12/11/20Categories: College Update
On December 14th, Susan P. Bruce, Pharm.D., BCPS, senior associate dean of education, departed the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Bruce has accepted a much-deserved opportunity to serve as dean at Wingate University School of Pharmacy in Wingate, North Carolina.
Dr. Bruce has been a pivotal member of NEOMED’s College of Pharmacy since 2008. She served for 11 years as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She was also associate dean for pharmacy education and interprofessional studies for four years before assuming her most recent role as senior associate dean in 2019.
Dr. Bruce’s contributions during her time here are noteworthy. Among them: She built NEOMED’s Department of Pharmacy Practice, including the hiring of faculty, designing a progressive curriculum, creating a department that fosters innovation, and collaborating with the administrative team to establish a high-quality Doctor of Pharmacy program. Her efforts also contributed to significant advancements in the profession of pharmacy in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
Dr. Bruce’s ability to lead and innovate are most evident in her team’s results. From the implementation of interprofessional education (IPE) at our origins, to the design of Curriculum 2.0, and the overhauling of our face-to face instruction ― in just 24 hours due to COVID-19 ― there are many proof points of a job well done.
We thank her for being such a great team member of the NEOMED community and the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Bruce leaves behind a legacy of vision, leadership, collaborations and friendships. We wish her well as she begins her new role at Wingate University in January 2021.