Message from the Dean


Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, EdD, FCCP, FNAP, CRQM
Dean, College of Pharmacy


Welcome from Dean Nemire!

It is a great time to be a pharmacist! The pharmacy profession is receiving recognition for our important and vital team member response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pharmacists are practicing across a variety of disciplines including hospitals, community pharmacies, ambulatory clinics, industry, technology and software companies, academia, legal/regulatory divisions, and many more career fields.

As the most accessible healthcare provider, pharmacists are taking care of individuals with complex chronic diseases and a wide range of public health problems. Our pharmacy practice roles have expanded to provide medication therapy management, vaccine administrations, direct patient care through collaborative practice agreements, and interdisciplinary team roles for inpatient care management. We continue to have pivotal roles in providing education on prescription and non-prescription therapies like anticoagulation management, diabetes care, smoking cessation, vitamin/herbal supplements, and general nutrition goals.

Larkin University College of Pharmacy embraces a mission and vision dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based healthcare to our community in and around Miami-Dade, FL. The leadership, faculty, and students strive to develop innovative and collaborative approaches to healthcare. Our faculty are comprised of researchers and practitioners who are leaders in their field of study. Students work through an accelerated 3-year curriculum that enables them to graduate 1 year earlier than traditional pharmacy programs. While our program is all-year round and delivers a rigorous curriculum, it allows our students to attain their goals of entering the pharmacy profession and returning to support their community, family, friends, and neighbors sooner.

Providing pharmacy education for the next generation of pharmacy practitioners is more important than ever for our society. As a student, starting your journey in the pharmacy profession at Larkin University will be exciting, invigorating, and will require a lot of hard work. The leadership team and faculty at Larkin University are here to support you and will work to tackle the evolving complexities of healthcare with innovative solutions that will prepare graduates to take on any role within this great profession.