Thanks Dr. Bradberry
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Dean to Retire in 2018
Following a nearly 15-year career as the dean of the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, with interim stints at the highest levels of University leadership, J. Chris Bradberry, PharmD, will retire in 2018.
Responsible for all academic, operational, and developmental activities for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, leading over 105 faculty, 75 staff with three academic programs with 1300+ students.
Since Dr. Bradberry’s appointment in 2003 major contributions have been the re-shaping of the School’s administrative structure, establishment of a formal Alumni Relations Office (alumni affairs and development), implementation of an enhanced research initiative including renovation of basic sciences laboratories and significant research equipment acquisitions, enhancing educational technologies, improving the salary structure to above the respective 50th percentile benchmarks, and increasing faculty and staff positions, increased class sizes, enhancing clinical operations (clinical service management) in Creighton University Medical Center Ambulatory Pharmacy and Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy Clinics, expanded pharmacy residency programs from 2 to 11 positions and consolidated curricular end dates for all three programs so that by May 2018 all SPAHP graduates will cross the stage together.
Major milestones include increasing the School revenues by over 50% from 2004 to 2013, increasing student scholarships by over $2 million since 2005, establishing the first community pharmacy residency program in Nebraska in 2008 which was ASHP-APhA accredited in 2011, establishing the first physical therapy residency program in 2008 accredited by the APTA, establishing the first pediatric and occupational therapy residency programs, and the designation of the Creighton Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety in 2010. Led Creighton’s occupational therapy, pharmacy and physical therapy programs through successful accreditation site visits, with all three programs each receiving glowing reports and being re-accredited for the maximum accreditation cycle.
Please see more milestones here.
Since 2003 more than 3,500 students have graduated from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions over the course of Bradberry’s deanship.
Bradberry’s final official day at Creighton will be April 30, 2018. He plans to retire to Frisco, Texas, coincidentally the residence of Sidney Stohs, PhD, who preceded Bradberry as dean.
Learn more about how Dr Bradberry’s impact in this tribute video: