TTUHSC Names New Regional Dean for the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy

Krystal Haase, PharmD

Krystal Haase, PharmD

Krystal Haase, PharmD, has been named regional dean of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy on the Amarillo campus. TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Dean Grace Kuo, Ph.D, PharmD,  said Haase offers professional and academic skills necessary to build and lead the Amarillo campus for years to come.

“I am very excited to have Dr. Haase take on the role as our new Amarillo regional dean,” Kuo said. “She is an excellent pharmacist with two board-certified specialties in pharmacotherapy and critical care. She is a native of the Texas Panhandle and is well connected with the Amarillo community.”

Kuo said with the four campuses located in Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene and Dallas, regional deans serve as administrative officers responsible for comprehensive programmatic delivery and the day-to-day operations of the regional campus. In addition to working with students, faculty and staff, regional deans also work with the dean on recruitment, collaborating with other schools and building community partnerships.

At the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, Haase has served as a faculty member for 23 years, division head of adult medicine for ten years and program director for various residency programs in Amarillo.

“At this stage of my career, I aim to contribute back through mentorship and the development of others,” Hasse said. “My mission is to make a measurable impact in the lives of my learners, patients and colleagues.”

Haase has served in multiple committees and actively participated in professional organizations, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.  

“I am excited to explore this new avenue of service to TTUHSC and am intrigued by the opportunity to grow relationships on the Amarillo campus, build connections with other schools and stakeholders in our community and lead innovations that expand the footprint of pharmacy practice, education, research and service in our region,” Haase said. “Under the leadership of the dean, I look forward to collaborating with other campus and school leaders as well as my Amarillo SOP family.”

Haase began her new position on Jan. 1, 2023.

The TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy aims to train future health care leaders in pharmacy and research. The school is the only TTUHSC school headquartered on the TTUHSC Amarillo campus.  

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