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Ken Audus

Ken Audus

Dean, Professor
785-864-3550

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1984-1986)
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1984)
  • B.S., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (1980) 

Associate Deans

Gene Hotchkiss

Gene Hotchkiss

Senior Associate Dean
785-864-3591

Education:

  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (1969)

James Backes

James Backes

Professor, Associate Dean for Clinical and Medical Center Affairs, Assistant Director Atherosclerosis and LDL-Apheresis Center
913-588-5324

Education:

  • Pharm.D., Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Pre-Pharmacy, Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE

Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor
785-864-3591

Education:

  • PGY2 Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • PGY1 Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

Robert Emerson

Robert L. Emerson

Associate Dean for Wichita Campus, Clinical Associate Professor
316-293-1835

Education:

  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
  • B.S. Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

John Stobaugh

John Stobaugh

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs, Professor
785-864-3996

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982)
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1977)
  • B.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1974)

Assistant Deans

Joe Heidrick

Joe Heidrick

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education
785-864-5563

Education:

  • Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Cheryl Holcomb

Cheryl Holcomb

Assistant Dean of Finance and Human Resources, Director
785-864-2293

Education:

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Kansas (1982)


Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU