1. About the university
Medway School of Pharmacy was established as a collaboration between the British universities of Kent and Greenwich, in response to a "shortage of qualified pharmacists" in the south east of England. The School admitted its first students after it received approval from the RPSGB. In September 2004: its first graduates completed Foundation degrees in June 2007 and in July 2008, the first cohort of MPharm students graduated from the school. Medway is recognised as an established school of pharmacy by The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).Students at the school benefit from an experienced and dedicated team of staff comprising of academic scientists, pharmacists and teacher practitioners form community pharmacy and the NHS, together with teaching support and administrative personnel. The school boastsmodern facilities, including a mock over the counter laboratory, a mock hospital ward and a replica of a human patient – Sim Man.
2. About academics/campuses/affiliated colleges
The campus was originally the home of the former HMS Pembroke Royal Navy barracks. In 1994, the University of Greenwich established a campus on the upper level, investing heavily over the next decade to improve and expand its facilities. In 2003, architects RMJM started work to create a visually striking shared campus which combines the historic nature of the site with the best of British contemporary architecture. In particular, the Grade II listed Drill Hall is a state-of-the-art learning resource center, incorporating a library with teaching space and ICT facilities. Medway may be a location name, but it is actually an administrative area comprising the various towns as they are known locally, namely Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham and Strood and takes its name from the strategically placed river set halfway between London and the Channel ports.
3. Research from the university
Medway School of Pharmacy has over twenty academic research staff arranged in the three primary research groups that are listed above^. In the last three years, the school has been awarded over £3 million in research and enterprise income to support our research, including substantive awards from the MRC, the BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society, the British Heart Foundation and Pfizer. Their research is published in high impact journals including Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Cancer Research. Research is of vital important to the School, taking place alongside teaching and under the guidance of its Director of Research. The School was rated as ‘Excellent’ for its research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 submission.
The following is the list of scholars from Medway School of Pharmacy who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences