine and is the program director for the pharmacogenomics residency and fellowship programs. Outside the college, she serves as editor-in-chief of Pharmacy Today, the official publication of the American Pharmacists Association.