Alumni, friends and colleagues,
Ted Tong, PharmD, will be stepping down from his role as Associate Dean of Student Affairs effective August 15. The excellent news is that he will remain with the College as a faculty member in the Pharmacy Practice and Science Department, continuing to teach, coordinate health fairs and organize PharmCamps throughout Arizona.
Dr. Tong joined the College in 1982 as Director of the Poison Center and was named Associate Dean in 1987. I would like to thank him for his unwavering dedication and commitment to our PharmD students, faculty, alumni and staff. He has impacted not only these individuals but also the people in communities throughout Arizona through student-led health fairs and outreach to the next generation of health professionals through PharmCamp. The PharmD program is one of the pillars of our academic offerings and I know it is because of his vision and commitment to pharmacy education and practice.
Throughout the years, Dr. Tong received numerous accolades. Most recently, he received the Arizona Pharmacy Association's Elias Schlossberg Award, the highest level of recognition for an Arizona pharmacist, for his significant contributions to pharmacy sustained over a lifetime of service. In 2011, he was honored as an advocate for Diversity in Medicine by the Phoenix-based Victoria Foundation, and the following year he was named the inaugural R. Ken Coit Endowed Chair. He has authored nearly 100 publications and given 300+ presentations at local, regional, national and international symposiums, conferences and workshops.
Please join me in thanking Dr. Tong for his years of service and commitment to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.
Rick G. Schnellmann
Dean and Professor
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy