Message From The Dean



It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Interim Dean at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP). The College has a strong and impressive history of professional accomplishments. It has been recognized for contributions in the areas of clinical education, faculty and student research, community engagement, experiential education, student engagement, alumni engagement, and clinical education partnerships. Despite the pandemic and uncertain times throughout academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22, we have persevered. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni have demonstrated a strength of purpose, resilience, creativity, and initiative that has enabled the College to have very impactful years. I congratulate the college community on its important work of discovery, teaching, learning, and service that helps shape the future of tomorrow’s health care. I am proud and honored to be a part of this thriving academic community and look forward to all the College will accomplish during this academic year and beyond.

Our college’s faculty, staff and students fully embrace the University’s mission that “our kuleana (responsibility) is to improve the quality of life of the people of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific region and the world.” We invite students whose professional goals and aspirations align with this mission to consider applying to our program and becoming an integral part of our journey. Please visit: for more information.

In the next few months, I will be personally meeting with many of you, either collectively or individually, to gather insight what we do well and how we can strengthen our academic program and partnerships. I look forward to seeing you in our hallways, offices, around campus, in the community, professional meetings, at and in other areas reflecting your engagement with our college and across the University.

I also want to extend hearty congratulations to former DKICP dean, Dr. Carolyn Ma, on her well-earned retirement. May the next chapter in her life be joyful and fulfilling. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the Interim Dean and the very warm welcome I have received.


Miriam Mobley Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP

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Miriam A. Mobley Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP

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