<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=799546403794687&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Dr. Jenn Trujillo speaking with her students in class.

Preparing the Next Generation of Pharmacists

Dr. Jennifer Trujillo steps into role of Associate Dean for Education

minute read

Written by Brad Bobel on March 5, 2024

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is excited to welcome Jennifer Trujillo, PharmD, as the new Associate Dean for Education. With a wealth of experience in education and a career marked by a commitment to curricular innovation, Dr. Trujillo is bringing new energy towards advancing pharmacy education at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy. 

“I’ve always gravitated towards education and curricular innovation and the timing really seemed right at this point in my professional and personal life,” Trujillo explained. 

Having previously served on the School of Pharmacy's Executive Committee as faculty senate chair, Trujillo is excited to return to a leadership position again. She expressed her eagerness to bring her leadership experience to the pharmacy program, bringing a fresh perspective and a drive towards progress in pharmacy education. 

trujillo headshot

Associate Dean of Education, Dr. Jennifer Trujillo, PharmD

“With a solid background in education, curriculum development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning, I am looking forward to providing strategic direction for our education portfolio,” Trujillo said.

Trujillo's vision for her role is clear—to make a significant impact on the academic journey of pharmacy students. She speaks passionately about refining teaching methods, creating better learning environments, helping students adapt to the evolving academic setting, and building a supportive community. 

"We proudly welcome Dr. Jennifer Trujillo as our new Associate Dean for Education,” said CU Pharmacy Dean, Ralph Altiere, PhD.  “With her wealth of experience, commitment to curricular innovation, and dedication to student success, Dr. Trujillo is well suited to lead our pharmacy education programs into the future at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences."

Her commitment to student success is deeply rooted in her past contributions. Trujillo was instrumental in championing the introduction of Patient-Centered Communication courses during the last major curriculum revision over a decade ago. Her belief that effective communication with patients is paramount for pharmacists has shaped the educational landscape of the school. 

JEnn Trujillo and class

Dr. Trujillo, center right, with Dr. Sara Wettergreen, center left and their co-taught Advanced Diabetes Management class students.

Trujillo's influence extends beyond the School of Pharmacy, as she’s been actively engaged in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) since 1998. She served as Chair of the Council of Faculties, served on the Board of Directors from 2020-2023, and developed and delivered the Teachers’ Seminar. Her attendance at annual meetings, Teachers' Seminars, institutes, and leadership retreats, coupled with her leadership roles, has positioned her at the forefront of national conversations and initiatives. She spoke about the invaluable opportunities to address critical issues related to the pharmacy workforce, the gap between education and practice, and curricular overload. 

“What motivates me is a sense of purpose and passion for educating pharmacy students to make patients’ lives better,” she said.


Learn More About The PharmD Program

Topics: Faculty, Pharmacy


Related Stories