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Educator of the Year
Francis B. Palumbo, PhD, JD, MS
School of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Executive director, Center on Drugs and Public Policy
Dr. Palumbo has been a valued member of the School of Pharmacy's faculty since 1974. Over the years, he's taught pharmacy management, medical care organization, health econmics, and pharmacy law.
In the 1980s, Dr. Palumbo co-founded the school's distinguished graduate program in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. He's mentored many master's and PhD students and taught courses in research methods and in drugs and public policy.
His pharmacy law class helps students prepare for the part of the pharmacist licensure exam that tests their knowledge of federal and state law. In addition, Dr. Palumbo and his colleagues annually hold a two-day law review session for School of Pharmacy graduates, graduates of other schools, and pharmacists from other states pursuing licensure in Maryland.
Dr. Palumbo is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars and since 1995 has been an adjunct professor at the Carey School of Law, where he teaches a course in food and drug law. Students at both schools praise his deep knowledge of the subject matter, his thoughtful feedback on their papers, and his willingness to go the extra mile to help them with their research.