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John L. Colaizzi, PhD, RPh.
University Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
William Levine Hall, Rm 414
Phone: (848) 445 6816

PhD, Purdue University


John L. Colaizzi earned a B.S. in Pharmacy (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Pittsburgh and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Purdue University with a major in Pharmaceutical Science. He served in faculty positions at West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburg where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Associate Dean as well as Professor of Pharmacy.  In 1978 he was appointed Dean and Professor of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a position he held until October 2007, when he returned to the faculty as University Professor, Professor of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutics. For a brief period in 2003, he served as Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs.  He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, The New Jersey Pharmacists Association, and The New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  He is a licensed Pharmacists in New Jersey and Pennsylvannia.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.


Bioavailability, Bioequivalency, generic medications, pharmaceuitcal dosage forms, pharmaceutical nomenclature, professional ehtics, pharmaceutical education, pharmaceutical history, career pathways for pharmacists, professional pharmacy practice models.

Representative Papers/Publications

Reflections on My Career as Dean, in The Dean's Compass: Practical Advice for Achieving Excellence, Patricia Chase and Patti Gasdek Manolacis, Editors, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Alexandria, VA 2008

In-Store Clinics:  The Next Generation of Primary Healthcare Delivery, (with Arkadiy Makaron), New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy, September 2007, 11-12

Pharmacist' Perception of Healthy People Goals in Economically Distressed Cities, (with D.C. Suh, M.R. Greenberg, and D.Schneider), Journal of Community Health, 27,133-150 (2002)

Advanced Drug Delivery Systems in Cancer Chemotherapy, (with T.Minko, S.S. Dharap, and R. I. Pakunlu), Disease Management and Clinical Outcomes, 3, 48-54, 2001

Issues in Internet Pharmacy Practice, (with JH.C.Gallagher), The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 34, 1483-1485, 2000

Medical Grand Rounds Presentation:  "Medical Reconciliation Requirements in Hospitals,"  Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, April 15, 2008.

"The Linkage between Professional Ethics and Pharmacy Laws and Regulations,"  Combines Annual Meeting, Districts I and II, National Association of Boards or Pharmacy and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Atlantic City, NJ, October 17, 2008

Awards & Honors

Healthcare Institute of New Jersey High Tech Hall of Fame Educator of the Year Award 2008.

University of Pittsburg Distinquished Alumnus Fellow Award for outstanding professional achievements and community service, 2007

The Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation Distinquished Citizens Award, 2005

Community Leaders of Distinction Award, Middlesex County (NJ) Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2002.