LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2011) − Patrick J. McNamara, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been appointed senior associate dean by Dean Tim Tracy.
In this new position, McNamara will serve as chief operating officer for the college, managing academic and administrative functions and assisting the dean as requested. He also will provide oversight of the college graduate education and research missions.
McNamara served as interim dean for the college from May 2009 to August 2010. He joined UK’s faculty in 1980.
“Dr. McNamara has a wealth of experience in leadership that makes him ideally suited for this role, and I am delighted he has accepted this new position,” Tracy said. “I have leaned on him quite a bit since I started at UK, and I will continue to do so as we build a stronger and more dynamic College of Pharmacy.”
McNamara received his doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979. Prior to his appointment as chair the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in January 2003, he served in a number of administrative positions within the college.
McNamara has a joint appointment in the Graduate Center for Toxicology and is a member of the Markey Cancer Center. He is a Fellow in American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.