Pharmacy & Health Sciences dean appointed to N.C. Institute of Medicine

Dr. Michael Adams

Michael L. Adams (’96 PharmD), dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, was appointed a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Adams joins approximately 150 leaders in health, medicine and policy from across North Carolina to receive this honor and to partner with the NCIOM to advance health policy for a healthier state.

“The appointment of Michael Adams to the NCIOM is an appropriate recognition of his able leadership and passion for healthcare in North Carolina,” said Mark Hammond, vice president for academic affairs and provost. “As the chief academic officer of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and its graduate and professional health care programs, Dean Adams is positioned well to positively influence healthcare education and related policies across the state.”

Adams received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell and his Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then completed a post doctoral fellowship in molecular and cellular toxicology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

A North Carolina registered pharmacist, he joined the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2005 and has held several academic and administrative positions until his promotion to dean in 2015. In addition, he is a member of several state and national organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

About the North Carolina Institute of Medicine
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina’s population. The NCIOM convenes task forces of knowledgeable and interested individuals to study complex health issues facing the state in order to develop workable solutions to address these issues to improve health, health care access, and quality of health care in North Carolina. Visit for more information.