On April 22, 2014, the Harrison School of Pharmacy introduced a new school slogan: "Making Medications Work Through Innovative Research Education and Patient Care."
“Everything we do here is for the purposes of improving the way we end up treating patients with medication,” said Dean R. Lee Evans. “So, the slogan of ‘making medications work through innovative research, education and patient care,’ takes it from the very beginning, a conceptual idea, to true application of drug therapy.”
The idea of a slogan was first brought up in 2012, with a call put out to students and faculty to submit ideas a year ago. While the intention was to review the submissions and select a winner, the end product ended up being a conglomeration of the submissions.
“We had so many great ideas that were submitted, which was part of what made it a difficult process,” said Evans. “In the end, we thought it best to merge some of these ideas to create the slogan we ended up with. I really want to thank the students, faculty, the members of the Dean’s Advisory Council and everyone else that was a part of this for all of their work in making this happen.”
The slogan hits on three main areas as part of the mission of the Harrison School of Pharmacy: Innovative Research, Innovative Education and Innovative Pharmacy Practice.
Faculty will discover and develop new drugs, and improve how existing medications can be used more effectively. Our groundbreaking research enterprise will engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other researchers across the globe to save and improve patients’ lives.
The Auburn graduate will be ready to adapt to a changing practice environment and provide leadership to capitalize on those changes for the betterment of patient care and the profession. Graduates will be exceptionally prepared to contribute to a safe and effective drug distribution system, increase access to primary care and ensure that patients’ drug therapy is optimized.
By directly engaging patients and health care systems, we will improve health outcomes and promote progressive changes in practice. The School will establish, maintain and evaluate collaborative inter-professional patient care practices for the betterment of patient health and advancement of the profession.
“I believe this slogan keeps us on track with a vision. If you were beginning to say, ‘how can we improve the way we use medications and the medications we use,’ it effects every aspect of what we are going to be doing now and in the future,” said Evans. “It is, in my mind, a statement that says that we have a huge responsibility as a professional school that engages in various forms of education, research and direct patient care, that we stick to the slogan, that it drives what we do.”
Last Updated: February 21, 2017