Remembering ... Albert Haskell, Ph.D.

by Chuck Brown, UNMC public relations | March 23, 2010

Albert "Al" Haskell, Ph.D., dean of the UNMC College of Pharmacy from 1972 to 1983, died March 16 in Hendersonville, Tenn. He was 84.

As pharmacy dean, Dr. Haskell led the college's move from Lincoln to Omaha and also the development of the UNMC Pharm.D., program, the first such program to be implemented outside of California.

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Albert Haskell, Ph.D.
"He was a change agent and an educational pioneer," said Jeffrey Baldwin, Pharm.D., professor and vice chairman for education in the department of pharmacy practice. Dr. Baldwin worked under Dr. Haskell from 1973 to 1983.

"He was a bold administrator and leader of the college during a period filled with change," said Edward "Ted" Roche, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, who worked under Dr. Haskell during his entire tenure as dean. "In many ways, he set the stage for the success we have enjoyed for last 30 years."

Before he was dean, Dr. Haskell served as vice chancellor of the medical unit at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Read a full obituary about Dr. Haskell online.

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