Miriam Mobley Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP, is Dean and Professor at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP).
She is currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE), Chair for the American Association
of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Professional Affairs Committee, a member of the Illinois
State Board of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Workforce Center, Inc. Technical Advisory Panel,
and Professional Examination Service (PES) Board of Directors. Dr. Mobley Smith was
a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce
for Older Americans, Chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Council on Education and Workforce Development, a 2006 Academic Leadership Fellow
with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, a 2005 Primary Healthcare Policy
Fellow with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and member of the JACHO
Health Care Professional Education Roundtable and Illinois Drug Policy Coalition.
She has chaired the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination Standards Setting
Committee, the 2005 National Practice Analysis, and was Past-President of the Pharmacy
Technician Certification Board Certification Council. Dr. Mobley Smith also served
as an adjunct faculty member in the Allied Health, Nursing and Human Services Department
at South Suburban College (SSC), South Holland, Ill., and a member of a curriculum
advisory board as well as the "Tech Prep Medical Professional" advisory committee.
She has received numerous professional and civic awards including the 2013 Illinois
Pharmacists Association “Pharmacist of the Year”, 2013 Fellow designation from the
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2012 National Pharmaceutical Association’s
Chauncey I. Cooper Award in recognition of sustained and distinguished professional
service, 2011 AgeOptions Volunteer Service Award, 2006 Illinois Area Agencies on Aging
Sid Granet Aging Network Achievement Award, 2005 Illinois Council of Health-System
Pharmacists “Pharmacist of the Year”, featured in the 2005 Aetna Profiles of African
American Pharmacists (African American History Calendar) for her impact in older adult
communities, and the 2004 National Pharmaceutical Association’s James N. Tyson Award
in recognition of outstanding achievement in contributions to the profession of pharmacy.
Dr. Mobley Smith received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan and
Pharm.D. from the University of Illinois. Her research and program grants are focused
on preventive health-related issues affecting older adults, including an Illinois
Department on Aging, Title III-D program entitled "Medication Monitoring and Safety
in Older Adults: A Community-Based Education Program", the “Senior Medication Education
and Review Program” for the Woodlawn Community Development Corporation and Chicago
Housing Authority, and Chicago Department on Aging Wellness Program (in collaboration
with Area Agencies on Aging). She has delivered over 100 invited local, regional and
national presentations and published in areas relative to her areas of focus.
David J. Slatkin, Ph.D. R.Ph. is Founding Dean and Dean Emeritus of the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). He provided the leadership
in establishing his third college of pharmacy. Previously, he served as Founding
Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Midwestern University College
of Pharmacy - Glendale. He served in that capacity since the college's founding in
1998. Dr. Slatkin originally joined Midwestern University (MWU) in 1991 as Founding
Dean of the Chicago College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining MWU, he served as Assistant
Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Pittsburgh
School of Pharmacy.
Born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Scarsdale High School, Dr. Slatkin holds Bachelors
Degrees from Wayne State University, Detroit (1966 in Chemistry) and Mercer University's
Southern School of Pharmacy, Atlanta (1968) and the M.S. (1971) and Ph.D. (1972) degrees
from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. From 1972 to 1973, he taught
at the Northeast Louisiana University School of Pharmacy. From 1973 until 1991, he
served on the Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He was the
recipient of the Merck Award from Mercer University and was an American Foundation
for Pharmaceutical Education - Edwin Leigh Newcomb Memorial Fellow at the University
His research interests encompassed several areas within Pharmacognosy. He has authored
over eighty scientific publications, served as a reviewer for the Journal of Natural
Products and Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and has been the major advisor for
twelve graduate students. He is a member of Rho Chi Honorary Society and Phi Delta
Chi Pharmacy Fraternity. He has been very active in many professional and scientific
organizations, including serving as Treasurer of the American Society of Pharmacognosy
since 1981. In 1999, Dr. Slatkin was selected by American Pharmacist magazine as one
of the 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in the US.
Ms. Yolanda Solarte is the Office Administrator to the Dean at Chicago State University (CSU-COP). Ms. Solarte also serves as the
central person to the Departments of Pharmacy Academic Affairs and the Office of Pharmacy
Development Affairs. She provides administrative support for the departments.
Ms. Solarte has served the College in this position since March 2007. Prior to this
position, Ms. Solarte served as Administrative Secretary in the Office of the President
for 17 years. Ms. Solarte comes to us with educational and corporate work experience.
Louis Wright is the Executive Director of Development for the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). Louis
has close to twenty-years of professional fundraising experience with a vast background
in higher education, health care, media arts, and social services.
In this new capacity, Louis is responsible for developing and implementing strategies
that engage and cultivate alumni and friends to philanthropically support Chicago
State University College of Pharmacy in its mission and goals.
In his most recent position, he was responsible for all major gift initiatives at
Norfolk State University. Louis worked from 2004 to 2009 at University of Illinois
at Chicago as director of development and director of advancement. As the director
of advancement, Louis led a team of development professionals within the College of
Pharmacy towards reaching a $20 million goal, a component of the University of Illinois’
Brilliant Future campaign. Over a two-year period, Louis successfully assisted the
College of Pharmacy in securing over $9 million in new philanthropic commitments and
provided the 150 year old college with its first endowed chair and professorship,
which was valued at over $3.5 million.
Louis is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He attended Kent State University, and graduated
from Franklin University in 1987 receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in business
management and finance.
As administrative and faculty positions become available they will be listed on the
CSU Jobs webpage: https://chicagostate.peopleadmin.com/