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FAMU Appoints Long-Time Administrator as New Dean
May 31, 2012

– Michael Thompson, assistant dean for Clinical Affairs and professor of pharmacy practice at Florida A&M University (FAMU), has been appointed the new dean in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS).

“We welcome Dr. Thompson to this new role and believe that he has the expertise to help us fulfill our goals for the College of Pharmacy,” said FAMU Provost Larry Robinson, who also serves as vice president for Academic Affairs. “Through the years, Dr. Thompson has played a major role in making pharmacy a flagship program for this campus, the state, nation and world. We have great expectations.”

Thompson has worked in COPPS since 1981 when he was hired as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice.  He was promoted to associate professor in 1987 and became a full professor in 2001.  In 1996, he became assistant dean for Clinical Affairs.  In this position, Thompson provided leadership and administrative oversight for the pharmacy practice division instructional centers in Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and Tallahassee.
“I am delighted and honored to be the dean of the illustrious College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,” said Thompson.  “We will continue to provide an atmosphere of academic excellence, research superiority and service, which is the focus of our mission.”

Thompson’s research has focused on HIV therapeutic management and he has made more than 100 presentations at professional meetings on the topic.

He has received several awards including the Clinician of the Year award from the Florida Pharmacy Association in 2005.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned the bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and the PharmD.

He starts his tenure as dean on June 8, 2012, at a salary of  $175,000.

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