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About the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Pharmacy student and patient

The faculty, staff and administration of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences share a common purpose to fulfill its mission as a public university providing excellence in education, research, scholarship, public and professional service and patient care.  The values that guide the school in achieving its mission include a culture of recognition and respect for:

  • Contemporary pharmacy practice and its vision for the future
  • Collaboration and collegiality among and between administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni
  • Innovation, professionalism, ethical conduct, personal responsibility, leadership and scholarship
  • Diversity and inclusiveness among the faculty, staff and students that enriches the education, scholarly and service environment of the school
  • Continuous quality improvement through assessment, feedback and change
  • Quality education programs that meet the learning needs of professional, graduate and post-graduate students, alumni and working professionals, foster a desire for life-long learning and promote interprofessional learning and collaborative practice
  • Continuous professional development of faculty, staff, preceptors, alumni and working professionals
  • Scientific discovery, advancement and translation to clinical care
  • Exemplary care of patients
  • Service to the university, community and profession
  • Improving the quality of life through education, discovery, service and clinical care
  • Stewardship of valuable resources