University Dean of Pharmacy in Oils

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Portrait of Julie A Johnson, Pharm D

Dean Emeritas • College of Phamacy • University of Florida

Oil Colour on Linen Canvas ~ 30 x 40 inches.

Julie Johnson is a dean emeritus at the University of Florida. She recently completed a term as Dean of the UF College of Pharmacy, having served in that role from 2013 to 2022 Portrait artist Marvin Mattelson's powerful portrait of this highly accomlished academition, emphasises her ability to synthesize both her contribution to the growth of the program as well as standing out as a researcher.

Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics and implementation of precision medicine approaches into clinical practice. She is an internationally recognized leader in clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and genomic medicine, with over 330 peer reviewed original publications and over $50M in research funding as principal investigator.

Under her leadership as dean, the UF College of Pharmacy implemented a new Pharm.D. curriculum, its faculty grew by 90%, the U.S. News & World Report ranking rose from #14 to #5, research funding grew 3.8-fold and research funding rankings rose from the high teens to #3, and it had the highest percentage of under-represented minority students among professional degree programs at UF and the top 40 colleges of pharmacy, with the percentage or URM Pharm.D. students doubling in her time as dean.