Brown named assistant dean of Interprofessional Education

Dr. K. Paige D. Brown

K. Paige D. Brown (PharmD ’06) has been selected as the new assistant dean of Interprofessional Education (IPE). In this role, she will work to equip our students to function effectively as members of interprofessional rural healthcare teams.

“I am very happy that Dr. Brown has accepted the position and the challenge to lead Campbell IPE into the next phase of its development,” said Michael L. Adams (PharmD ’96, PhD) dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. “I have no doubt that she will effectively and innovatively lead interprofessional education at Campbell into the next chapter of our evolution. Working with the faculty and staff of the University, I know that she will continue to grow our place in the IPE community.”

A North Carolina registered pharmacist, Brown has been a faculty member of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences since 2010 and was most recently the vice chair of Experiential Education and a clinical assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice.

A native of Northampton County and daughter of Jacob Leonard (Leon) and Brenda Painter Dickens of Garysburg, North Carolina, Brown is the 1998 valedictorian from Northeast Academy, where her father is headmaster. Graduating summa cum laude, she received a bachelor of science degree in Biology from Chowan College before attending Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences where she graduated cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy degree. Brown then completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency in geriatric pharmacy with Campbell University and East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine.

She is a member of several state and national organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. In addition, she has held numerous committee positions within the University and CPHS.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve Campbell University in this role,” said Brown. “Campbell IPE is a uniquely positioned program in that it has the opportunity to impact not only the future healthcare professionals we are training, but also the surrounding rural communities. With continued expansion of the IPE curriculum and promotion of contributive collaboration across all of our programs, IPE at Campbell is poised to make a huge impact locally and, in time, on an even larger scale. I am honored to lead Campbell alongside my fellow colleagues on this journey to developing a prestigious IPE program that will have an impact on the healthcare landscape in North Carolina thus improving the care of patients for generations to come.”