Gregory School of Pharmacy Promotes Four

Four faculty members in the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy were promoted to leadership positions during the spring semester, Dean Jeff Lewis announced.

 Dr. Dana Brown

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Dana Brown was promoted to Associate Dean for Academics. A native of North Carolina who came to Palm Beach Atlantic in 2005, Brown coordinates and teaches in pharmacy calculations during the first didactic year, and serves as an instructor in the pharmacotherapy sequence. She serves on the curriculum and academic policies committee, executive committee and student success committee. Brown is the faculty advisor for the Gamma Chi chapter of Rho Chi at the Gregory School of Pharmacy and serves as a regional councilor for the national organization. In addition, she is the treasurer for the Florida Pharmacy Foundation, an organization designed to establish scholarship funding for students. As part of her responsibilities at PBA, Brown has led and participated in trips to the Dominican Republic, Belize, Costa Rica and Honduras. She published four articles in 2012 in Annals of Pharmacotherapy and continues to actively publish on the topic of missions. She serves as a peer reviewer for Annals of Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Pharmacy Education, International Journal of Women’s Health, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association and Pharmacy Times. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a primary care/managed care residency at Campbell University. She received board certification in pharmacotherapy from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.

 Dr. Adwoa Nornoo

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Adwoa Nornoo was named chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. At the Gregory School of Pharmacy Nornoo teaches pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutical compounding. The current focus of her research is novel drug formulation design and evaluation for poorly absorbed anticancer agents, including the assessment and optimization of drug and drug formulation performance in vitro and in vivo. Nornoo earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria) and subsequently earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutics at the University of Houston in Texas before completing her post-doctoral training at nearby Texas Southern University. Prior to joining Palm Beach Atlantic in 2008, she served as an assistant professor of pharmaceutics at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. There, she taught biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical analytical techniques and engaged in research.

 Dr. Keysha Bryant

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Keysha Bryant was named director of the PharmD/MBA Program. Bryant graduated magna cum laude from Florida A&M University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. After graduation she completed a pharmacy practice residency at University of Florida - Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Following her residency training, she held several staff pharmacist positions in various practice settings (institutional, community and outpatient pharmacy practice). Bryant also has held management titles such as pharmacy supervisor, assistant pharmacy manager, clinical manager, director of pharmacy and consultant of record.

After 12 years of practice, Bryant transitioned to a full-time faculty position at Palm Beach Atlantic University beginning in 2007. In 2013 she earned a Master of Business Administration degree from PBA and, in 2015, she completed a certification in Healthcare Risk Management.

Bryant has served as chair of the Outcomes Improvement Committee and served three terms on the Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee. She was a member of the University Faculty Development Committee for four years in addition to serving as the faculty advisor for the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Inc. for the past seven years. She is a board member for the Urban League of Palm Beach County (Parent Board), the board of advisors for Southeastern College (Pharmacy Technology) and a writer for the Pharmacist Letter.  

 Dr. Mariette Sourial

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Mariette Sourial was appointed director of Interprofessional Education. Sourial received her PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. She completed an Ambulatory Care PGY-1 residency through the University of Minnesota at one of its rural emphasis sites. Her project focused on collaboration between pharmacists during transitions of care. In 2011, she joined Palm Beach Atlantic as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice. She teaches various topics in the pharmacotherapy series, coordinates Critical Pharmacy Knowledge V and VI and facilitates in multiple courses such as case studies, patient care skills, as well as communication lab.

Sourial is the faculty co-advisor of the American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Student Pharmacists and is actively involved in the national, state and local pharmacists associations. Her current practice site is Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, Florida, where she precepts Ambulatory/Transitions of Care APPE students. Her practice interests include leveraging pharmacists to facilitate effective transitions of care in high-risk patients, as well as interprofessional collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes. In her role as director of Interprofessional Education, she works in partnership with community leaders and institutions to support educational initiatives.