Assessment Committee

Dr. Xiang Simon Wang - Committee Chair

Simon Wang

Dr. Simon Wang is currently a tenured associate professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Howard University College of Pharmacy (HU COP). He also directs the Artificial Intelligence and Drug Discovery Core Laboratory for District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR). Dr. Wang has about 20 years of experience in structure-based drug design (SBDD), cheminformatics, fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD), high-throughput screening (HTS), molecular recognition, biomolecular simulation, and modern medicinal chemistry. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, book chapters and patents as well as 160 conference abstracts, also been awarded more than 20 university-, state-, federal- and internationally-funded grants. Dr. Wang has been a long-time reviewer for over 40 major research journals including Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, also served in review panels for funding agencies such as National Institute of Health (NIH), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). In recent years, Dr. Wang has been keen on adapting Virtua Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) onto pharmacy professional education as well as drug discovery research.

Associate Professor

Profile Type: Faculty

School / College: College of Pharmacy

Department / Office: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Yolanda B. McKoy-Beach


Howard University College of Pharmacy



Currently the clinical preceptor at two practice sites in the District of Columbia.

Clinical Preceptor for two practice sites, La Clinica del Pueblo and Howard Hospital

Dr. Beverly C. Mims


Dr. Beverly C. Mims is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences (CAPS) at the Howard University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP) and assistant professor at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC.

Dr. Mims helped to facilitate the growth and development of clinical pharmacy education at Howard. She served as the course coordinator for Integrated Therapeutics Lab IC, Integrated Therapeutics Lab 2, Integrated Therapeutics Lab 3, Integrated Therapeutics 3B, Therapeutics and Patient Care and Drugs and the Elderly courses. Dr. Mims teaches in other courses within the integrated therapeutics course curriculum. In addition to teaching pharmacy students Dr. Mims teaches medical students assigned to the family and community medicine rotation and has participated in teaching physician  assistant  students  who  were  enrolled in the  clinical  pharmacology  course. Dr. Mims was introduced to inter-professional education courses when she served as core faculty for the newly created “Health Care Ethics Course: An Interdisciplinary Approach” within the Department of Community Health and Family Practice at the Howard University College of Medicine.

Dr. Mims served in leadership roles as Secretary to the Faculty of the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Secretary to the Faculty of the College of Pharmacy, Chair of the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Faculty Performance Committee, Chair of the Howard University College of Pharmacy CAPS Department Appointment, Reappointment and Tenure Committee, Chair of the CAPS Faculty Search Committee, Chair of the HUCOP Admissions, Recruitment and Retention Committee,  and  the  Chair  of  the HUCOP Student Grievance Committee. Also, Dr. Mims served as a member of the HUCOP Executive Committee, and CAPS Department Executive  Committee.  For more than 20 years she served as the campus advisor to the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) Howard University Chapter. The areas of research in which Dr. Mims is interested include behavioral aspects associated with medication use and leadership  development.

Through her academic appointment Dr. Mims is assigned to serve as a clinical pharmacist at the Howard University Hospital. In  addition,  she  has  work  experience as a  consultant pharmacist at the Washington Center for Aging Services and as an ambulatory care pharmacist for the Group Health Plan, Humana, and Kaiser-Permanente organizations. Early professional practice  experiences  included  being  a  staff  pharmacist  at  the  District   of   Columbia General Hospital, and community pharmacist  and  store  manager  at  the  Professional Pharmacy in Washington, D.C. Presently she is a licensed pharmacist in the District of  Columbia and the State of Maryland.

For about 20 years Dr. Mims served her community through her active participation offered through mayoral appointment with the District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy. During that time, she served the citizens of the District of Columbia as a board member, secretary and chairperson. Presently, Dr. Mims is a member of two community service organizations in which she is engaged in youth scholarship, leadership, STEM, and arts programs. In addition, she offers and supports community service projects through her membership with her church.

Dr. Beverly C. Mims is a native Washingtonian and earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in pharmacy at the Howard University College of Pharmacy. She later returned to alma mater  where  she  earned  a  Doctor of  Pharmacy  (Pharm.D.)  degree.  She is  the  mother of  one son, M. Armwood-Phillips Jackson, Attorney-at-Law.

Dr. Kristin Robinson, PharmD, AAHIVP

Kristin Robinson

Assistant Director of Experiential Education  
Clinical Assistant Professor  


Education and Training: 

• Pharm.D., 2013, Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

• Interprofessional Women’s Health Fellowship for Future Academicians, 2014 – 2016, University of South Florida 

Clinical Practice:  

• I am a trained pharmacist in Ambulatory Care, with a focus in HIV and Women’s Health.  

Research Interests: 
• Chronic disease management in HIV-infected patients

• PrEP and nPEP use among African American youth and young adults

• Culturally relevant active learning strategies and gamification for African American pharmacy students

• Interprofessional education and preceptor/site development  

Dr. Sanaa Belrhiti


Clinical Specialty

  • Critical care
  • Internal Medicine


  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
  • Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)


  • Opportunities include projects related to PAD
  • Delirium tremens, alcohol withdrawal syndrome
  • Vasoactive agents, respiratory, and acid-base therapies


  • PharmD at Howard University School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Dr. Patricia Noumedem

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy

Profile Type: Faculty

School / College: College of Pharmacy

Department / Office: Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy Sciences

Ex Officio Committee Members

Dr. La'Marcus Wingate Associate Professor, Director of Assessment

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Assessment

Dr. Muhammad Habib Associate Dean and Professor

  • Associate Dean
  • Associate Professor

Staff Representative

Dr. Bani Brata Roy

 Assistant Director of Assessment

Student Representatives

Stephanie Reid

Third-year professional student/Editor Assessment Newsletter

Devene Prince

Second-year professional student

Nneka Oputa

First-year professional student