Welcome new faculty hires since July 2016

PURSUE GREATNESS IS A BOLD IDEA WE HAVE ADOPTED AT THE UF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY.

It embodies our college’s approach to advancing science through research, training future pharmacy leaders through education and pioneering clinical innovations to improve patient care. To achieve greatness, we need world-class faculty with the expertise and motivation to shape the future of pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. That’s why we have aggressively recruited some of the nation’s most-respected researchers, clinicians and educators to lead our pursuit.

These are the newest faculty hires in the UF College of Pharmacy since July 2016.

Associate Dean


Jacques Turgeon headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $70 million career research dollars awarded

  • 134 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 365 invited presentations

  • 69 students mentored

  • 6 book chapters

  • 3 patents

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • Tabula Rasa Healthcare

  • Dean, Université de Montréal College of Pharmacy

  • Vice-Rector (Vice President of Research),

    Université de Montréal

  • CEO, Université de Montréal Hospital

Fellowship Training

  • Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University

Alma Mater

  • PhD: École de Pharmacie, Université Laval, Québec

  • MSc: École de Pharmacie, Université Laval, Québec

  • BSc: École de Pharmacie, Université Laval, Québec

Department Chair


Lance McMahon headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $9 million career research dollars awarded

  • 81 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 5 students mentored

  • 9 book chapters

  • 1 patent

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Texas Health San Antonio

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Texas A&M University, College Station

  • MS: Texas A&M University, College Station

  • BA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Endowed Professors


Chengguo Xing headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $5.6 million career research dollars awarded

  • 80 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 33 students mentored

  • 12 patents

  • Jointly funded by the UF Health Cancer Center

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Arizona State University

  • BS: Dalian University of Technology

 

Chenglong Li headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $11.4 million career research dollars awarded

  • 127 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 27 students mentored

  • 1 book chapter

  • 7 patents

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Biophysics with a minor in organic chemistry, Cornell University

  • MSc: Physical Chemistry, Beijing University

  • BSc: Chemistry, Beijing University

 

Professors


Chris McCurdy headshot 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $10 million career research dollars awarded

  • 100 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 120 students mentored (including PharmD and undergraduate)

  • 5 book chapters

  • 4 patents

  • Jointly funded by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Mississippi

Alma Mater

  • PhD: The University of Georgia

  • BSPh: Ohio Northern University

 

Bonnie Avery headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $30 million career research dollars awarded

  • 45 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 183 students mentored (including PharmD)

  • 1 book chapter

  • 3 patents

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Mississippi

Alma Mater

  • PhD: University of North Dakota

  • BS: Minot State University

  • BA: Minot State University

 

Kalen Manasco headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 15 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 60 students mentored (including PharmD and residency)

  • 3 book chapters

  • Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

  • Jointly funded by UF Health Shands Hospital

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Georgia

Residency

  • Pediatric Specialty Residency, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, UF Health Shands Hospital

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Georgia

  • BS: University of Georgia

 

 

Daohong Zhou headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $10 million career research awards

  • 110 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 3 book chapters

  • 10 students mentored

  • 10 patent applications pending review

  • Jointly funded by the UF Health Cancer Center

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Alma Mater

  • MD: Yunyang Medical College

  • MS: Henan Medical University

 

Associate Professors


Teresa Cavanaugh headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $71,000 career research dollars awarded

  • 16 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 18 invited presentations

  • 1 student mentored

  • Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Cincinnati

Residency

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, The University Hospital, Cincinnati

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Cincinnati

  • MS: University of Cincinnati

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • Safecore Pharmacy Leadership Award

  • Two-time Rho Chi Faculty Excellence Award winner

  • Three-time Professional Year Faculty Excellence Award winner

  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Practice Research Award

 

Veronique Michaud headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $22 million career research dollars awarded

  • 30 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 18 students mentored

  • 1 book chapter

  • 7 invited presentations

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Moorestown, New Jersey

Fellowship Training

  • Indiana University, Indianapolis

  • McGill University, Montréal, Quebec

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Université de Montréal, Quebec

  • MSc: Université de Montréal, Québec

  • BSc: Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Laval, Québec

 

Christina DeRemer headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 35 invited presentations

  • 14 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

  • Jointly funded by the UF College of Medicine Department of Community Health and Family Medicine

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • Augusta University Medical Center

Residency

  • Ambulatory Care Specialty, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System

  • Pharmacy Practice, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

 

David DeRemer headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 21 invited presentations

  • 29 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist

  • Jointly funded by the UF Health Cancer Center

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

Fellowship

  • Drug Discovery, University of Kentucky

Residency

  • Oncology Residency, University of Kentucky

  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Kentucky

  • BS: University of Kentucky

 

Danxin Wang headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $2.9 million career research dollars awarded

  • 62 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 5 students mentored

  • 8 patents

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of California San Francisco

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Academy of Military Medical Sciences

  • MD: Fudan University

  • MS: Fudan University

 

Guangrong Zheng headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $4 million career research dollars awarded

  • 74 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 5 students mentored

  • 7 issued patents, 9 pending applications

  • Jointly funded by the UF Health Cancer Center

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica

  • BS: Fudan University

Assistant Professors


John Allen headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11 peer-reviewed journal article

  • 23 invited presentations

  • 10 students mentored (including PharmD and residency)

  • 1 book chapter

  • Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist

  • Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • Division Director of Infectious Diseases Pharmacy, HCA West Florida

  • University of South Florida

  • Auburn University

Residency

  • Critical Care Specialty Residency, Tampa General Hospital

  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Tampa General Hospital

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: Florida A&M University

 

Josh Brown headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $500,000 career research dollars awarded

  • 37 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 5 student mentored

  • Jointly funded by the UF Institute on Aging

 

CREDENTIALS

Alma Mater

  • PhD: University of Kentucky

  • PharmD: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • MS: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • BS: University of Arkansas

 

Lina Cui headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $2.5 million career research dollars awarded

  • 20 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 26 student mentored

  • 2 book chapters

  • 4 patents

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of New Mexico

Alma Mater

  • PhD: University of Alberta

  • BSc: Nankai University

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • NIH R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA)

  • Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) PRCRP Career Development Award

Vakamaroko Diaby headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $55,000 career research dollars awarded

  • 26 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 8 student mentored

  • 2 book chapters

  • 1 patent (in progress)

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • Florida A&M University

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Université de Montréal

  • MSc: Université de Montréal

  • BS: Faculty of Science and Technology, Hassan II Mohammadia University (Morocco)

 

Jenny Lo-Ciganic headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $1 million career research dollars awarded

  • 10 student mentored

  • 27 book chapters

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of Arizona

Alma Mater

  • PhD: University of Pittsburgh

  • MS: University of Pittsburgh

  • MSPharm: National Cheng Kung University

  • BS: National Taiwan University

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • 2017 U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative/Bone and Joint Canada Young Investigators Initiative (YII) Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program Awardee

  • 2017 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation Research Starter Award in Health Outcomes

 

Bartolome Moya headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $10 million career research dollars awarded

  • 23 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 30 student mentored

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • University of the Balearic Islands

Alma Mater

  • PhD: University of the Balearic Islands

  • MSc: University of the Balearic Islands

  • BSc: University of the Balearic Islands

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • 2013 and 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of the Balearic Islands

Valvanera Vozmediano headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $5.5 million career research dollars awarded

  • 13 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 7 student mentored

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • Dynakin, S.L.

Alma Mater

  • PhD: University of Basque Country

  • BS: University of Basque Country

 

Brandon Warren headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $820,000 career research dollars awarded

  • 25 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 3 student mentored

  • 1 book chapter

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Alma Mater

  • PhD: Florida State University

  • MS: Florida State University

  • BSc: Florida State University

 

Meghan Arwood headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

 

CREDENTIALS

Fellowship

  • Translational Pharmacogenomics, University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Florida

Residency

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Florida

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Florida

  • BS: University of Florida

 

Chris Campbell headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 10 students mentored (including residency)

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacist

  • Jointly funded by UF Health Shands Hospital

 

CREDENTIALS

Residency

  • PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, Georgia Regents Medical Center and the University of Georgia

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Georgia Regents Medical Center and the University of Georgia

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: Northeastern University

  • BS: Northeastern University

 

Anthony Casapao headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • $85,000 career research dollars awarded

  • 15 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 70 students mentored (including residency)

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • Husson University School of Pharmacy

Fellowship

  • Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Research Fellowship, Wayne State University

Residency

  • Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: Wingate University

  • MPH: Harvard University

  • BS: Midwestern University-Glendale

 

Emily Cicali headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 15 students mentored (including residency)

 

CREDENTIALS

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Pharmacogenomics, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Residency

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Geriatric Personalized Medicine & Targeted Therapeutics, CareKinesis Inc.

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

  • BS: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

 

Stacey Curtis headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 10 invited presentations

  • 20 years of community pharmacy experience

  • 50 students mentored

  • 4 book chapters

 

CREDENTIALS

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Florida

  • PharmBS: Florida A&M University

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • National Community Pharmacy Association Faculty Liaison Excellence Award (2017)

  • UF College of Pharmacy Exemplary Teaching Award (2016 and 2017)

  • UF College of Pharmacy Teaching and Service Incentive Award (2017)

 

Eric Dietrich headshot

 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2 invited presentations

  • 14 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

  • Certified Professional Coder Apprentice, American Academy of Professional Coders

 

CREDENTIALS

Fellowship

  • Family Medicine, University of Florida

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Florida

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • UF College of Pharmacy Exemplary Clinician Award

 

Alex Ebied headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1 peer-reviewed journal article

  • 3 students mentored

  • Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist

 

CREDENTIALS

Residency

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: Long Island University, New York

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • APhA Generation RX Region 1 Award (2013)

  • United States Public Health Award (2013)

 

Eric Egelund

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 19 peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine

 

CREDENTIALS

Alma Mater

  • PhD: University of Florida

  • PharmD: University of Florida

  • BS: University of West Florida

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • UF College of Pharmacy Outstanding Teaching Team, Year 1

 

Bethany Shoulders headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 peer-reviewed journal article

  • 4 students mentored

  • Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist

  • Jointly funded by UF Health Shands Hospital

 

CREDENTIALS

Residency

  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • BS: Freed-Hardeman University

 

Kate Smith headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1 peer-reviewed journal article

  • 4 students mentored

  • Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

 

CREDENTIALS

Residency

  • PGY1 Clinical Community Pharmacy Residency, Cub Pharmacy/SUPERVALU Inc. and the University of Minnesota

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • BS: Wheaton College, Illinois

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • UF College of Pharmacy Teaching and Service Incentive Award

  • UF College of Pharmacy PROSPER Teaching Innovation and Improvement Award

 

Scott Vouri headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 433,000 career research dollars awarded

  • 28 peer-reviewed journal article

  • 19 students mentored

  • 3 book chapters

 

CREDENTIALS

Previous Institution

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Alma Mater

  • PhD: St. Louis University

  • MS: Washington University

  • PharmD: Butler University

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • 2016 Alene and Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and Neurology – Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

  • Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences KL2 Career Development Awards Program

 

Michelle Zeigler headshot

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1 peer-reviewed journal article

  • 33 students mentored

  • Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

 

CREDENTIALS

Residency

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Sarasota VA Community Outpatient Clinic

Alma Mater

  • PharmD: University of Florida

  • PhD: University of Florida

  • BS: University of Florida