A Welcome from Our Dean

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Welcome to Howard University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP), the sole institution of its kind nestled in the heart of our nation's capital. Since 1868, we have been dedicated to providing outstanding pharmacy education and consistently shaping leaders for America and the global community. 

At HUCOP, we emphasize the power or teamwork. Our college community, comprised of our dedicated faculty, staff, proud alumni, preceptors, board of visitors and generous supporters champions the values of Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence (C.A.R.E.) as the cornerstones of our success. 

As dean of this distinguished institution, I am honored to lead a community that places the highest importance on nurturing the next generation of pharmacists and pharmaceutical leaders. We are committed to fostering an environment of innovation, inclusion, and academic excellence. 

In the years ahead, we look forward to furthering our mission of producing healthcare professionals who not excel in their careers but also make a positive impact on the healthcare landscape. With our continued dedication and collective commitment to the principles of C.A.R.E. I have no doubt that our college will continue to shine in excellence in truth and service. Thank you for being a part of the Howard University College of Pharmacy, together we will continue to make a difference in the world of pharmacy education and healthcare. 

Here you will find a wealth of information about our student initiatives, programs, faculty, research initiatives, and our enduring commitment to shaping the future of pharmacy graduates. Whether you are a prospective student exploring educational opportunities, an alumnus reconnecting with your alma mater, on a researcher seeking insights into our cutting-edge projects, we aim to provide you with a valuable online experience. 

We look forward to engaging with you sharing our passion for pharmacy education and research. We Excel! 

Excellence in Truth and Service,

Ranti Akiyode, PharmD., BCPS

Dean and Professor