The University of Maryland, Baltimore community extends its congratulations to Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FCP, FAAPS, dean of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP), and UMSOP’s Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS. All three are recipients of the Baltimore Business Journal’s first-ever Leaders in Health Care Awards.
The awards were announced by the publication Oct. 28.
Kirschling, dean of UMSON since 2013, was recognized in the category of health education. Eddington, dean of UMSOP since 2007, and Sera, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, were recognized in the medical cannabis category.
Sera is the director of the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program, the first graduate program in the country dedicated to the study of medical cannabis. The two-year program, which began in 2019, blends online learning with face-to-face experiences and is designed for any individual who has completed their undergraduate degree and is interested in pursuing a career in the medical cannabis industry.
The awardees, 15 in total, will be honored during a virtual celebration Dec. 3.