COVID-19 Learner Update (last updated June 2, 2020)
22 Mar

COVID-19 Learner Update (last updated June 2, 2020)

Learner Exposure Guidelines

Guidelines for the Student Pharmacist who suspects exposure to COVID-19 (on-site or off-site) or has symptoms:

Must get tested right away – whether dismissal from the site is due to the exposure or reporting to the site/University of a potential exposure

  1. Must adhere to CDC guidelines after testing:  isolate or quarantine:
  2. Must adhere to all applicable CDC guidelines going forward
  3. Must be tested a second time prior to returning to the site
  4. Must provide proof of “before and after” testing to the University and/or to the site (if required)
  5. Must comply with guidelines that your site might require of you
  6. Makeup time will depend on the preceptor’s recommendation
  7. Understand graduation may be delayed due to the extensive time missed from the experience

Any questions, contact

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and IPH:Grading Policy Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

On Thursday, March
26, 2020, the University announced a modified Grading Policy to allow students
the option of receiving either a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) or letter
grade (A/B/C/D/F) in courses that are approved to offer the S/U

Please note, the University grading policy modification EXCLUDES the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health. 

The College will
continue with its current grading policy for the PharmD and Graduate

EXCEPTION: The BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) Degree Program
Courses in this undergraduate degree program may be taught by other Colleges. As such the directives of the University will apply. Please see the:  FAMU COVID-19 Grading Policy Modification for Spring Semester Courses on the website for guidance.

Click here to download the S or U Grades FAQs and Answers
Click here to download the Modified Grading Policy Guidance for Students

For questions
or additional guidance, please contact CoPPS, IPH Office of Student Affairs:

Temporary Remote College

In adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing protocols and guidance from the University, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health has moved from face-to-face to online instruction. In addition, the College faculty and staff are currently working from a remote location; however, the College remains available during our regular hours of operation.

The FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH) remains functional for business.  However, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, please note the following modifications to operations.

  • For the remainder of the semester, classes and
    exams will be provided remotely for our students.
  • All faculty and non-essential CoPPS, IPH staff
    are asked to conduct all academic and business activity remotely.

If immediate service is needed, please see the following
CoPPS, IPH phone numbers:

  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health Main Office Number: 850-599-3301
  • Office of Student Affairs: 850-599-3016
  • Continuing Education: Mrs. Leola Cleveland 850-599-3240
  • ESAP: Dr. Sandra Suther: 850-599-3063
  • Institute of Public Health:
    • Dr. Cynthia M. Harris, Associate Dean, Institute of Public Health: 850-599-8655
    • Mrs. Marchelle Dunston Lawrence, Administrative Assistant: 850-599-3254
  • Graduate Program:
    • Dr. Karam F.A. Soliman Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies: 850-599-3306

  • Dr. John S. Cooperwood Director, Graduate Programs: 850-599-3110
    • Ms. Yolanda Boronell Coordinator, Graduate Programs: 850- 561-2119
    • Dr. Crystal Bryant Coordinator, Research Programs and Services: 850-561-2117
    • Ms. Gloria James Director, Student Affairs: 850-412-7701
  • Division of Clinical Affairs: Ms. Shirley Garrett 850-599-3344
  • Pharmacy Practice:
    • Tallahassee: Dr. Charles Weaver 850-561-2588
    • Peaden Education Center: Ms. Carol Jones-Bonner 850-689-7871
    • Tampa: Dr. Charlie Colquitt: 727- 423-7828
    • Davie: Lori Mobley: 954-376-6142
    • Jacksonville: Dr. Frank S. Emanuel: 904-391-3901
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Dr. Selina Darling-Reed: 850-459-3132

The well-being and safety of our CoPPS,IPH community is our top priority. Please see the home page, as they are regularly providing University-wide COVID-19 information.


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