UC Irvine will bring on researcher and pharmacist Jan Hirsch to oversee the planning of a new pharmacy school.
Hirsch will join UCI in January as founding dean of the planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, one of the academic foundations of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences.
Upon starting work, Hirsch will begin the approval and accreditation processes for the new school, which is expected to open in fall 2021. It must first receive final review and approval from the UC Board of Regents.
“Dr. Hirsch will be key in realizing our vision for the planned [school] as a place where pioneering research and clinical practice ... improve...