Two SWOSU Pharmacy Faculty Named to Posts

Dr. Hardeep Saluja Dr. Faruk Khan
Dr. Hardeep Saluja Dr. Faruk Khan

Two Southwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members in the College of Pharmacy (COP) have recently been involved with national and international organizations and one has been named head of a dual pharmacy/business program on the Weatherford campus.

Dr. Hardeep Saluja, assistant professor of pharmaceutics, was recently appointed by COP Dean Dennis Thompson as coordinator for the dual Pharm.D./Master of Business Administration degree program. The program is collaboration between the COP and Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology.

COP students in their second full semester of the pharmacy program are eligible for consideration to the program. 

The ultimate goal of the SWOSU Pharm.D./MBA program is to provide COP graduates with skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to enhance their employment options and elevate their employment standing.

Saluja is also one of seven professors nationwide serving on the awards committee of the American Association of Indian Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAiPS). The groups recently selected six Student Scholar Award winners with nominations coming from 35 universities. AAiPS came into existence nearly 29 years ago. It is a non-profit organization which serves as a platform for Indian scientists to network through regional and annual meetings. 

Dr. Faruk Khan, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and associate professor of medicinal chemistry, is serving as a consultant for the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Dhaka in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

As a consultant, Khan acts as a liaison between the SWOSU COP and the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of University of Dhaka. He is required to expedite project- related activities, execute training, workshops and/or seminars for the faculty members and students at the University of Dhaka.