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Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science

new higher ranking: no. 16 in NIH funding, among 140 other colleges of pharmacy in the us

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science offers the PharmD program, residency opportunities, and the Center for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics. 

The department was formed to meet the ever-evolving needs of the health care and education environments, making it one of the largest pharmacy practice departments in the country. The department aims to provide excellence in education, research, and patient care throughout the State of Tennessee.

We educate and discover, and serve Tennesseans and our nation.

To be the leading clinical pharmacy and translational science department in the nation through outstanding education, discovery, and service.

Core Values

In pursuing the mission of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science the faculty and staff are guided by these shared values, which are the foundation of its practices, spirit and culture:

  • Dedication to the pursuit of excellence in education and clinical care
  • Dedication to the profession of pharmacy
  • Dedication to our students and alumni
  • Dedication to the community
  • Active engagement in the profession, public service and outreach
  • Competitiveness in research
  • Professionalism
  • Mutual trust and respect
  • Intellectual honesty and academic integrity
  • Mutual responsibility and accountability
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Cultural diversity in our faculty, staff and student body
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • An orientation to the future
  • Development of leaders

pharmacy student in lab



christopher finch

Christopher K. Finch, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP

junling wang

Junling Wang, PhD
Vice-Chair for Research 


andrea franks

Andrea Franks, PharmD, BCPS
Vice-Chair for Education

Last Published: Oct 16, 2020