William M. Hadley, Ph.D., dean of the UNM College of Pharmacy at the UNM Health Sciences Center, has announced he will retire June 30, 2002. Hadley first served as acting dean of the College from February to July 1985 and was then named dean in July 1986.

"Through Dean Hadley's vision and leadership, the College of Pharmacy has become a strong academic organization," said R. Philip Eaton, M.D., UNM interim vice president for Health Sciences. "During the 15 years that he has been dean, he has made numerous advances to the College's programs. Just a few of the accomplishments under Dean Hadley's leadership include recruiting highly competitive research faculty, establishing a new clinical pharmacy program, creating an endowed chair in pharmacy administration, and developing an innovative web-based training program in nuclear pharmacy," Eaton added.

Eaton has named Paul Roth, M.D., dean of the UNM School of Medicine, to chair the committee to identify the next dean of the College of Pharmacy.

New Mexico State Representative John Heaton (D-Eddy) and long time friend of Hadley said "Bill Hadley has been a strong advocate for pharmacy and for changes in the health care system. He's been able to accomplish a lot on a small budget. He will be sorely missed."

R. Dale Tinker, executive director of the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association, concurs. "Bill Hadley has been the driving force in moving the profession forward in New Mexico. Today's pharmacists better understand the whole body and provide a tremendous amount of information to patients to help them deal with their medical problems. His hard work to implement a doctor of Pharmacy degree at UNM will continue to pay huge dividends to the people of the state."

Hadley was born in San Antonio, Texas, and received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Toxicology in 1972. In 1998, Hadley was awarded the Bowl of Hygia Public Service Award from the New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association, and at various times has been listed in Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Health Care and Who's Who in America.


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