YAKIMA, Wash. – Angela Stewart and Stuart J. Muller will oversee extension of Washington State University’s doctor of pharmacy degree program to Yakima.

The WSU College of Pharmacy signed an agreement with the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to offer the degree on the PNWU campus. Recruitment of faculty and staff will continue in preparation for the first class of student pharmacists in fall 2015.

As program director, Stewart will coordinate with colleagues in Spokane to ensure exceptional training for Yakima-based student pharmacists studying in the WSU professional program.

Stewart joined WSU in 2013 as a clinical associate professor; she taught in the therapeutics curriculum and served as preceptor for student pharmacists in their fourth-year rotations. For 13 years, she was assistant pharmacy manager and post-graduate first-year residency program director at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

Muller has been hired as a project manager on a one-year appointment to oversee planning, implementation and tracking of extension of the doctoral program. His expertise includes sensitivity analysis and dynamic modeling, and integrated and adaptive management.

As a researcher at the University of Florida, he has 10 years of project management experience in integrated modeling and management of natural resources. He received a bachelor’s degree in bio-resources engineering from the University of KawZulu-Natal in South Africa and a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Florida.

[November 18, 2014] Lori J. Maricle