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New Interim Dean Announced for Pharmacy School

August 21, 2015, 1:48 PM HST
* Updated August 21, 1:50 PM
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The University of Hawai’i at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy has a new interim dean.

UH-Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney announced Thursday the appointment of Dr. Carolyn Ma as the new interim dean for the school.

Ma joined the college in 2007 as the clinical education coordinator, and in 2009 became chair for pharmacy practice. She is currently in charge of operations, faculty and residents on O’ahu, Maui and Kaua`i. She previously served as a pharmacy management consultant for various hospitals, including Stanford  Hospitals and Clinics.

Ma received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California at San Francisco. She completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and an Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

She practiced as a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu and went on to serve as vice president for Clinical Program Development for AmMed International in Hong Kong.

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