School of Pharmacy faculty members participate in a number of international activities, including faculty visits for individual lectures and longer stays that allow for deeper consultative input to research collaborations.
Examples of faculty international activities include:
- Professor Jean C. Shih collaborating with the Chinese National Academy of Sciences, Peking University and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology on a project with the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that explored factors that influence human behaviors, such as alcohol and drug abuse and aggression.
- Professor Joel Hay, an expert on health and pharmaceutical economics, cost/benefit analysis and evidence-based disease management, speaks at conferences and universities throughout the world. He is also a founding member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research and has served as a consultant to the government of Hungary, the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research and the World Bank.
- Professor Michael Wincor has visited many schools in Japan demonstrating problem-based learning—actually teaching students and showing Japanese faculty how to utilize the approach. In spring 2010, he traveled to Armenia to establish an academic partnership with the Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia.
- Professor Kathleen Besinque has worked closely with schools in Japan on the design of skill-based tests that indicate student readiness to progress from one level to the next.
- Professor Frances Richmond, director of the regulatory science program, spoke at the North American Pharmaceutical Market and Regulation meeting in Tianjin, China.