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R. Pete Vanderveen

R. Pete Vanderveen, DeanUSC School of Pharmacy2005

R. Pete Vanderveen was named dean of the USC School of Pharmacy and holder of the university’s John Stauffer Dean’s Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences in fall 2005.

Prior to joining USC, Vanderveen was dean of the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University. Before Duquesne, he was assistant dean for pharmacy practice at Oregon State University. He also has practiced pharmacy in diverse settings.

In 2011, Vanderveen received the California Pharmacists Association’s Bowl of Hygeia Award in recognition of his contributions to the community. Among other honors, he received the Michigan Society of Hospital Pharmacists’ Pharmacist of the Year award, the Oregon Health Sciences School of Medicine’s Outstanding Teacher award, and the Purdue School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumnus designation and Glen Sperandio Award. He is a fellow of both the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association.

Vanderveen earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy and his master’s degree in clinical pharmacy from Purdue University in the 1970s. He earned his doctorate in university administration from Michigan State University in 1987 and graduated from the AACP Leadership Development Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1998.

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Last Updated: 12/14/11