August 7, 2006

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albuquerque, UNM - The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy (UNM COP) has announced the hiring of faculty members Nasreen Khan, B.S. (Pharmacy), M.S., Ph.D., and Aaron Gibson, Pharm.D., M.S., into the Division of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Khan will join the COP this August as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration. Her areas of specialization include health policy, health economics, pharmacoeconomics and applied services research. Dr. Khan earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Hamdard University in New Delhi, India, a Master of Science in Pharmaceutics from the University of Toledo, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Gibson will begin his new position as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy in Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy in November. His research interests are in the child and adolescent psychiatry arena with particular interest in outcomes research. Dr. Gibson completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, along with a combined specialty residency/master's program at the University of Texas at Austin. His residency training focused on Psychiatric Pharmacy while his master's training was in Pharmacy Practice and Administration.

The mission of the UNM COP is to develop innovative leaders in the pharmaceutical care and research who enhance the quality of life for the people of New Mexico.