Dr. Brad G. Phillips, Milliken-Reeve Professor and chair of the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy since 2007, will join the University of Georgia Office of the Vice President for Research, effective September 1.
In this new capacity, Dr. Phillips will be responsible for fostering and expanding translational sciences and related graduate education programs across the UGA campus as well as throughout the State of Georgia. As the UGA Principal Investigator, he also will assure continued National Institute of Health funding for the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance.
During his 13-year tenure at the College, Dr. Phillips led his department in a number of successful endeavors. These accomplishments include building out the extended campuses to advance the College’s research and educational programs; increasing Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy publications; expanding the depth of research funding across Clinical, Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy, and Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics programs; increasing the number of PGY1 and PGY2 residencies; integrating the pharmacy patient care process in the PharmD curriculum; recruiting key faculty and staff positions; and successfully promoting more than 30 faculty members. During the last five years, through the Office of Research, Dr. Phillips has led in the creation of UGA’s Clinical and Translational Research Unit as well as joining the majority of its peer and aspirational universities as an NIH CTSA funded institution.
Dr. Phillips shares the following message with the College. “I am immensely proud of what the CAP faculty and staff have accomplished together since I joined the College. Working cooperatively, we have reached major goals and milestones in our efforts to create outstanding educational and research programs. I am grateful to Dr. David Lee (UGA Vice President of Research), and Dean Kelly Smith, for their commitment to allow translational sciences to prosper at UGA to benefit the citizens of Georgia.”
Dr. Phillips will remain on the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and will continue his research in sleep disorders and translational sciences. His office will be located in the Office of Research.
Dr. Phillips’ impact on the College of Pharmacy will be felt for years to come, especially in his cultivation of Clinical and Administrative Sciences programs. He has built an infrastructure and fostered talent that will continue to prosper and meet the challenges of the future. This new opportunity will allow him to focus on his passion for clinical and translational sciences. We wish him well in his new endeavors and are grateful for his leadership of 13 years.