Interview with Dr. Fagan and Dr. Fransisco!
Dr. Susan C Fagan is Jowdy Professor of Pharmacy and Assistant Dean at the Augusta campus of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She is known nationally and internationally for her research in Stroke and was named “Distinguished Research Professor” at UGA in 2013. Currently the Interim Director of Interprofessional Education, she uses her knowledge and experiences as part of an Interprofessional Stroke Team, to develop coursework and ensure graduates are “practice ready” and collaborative upon graduation.
Dr. Francisco received his B.S. in pharmacy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1976. At UK he completed a doctor of pharmacy degree and a pharmacy residency with an emphasis in geriatrics in 1979. Upon completing his residency, he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy as assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. In 1985, he relocated to Virginia where he developed off-campus teaching and practice sites at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. He also taught in two family practice residency programs and worked with five community teaching hospitals in eastern Virginia to develop clinical pharmacy services. He also established and taught a course in sports medicine at Old Dominion University and worked with the Area Health Education Center to develop health-related community programs. He returned to the University of Georgia in 1988 as associate dean in the College of Pharmacy.
His areas of emphasis include drug interactions, infectious diseases, and physical assessment. He has been recognized for his clinical expertise and service by the Eastern Virginia Medical School and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and for his teaching accomplishments by the Teaching Academy and the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.