J. Altiere is Professor and Dean of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USA. Professor Altiere’s career in
education and research spans nearly 35 years that includes several years in the
pharmaceutical industry and over 30 years in faculty positions at the
University of Kentucky and the University of Colorado. Prior to taking on the
role of associate dean for academic affairs, Dr. Altiere had a continuously
funded research program for more than 15 years.
associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Colorado Skaggs School
of Pharmacy, he was responsible for leading the conversion of the pharmacy
education program from the BS to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program
and had administrative oversight for development of a largely online
non-traditional post-BS PharmD degree program.
From 1998 to 2005, he was director of the Pharmacy Student Research
Conference – Western Region. He served as a member of the advisory board for
the UC Denver Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the Colorado Clinical
Translational Sciences Institute. He has held numerous positions in the
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) including Chair of the
Section of Teachers of Biological Sciences and was a fellow in the inaugural
AACP Leadership Fellows Program. He is
the recipient, as co-author, of local and national innovations in teaching
awards, as well as the 2004 recipient of the University of Colorado Health
Sciences Center Diversity Award and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical
Campus Chancellor’s Diversity Recognition Award in 2007. As a leader in
diversity efforts, Dr. Altiere served as director of a HRSA Center of
Excellence Diversity Program.
his role as dean, he has administrative responsibility for a school nationally
ranked number 4 in research funding and in the top 20 percent of all pharmacy
schools in the US, nationally and internationally recognized clinical pharmacy
programs and innovative international pharmacy education programs. Professor Altiere also serves as President of
the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Academic Pharmacy Section and
a member of the FIPEd Internal Reference Group, the FIP Board of Pharmacy Practice,
the FIP Congress Programme Committee and the FIP Academic Institutional
Membership Advisory Group.