Michael Wyatt has accepted a 5-year appointment as Department Chair for the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences with the UofSC College of Pharmacy.
Wyatt was appointed interim chair in September 2020 following the retirement of longtime chair Kim Creek. He joined the College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor in 1999 and was promoted to Professor in 2019.
Wyatt has served in several roles during his career with the College of Pharmacy, including helping to develop curriculum through the curriculum committee, serving as a mentor to research students, serving as principal investigator for several National Institutes of Health grants, and serving in a variety of other roles to help move the College of Pharmacy forward.
The faculty are dedicated to delivering high quality education about pharmaceutical sciences for professional pharmacy and graduate research students.
Michael Wyatt, Ph.D. Department Chair, Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences
Wyatt credits the faculty and the past leadership of Creek for developing his tremendous appreciation for the work being in done in the DDBS and his excitement to help the department continue to grow.
“The faculty are dedicated to delivering high quality education about pharmaceutical sciences for professional pharmacy and graduate research students," he says. “They are also dedicated to making ground-breaking discoveries in their respective research areas. It is intellectually challenging and stimulating just to talk to them about their research!”
In announcing the appointment, Interim Dean Julie Sease noted the accolades from Wyatt’s colleagues. “After serving a year as interim chair and having received so many recommendations from our staff and faculty, it is my pleasure to have Dr. Wyatt move into the role as chair for DDBS.”