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Pharmacy Interim Dean Appoints Crestview Site Director


January 31, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
– Seth Y. Ablordeppey, interim dean of Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) has appointed Margareth Larose-Pierre, PharmD. as the new associate dean of the FAMU-Crestview Educational Center (FCEC). 

“We are delighted to have Dr. Larose-Pierre serve in this capacity, a role that she is familiar with and well qualified to step into,” said Ablordeppey.  “She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise that the FCEC needs, during its infancy.  We are very fortunate to have her and I look forward to a bright future for the FCEC.”

Larose-Pierre received a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1984 from Florida Memorial University, her Pharm.D. degree in 1988 from FAMU’s COPPS and her ASHP-accredited residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Pharmacy. Her career expands over a period of 24 years and includes tenure at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the areas of surgery, critical care and infectious disease and as a faculty member and director of the pharmacy practice division for the FAMU College of Pharmacy in South Florida for the past 13 years.

Larose-Pierre remains a strong advocate for pharmacy students’ involvement in community activities. She and the students have been involved in screening for HTN, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, smoking cessation, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Her research interests include infectious diseases, prostate cancer, breast cancer and women’s health. She is also well published in peer-reviewed pharmacy literature.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve as the associate dean of the Crestview Educational Center,” said Larose-Pierre.  “I believe in the successful expansion of the FAMU College of Pharmacy and, after visiting Crestview, I strongly believe that the partnership between FAMU and Crestview will benefit both the university and the city beyond our wildest imagination. I am thankful to everyone who worked so hard to make this venture possible and we are going to work tirelessly to make it a success of which all of us can be proud.”

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