Harris Search Associates recruits Dr. William Prescott Jr. as Chair of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo 

Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. William (Bill) Jr. Prescott as Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo (UB).  His appointment is effective January 16, 2020. 

Most recently, Dr. Prescott has served as interim chair and has played a key role in creating and strengthening relationships with clinical partners, faculty recruitment, and mentoring faculty toward promotion. 

Dr. Prescott received his PharmD from the University at Buffalo and completed two years of residency training at the University of Michigan, with a specialization in pediatric pharmacy.  He was first appointed to our faculty in 2004 and promoted to clinical professor in 2018.  He has published in the areas of cystic fibrosis and treatment of pulmonary infections, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Dr. Prescott is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and has served as chair of the pediatric pharmacy special interest group for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and on the board of directors of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists.  In recent years, he has received the Teaching Innovation Award from the University at Buffalo, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Alumni of the Year Award from the University at Buffalo chapter of Rho Chi.  He is currently a fellow in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UB, founded in 1886, is one of twelve schools comprising the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York's largest and most comprehensive research-intensive campus, and its primary center for professional education and training. The University at Buffalo, a member of the Association of American Universities, is part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a consortium of the region’s leading healthcare, research and medical education institutions, dedicated to the development of a world-class environment for clinical care, research, education, and entrepreneurship. 

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 47 offices in 32 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

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