Peter W. Swaan, Ph.D., M.Pharm., began his tenure as dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in December 2022.
Peter W. Swaan, Ph.D., M.Pharm., serves as dean of the UF College of Pharmacy. He joined UF after nearly two decades at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where he held several leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the associate dean for research and advanced graduate education as well as a professor and chair in the department of pharmaceutical sciences. In May 2022, he was appointed to a distinguished university professorship in recognition of his extraordinary leadership and significant contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences. Swaan is an internationally recognized researcher in the pharmaceutical sciences and has published more than 150 original research articles. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1998 and has secured more than $25 million in grant funding during his career.
The college is served additionally by five associate deans and six assistant deans, who are also leading academics in the fields of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, pharmaceutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapy and translational research.
Also supporting the college is a dedicated staff with expertise in student affairs, accounting, business systems, communications, research support, information and educational technologies, alumni affairs and development and more.