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Dr. David Gregory announced as new College of Pharmacy dean

Belmont announced the hiring of Dr. David Gregory as the new dean of the College of Pharmacy on Thursday, replacing Dr. Phil Johnston, who was promoted to the new vice provost for academic affairs position in September.

Gregory, who currently serves as the dean of academic affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, will assume the position starting Feb. 1.

“I am honored to be joining the team at Belmont to continue to advance the profession of pharmacy in an ever changing healthcare marketplace,” Gregory said. “Belmont’s focus on faith and service aligns well with my personal mission to develop pharmacists that are highly knowledgeable and have a transcendent cause in the care of their patients.”

This won’t be Gregory’s first time working with Belmont. Before relocating to take the job at University of Mississippi in 2013, Gregory served on Belmont’s College of Pharmacy External Advisory Committee.

During that time, he won the Belmont University College of Pharmacy Professional Stewardship Award in 2011.

Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said Johnston was difficult to replace, but he is excited for Gregory to take the position.

“His familiarity with Nashville’s health care community and his extensive credentials as a practicing pharmacist and educator make him a perfect and seamless fit for our program,” said Burns. “Moreover, his commitment to developing compassionate caregivers who will excel at pharmacy practice gives me immense confidence in the future of Belmont Pharmacy.”

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Photo courtesy of the Belmont Office of Communications

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