Biography: David D. Allen
Dean of the School of Pharmacy
Dr. David D. Allen is Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Professor of Pharmacology, and Executive Director and Research Professor of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UM. Before joining Ole Miss as pharmacy dean in January 2012, he was (founding) Dean of Pharmacy and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy (formerly Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy) in Rootstown, Ohio, and Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, Texas. He also served as Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology in NEOMED's College of Medicine while pharmacy dean.
Dean Allen received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy at the University of Kentucky, then practiced community pharmacy for several years before returning to UK to earn his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. He has been licensed to practice pharmacy in five states and has been a visiting scientist in Chile, France and Switzerland, as well as at the Laboratory of Neurosciences' Neurochemistry and Brain Transport Section of the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Aging, where he also was an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow.
He has served as principal investigator or collaborator on more than 30 research projects funded by the NIH, American Heart Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the government of Chile and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Allen is the author of 74 peer-reviewed articles and 42 professional publications, and he has contributed to four books. He is also on the editorial board of Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. He previously served on the editorial boards of Pharmacology Weekly, Life Sciences and the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
The recipient of dozens of leadership, teaching, research and practice awards, Dean Allen was designated a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association in 2011 and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2004. He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Council of Deans, for which he chaired the Cost of Experiential Education Task Force. He also chaired AACP's Biological Sciences Section and Student Services Special Interest Group.