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SOP School of Pharmacy Dean Gireesh Gupchup 07-10-15

Gireesh Gupchup Vice President for Academic Innovation, Planning and Partnerships, Southern Illinois University System

Dr. Gireesh Gupchup was approved to fill the Southern Illinois University system’s newly created Vice President for Academic Innovation, Planning, and Partnerships at its July 2020 meeting. He began his appointment later that month.

Previously, Dr. Gupchup was a Professor of Pharmacy and Director of University-Community Initiatives at SIU Edwardsville, where he has been for 16 years. After serving as the founding Associate Dean until 2010, he was Dean of the SIUE School of Pharmacy for eight years.

Prior to coming to SIUE, Dr. Gupchup was Chair of the PharmacEconomics, Pharmaceutical Policy, and Outcomes Research Graduate Program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, 1996-2000 and 2003-04, where he moved through the ranks to become a tenured Associate Professor. From 200—2003 he served as the Director of the New Mexico Medicaid Retrospective Drug Utilization Review Program. In 1995 he was a Purdue-Merck Graduate Research Fellow in Pharmaceutical Economics, Pharmaceutical Economics Research Center, at Purdue University.

Dr. Gupchup earned a doctorate in Pharmacy Practice from Purdue University in 1996. He has since been an active researcher with extra-mural funding for his very active faculty career. He is well published in his field, and has assumed numerous professional and community service roles at SIUE and the University of New Mexico.

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