Faculty and Staff
Research Associate / Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Pam Weiss, M.A., is a research associate in the College of Pharmacy who works with both the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences and the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and international communication with more than 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry in project management, research, grant development and strategic marketing and communications. For the past 17 years, Weiss has worked at the University of South Carolina in a variety of positions, developing university-wide strategic plans and recommendations and supporting multidisciplinary faculty in securing several large federal grants from the National Institutes of Health, foundations, the Department of Defense and many others. Among her accomplishments was developing the proposal to establish the USC NanoCenter in 2001 and serving for three years as director of a new Office of Research in the Arnold School of Public Health, during which time extramural awards to the school increased by 59 perent. Weiss also served as project manager for the USC Biomedical Research Initiative (BRISC)—an initiative begun in 2003 to enhance USC research in human health—and as project director for the inter-institutional S.C. Nutrition Research Consortium (NRC), the first successful partnership ever established between the state's three research universities. Before joining the College of Pharmacy in 2010, she served as assistant dean for research for the College of Social Work, supporting faculty in submitting grants and creating a new research website, research annual report and research colloquia series for the college. Weiss has spent the last six years in the College, assisting faculty with a variety of research activities, initiating a new research colloquia series, writing white papers and feature stories and supporting faculty in CPOS with securing funding for large collaborative grants.