by Stephen Vodhanel, PhD
School of Pharmacy Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Rashid Mosavin, RPh, PhD, MBA, has been approved by the University Board of Trustees to serve as the executive associate dean for the school. The executive associate dean reports directly to the Dean and on request acts on behalf of the Dean in his absence.
Dr. Mosavin’s tenure at the School of Pharmacy began in 2004 as an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science. In 2007, he became Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2012, he was promoted to be the associate dean for academic affairs, and fulfilled a vital role in the school’s self-study effort and reaccreditation.
Dr. Mosavin began his professional career in pharmacy in 1986 after earning a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas. Subsequently, he earned a PhD in molecular pharmacology form the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA with concentrations in economics, strategic management, and marketing from University of Chicago.
Dr. Mosavin’s research activities revolve around several pharmacy disciplines. Pharmacy management and innovative models of community pharmacy practice, healthcare policy, the role of information technology in increasing clinician efficiency in ambulatory care settings, are his primary interests.
Dr. Mosavin’s personal journey began across the globe in Iran, his place of birth. He lived in Paris, France in his teenage years in late 1970s and moved to the United States for his higher education in the early 1980s. He is very passionate about pharmacy education and ensuring that LLUSP graduates care for their patients in a holistic way.
Dr. Mosavin is a huge Blues fan. He tells the story of how he was fortunate enough to meet and chat with two Blues superstars, B.B. King and Carlos Santana. Dr. Mosavin’s advice to his pharmacy students: “practice pharmacy the same way B.B. King and Carlos Santana play the Blues, with great skill and from the heart."