Gary M. Levin, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Prior to joining Larkin, Dr. Levin was the Associate Dean and Professor for Clinical Programs at Roseman University. Prior positions include Founding Dean and Professor for LECOM – School of Pharmacy, Bradenton Florida Campus; Chairman of the Pharmacy Practice Department at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy; the same position at South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia. Prior to that, Dr. Levin was tenured faculty in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine (Department of Psychiatry) at University of Florida where he became a vice chairman for research. He received his Pharm.D. from the University of Florida, then completed a Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the Gainesville VAMC followed by a Research Fellowship in Psychopharmacology at University of Florida. His first academic position was at Albany College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Levin has been board certified in psychiatric pharmacy practice (BCPP) since 1996 and is an elected fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP). He is a founding member and was the first elected president of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). He recently completed a two-year term on the CPNP Board of Directors (his second time on that BOD). Dr. Levin has lectured at Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, as well as national and international meetings on various topics in psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and pharmacogenomics. He has also been a preceptor for students, post-doctoral residents, and research fellows in both pharmacy and psychiatry.
Dr. Levin has been active in many professional pharmacy organizations and has held various appointed and elected positions. He served two consecutive three-year terms as a member of the Psychiatry Specialty Council on the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and served a five-year term with the U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention. Dr. Levin is a reviewer for many journals in both pharmacy and psychiatry and has served on several editorial boards. He has published almost 150 peer review articles, book chapters and scientific abstracts.
His research interests include improving outcomes in patients with psychiatric disorders, pharmacokinetics of psychoactive agents, and pharmacogenomic applications in patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders. He most recently had external funding to determine what effects certain antidepressants have on P-glycoprotein, an important efflux transport protein. His research group has published several papers on this topic over the past few years.
Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG
Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Programmatic Assessment
Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Dr. Benavides is Professor and Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Programmatic Assessment. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed a general practice residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and a Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at the Ohio State University. Her initial academic appointment was as an assistant professor with the University of Texas–Pan American/University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Cooperative Pharmacy Program. Prior to joining Larkin, she was an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.
Dr. Benavides is a specialist in the area of pediatric pharmacotherapy. She has extensive experience in the hospital, community, and ambulatory settings providing direct patient care to children and adolescents. She is the lead editor in the Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment books geared towards pharmacy students and young practitioners. She also serves as an inaugural member on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Pediatric Council responsible for the development of criteria and examination for board certification in pediatric pharmacy.
Dr. Benavides’ research interest revolve around safe medication use in pediatric patients, prevention of obesity and obesity-related diseases in children, and development of innovative pharmacy practice, specifically in pediatrics. She also publishes in the area of pharmacy education including innovative assessment methods for improved learning outcomes She has published over 60 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and scientific abstracts. Aside from the two pediatric books, Dr. Benavides is also an editor in Get the Residency: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation.
Dr. Benavides is active in several national organizations, notably the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (AACP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She has been elected as a fellow in both AACP and PPAG. She also serves as a peer-reviewer for numerous pharmacy and medical journals.
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Lynne Arric, M.S., Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions
Dr. Arric brings her career experience in education and counseling to Larkin as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions, and Associate Professor. Prior to coming to Larkin she was the inaugural director of student services at the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Florida. Dr. Arric received her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Lamar University in 2011. She also completed her master’s degree in Counseling & Student Personnel and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from Oklahoma State University. Previous positions include the coordinator of graduate studies in the College of Education at Lamar University and counselor and coordinator for three federal grant programs. She has assisted students in successfully navigating higher education through program management, admissions, advising, career exploration, personal counseling, leadership development, and supervision of professional staff. Dr. Arric has previous experience in the community with at-risk youth and crisis mental health. She is an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and her research interests are student retention and persistence, leadership development, stress management, academic affairs collaboration with student affairs, higher education program development, and mental health in higher education.
Kathleen Jodoin, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Dean of Experiential Education
Dr. Jodoin is Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Experiential Education at Larkin College of Pharmacy. She earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Jodoin subsequently completed an ASHP accredited PGY-1 hospital practice residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and a teaching certificate at Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy.
Prior to joining Larkin, Dr. Jodoin had experience as an independent research contractor for the Natural Standard, a medical publisher for integrative medicine, and practiced as a Clinical Coordinator at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. During her clinical practice, Dr. Jodoin operated an infectious disease and kinetic consult program, managed adherence to medication related Joint Commission compliance standards, and was involved in numerous administrative roles, committees, and clinical initiatives.
Dr. Jodoin’s additional academia contribution includes preceptor experience and facility appointments at Long Island University Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as adjunct faculty for the Physician Assistant Program at Miami Dade College. Dr. Jodoin received a certification in International Pharmacy for the University of Florida and is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She remains engaged in hospital practice at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL and is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP), and Making a Difference in Infectious Disease (MAD-ID).
Anupam Bishayee, B.Pharm., M.Pharm., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Bishayee has 25 years combined experience in pharmaceutical education, research, teaching, and administration. He received his Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.), Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.), and Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Jadavpur University, Kolkata (Calcutta), India. Dr. Bishayee performed post-doctoral research at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) and completed a fellowship in Academic Medicine from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED, Rootstown, OH). Prior to joining Larkin, Dr. Bishayee has been associated with California Northstate University College of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bishayee served as a charter faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine at NEOMED.
Dr. Bishayee’s teaching experience and interest include Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacognosy/Natural Products, Oncology, and Nuclear Pharmacy. Dr. Bishayee’s primary research interest during last two decades encompasses cancer biology, cancer therapeutics, and cancer prevention. His laboratory is involved in investigating chemopreventive and therapeutic effects of various medicinal plants, natural products, dietary and synthetic agents using various pre-clinical models of cancer, including breast and liver cancer, and underlying mechanisms of action. The various projects of Dr. Bishayee are funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as private pharmaceutical/biotechnological companies.
Dr. Bishayee has published at least 106 original research papers and authoritative review articles in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters, and presented over 25 papers at various national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Bishayee is serving as an editorial board member and reviewer of more than 50 reputed journals. Dr. Bishayee has received several research awards, including “Young Investigator” (Indo-American Society of Nuclear Medicine and Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), and “Younger Scientist” (National Science Council, Canada and Indian Chemical Society), as well as “most cited”, “most accessed” and “high-impact” articles in premier scientific journals. He is an active member of various organizations devoted to biomedical research and pharmacy education.