Welcome to the PACE Center


Pharmaceutical Care and Continuing Education (PACE) Center has been a significant component of Howard University‚Äôs international footprint for well over 25 years, with a focus on global and international work.  Established in 1993, the PACE Center has primarily been involved in training programs, projects and customized courses for a wide variety of leaders, middle to senior level officials, and professionals involved in pharmaceutical care in nearly thirty (30) countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.

In a world of rapid technological advancements and breakthroughs in healthcare and drug development, the PACE Center recognizes the great responsibility that rests with pharmacists globally, above and beyond the dispensing of drugs. PACE has embraced international programming opportunities, developed value-added programming and built vital sustainable public health trainings and offerings globally. Appropriate changes in health policy and health education enable the pharmacist to serve as an education and information resource on drugs, to benefit not only the general public, but also the health team, administrators and community leaders.

Howard University College of Pharmacy PACE Center prepares pharmacists to play a more strategic role in the increasingly complex world of primary health care.


Our Team

Dr. Grace Jennings

Director of International Operations 


Preparing Pharmacy Personnel for Tomorrow's World 

The PACE Center's primary objective is to expand and strengthen the roles of pharmacists in the international community, public and private sector, and primary health care (PHC) delivery. 

The PACE Center strives to achieve this mission through: 

  1. Collaborative projects with partner institutions to refine and complement existing pharmacy programs and curricula.
  2. Enhancement courses for pharmacy practitioners and students.
  3. The provision of innovative skills. 
  4. The introduction of methods that utilize the maximum resource potential of pharmacists in PHC delivery.

Activities of the PACE Center include: 

  • Provides technical assistance to developing countries to strengthen local training capacity for pharmacists.
  • Conducts research, training, and presents occasional papers on the role of the pharmacists in developing countries.
  • Serves as a technical information resource service.
  • Conducts training activities through certificate programs, continuing education programs, and customized courses. 
  • Tailors interactive training activities through distance learning education opportunities.