Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, a professor of pharmacy practice, has served as associate dean for clinical affairs for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy since August 2008. She previously served as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice for eight years, starting in August 2008.
In 2017, she led the creation of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science in the School of Pharmacy’s Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and currently serves as director.
Ross received a BBA and a PharmD degree from the University of Mississippi and completed a Primary Care Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
A board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, she previously served as director of Pharmaceutical Care Services at UMMC, overseeing the anticoagulation, asthma, diabetes and lipid clinics.
As associate dean, she serves as the School of Pharmacy’s liaison with UMMC and oversees the school’s clinical programs and partnerships.
Ross is director of the Community-Based Research Program and principal investigator of medication management projects in Mississippi communities.
Ross completed a Congressional Fellowship in the Office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. She is the current president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is a former president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association and the Mississippi Biotechnology Association.
She previously served as a member of the ACCP Board of Regents, chair of the ACCP PAC Governing Council, chair of Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc. Board of Directors, and chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice.
Ross is a fellow of the ACCP, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and National Academies of Practice (NAP).