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Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences is to provide excellent teaching, research and service in the fields of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, and social and administrative sciences. The Department offers education and training programs through a hybrid traditional and integrated curriculum designed to forge independent, lifelong learners and competent pharmacists. The Department is dedicated to scholarly efforts in the arenas of educational, pharmaceutical and administrative sciences. In addition, the Department supports the provision of professional and community services, in a myriad of ways, to the College, University, greater Springfield, New England, as well as national and international professional communities.

Message from the Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences

jim-knittelWelcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences (DPAS) webpage at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy. This department combines the basic sciences of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, pharmaceutics and pharmacology with the social science aspects of pharmacy education such as pharmacoeconomics, cost effectiveness analysis, outcomes research, managed care, law and pharmaceutical policy. Our basic science faculty seek to discover and identify disease processes and targets for intervention that may be translated into new therapies that directly impact patient care while our administrative science faculty determine the effectiveness of these therapies and their economic impact on the US health care system. Our department provides a sound grounding in both the basic and social and administrative sciences to our learners enabling them to be more effective practitioners in an ever changing health care system landscape.

The research interests within the department are quite broad and span the full range of the traditional pharmacy disciplines and their emerging interfaces with biomedical engineering and neuroscience. These synergistic efforts reach fruition through the department’s efforts in drug synthesis and discovery, epigenetics, medical devices, drug delivery, health policy, pharmcoeconomics, and pharmacy education. As you can see from the faculty profiles the department is broadly represented in biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, and social and administrative sciences. Each area also benefits from collaborative and academic affiliations with faculty in the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Business as well as other institutions regionally, nationally and internationally. These interdisciplinary efforts involving our faculty provide a wonderfully enriching environment for both research and education. Our learners have exceptional opportunities to participate in cutting edge research with our faculty across all disciplines. Several of our learners have presented and received awards for their work at national and international meetings.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences and I hope that you will consider the Pharm.D. program at the College of Pharmacy of Western New England University for advancing your education.

Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences Faculty

jim-knittel
James J. Knittel, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Email: jknittel@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2037 
Office: CSP 317

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dave-baker
David M. Baker, B.S. Pharm., M.B.A., J.D.

Associate Professor

Email: dmbaker@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2412
Office: CSP 327

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Diptiman Bose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: diptiman.bose@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2442
Office: CSP 319

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Hamed Gilzad Kohan, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: hamed.gilzadkohan@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2455
Office: CSP 330

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daniel-kennedy
Daniel R. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: dkennedy@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2413
Office: CSP 320

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Shamima Khan, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: shamima.khan@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2440
Office: CSP 318

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Shannon Kinney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: shannon.kinney@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2439
Office: CSP 322

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Clinton Mathias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: clinton.mathias@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2414
Office: CSP 325

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Ronny Priefer, Ph.D.

Professor

Email: ronny.priefer@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2438
Office: CSP 326

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Jilla Sabeti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: jilla.sabeti@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2450
Address: CSP 316

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Shabnam N. Sani, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: ssani@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2415
Address: CSP 329

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Natalia Shcherbakova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: natalia.shcherbakova@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2441
Address: CSP 328

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rodney-siwale
Rodney Siwale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: rodney.siwale@wne.edu
Phone: 413-796-2429
Address: CSP 323

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Major Instrumentation

  • 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR): (Bruker)
  • Q20 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC): TA Instruments
  • Q50 Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA): TA Instruments
  • ALPHA-Platinum Fourier Transform Infrared Spectophotometer (FTIR): Bruker
  • Cary 60 UV-Vis with fiber-optic microprobe: Agilent Technologies
  • Elite LaChrom HPLC: Hitachi
  • Nano Drop Spectrometer: Thermo Scientific
  • PS3 Peptide Synthesizer: Protein Technologies
  • Initiator+ Microwave Synthesizer: Biotage
  • CombiFlash Rf Automated Column Chromatograph: Teledyne ISCO
  • Hypoxic Glove Box: Coy Laboratory
  • BLC-20 HPLC: Buck Scientific
  • Delso Nano C Particle Analyzer: Beckman Coulter
  • Flow Cytometer: Becton Dickinson
  • CFX Connect Real-Time PCR: Bio-Rad
  • ChemiDoc XRS+ Molecular Imager: Bio-Rad
  • Spectra Max M3 Plate Reader: Molecular Devices
  • Provis Fluorescence Microscope: Olympus
  • Heated Spray Dryer: Columbia International
  • Lyophilizer: Labconco FreeZone
  • Soxhlet extractor: Gerhardt SoxthermSpecial Facilities 
  • Cell Culture Lab
  • Dark Room

Pharmacy Databases

  • AccessPharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Cochrane Collection Plus
  • DynaMed Plus
  • EMBASE
  • Epocrates (available on the web)
  • Facts and Comparisons
  • FCC
  • GlobalRPH (available on the web)
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
  • JoVE: General Laboratory Techniques
  • Lexi-Comp
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
  • Medicines Complete
  • MEDLINE with Full Text
  • Medscape (available on the web)
  • MICROMEDEX
  • NABPLAW
  • Natural Medicines
  • Pharmacy Library
  • Physician’s Desk Reference (available on the web)
  • PubMed
  • Quetzal Advanced (trial)
  • Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy
  • Science in Context
  • Science.gov (available on the web)
  • ScienceDirect
  • TOXNET (available on the web)
  • UpToDate
  • USP Dictionary
  • USP-NF