James and Mary Ray Join the College of Pharmacy

July 02, 2015

The UI College of Pharmacy recently welcomed two new members to its family.

James B. Ray, PharmD, has been appointed to the James A. Otterbeck OnePoint Patient Care Professor in Hospice and Palliative Care. He has focused on pain control and palliative care throughout his more than 30-year career, the earlier part of which also included oncology pharmacy practice. He has worked as an educator, consultant, research collaborator, and clinical practitioner. Prior to joining the college James served at the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Pain and Palliative Care at the University of Virginia Health-System in Charlottesville, Va.

The professorship is unique in the nation, bringing the best in pharmacy and other disciplines to patients receiving end-of-life care. James will help the college take an expanded role in serving patients and their families in this critical health-care specialty through advocacy, education, training and research.

Mary E. Ray, PharmD, began her position as the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Curriculum on July 1, 2015.  She is coming to the College of Pharmacy from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, where served as the Director of the Office of Experiential Education and a faculty member in Pharmacy Practice.

In her role, Mary will focus on the assessment of our professional program and work to address new professional program implementation and accreditation standards.