The College of Pharmacy building on UNE's Portland Campus is the first and only facility in Maine devoted entirely to academic study and research in the field of pharmacy. It provides students and faculty with 48,000 square feet on four floors.
The building houses our Dallaire Drug Information Center and three innovative teaching laboratories dedicated exclusively to pharmacy education. It also houses a full complement of lecture halls and classrooms equipped with the latest technologies.
The Dallaire Drug Information Center
The Dallaire Drug Information Center (DIC) serves as a training site while also providing professional services to area practitioners. The Center is staffed by a specially trained pharmacist and serves as a rotation site for our fourth-year Pharm.D. students. The DIC includes all of the necessary technology and literature resources, including several computer workstations for students and faculty.
We offer drug information services to UNE faculty and staff, as well as to health care professionals throughout Maine. We have established service agreements with many of the state’s providers, including Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.
The Hannaford Pharmacy Practice Lab
This lab serves as a model of the type of pharmacy typically found in community practice settings. It provides our students with an introduction to pharmacy practice including compounding prescription products, dispensing prescriptions, and counseling patients, in a controlled setting.
The lab includes multiple computer workstations for patient profiling and inventory control. An inventory of prescription and non-prescription medications is maintained in a secure setting. A number of typical laboratory workbenches are also provided for compounding/preparation of prescriptions.
The Sterile Products Lab
This lab provides our advanced students with experience in preparing a variety of sterile parenteral medications, including small- and large-volume intravenous solutions. It is contiguous with the Pharmacy Practice Lab and includes both horizontal and vertical flow laminar hoods, and the necessary shelving for storage of medications and solutions.
The Community Pharmacies Pharmaceutics Lab
This “wet” lab introduces students to the characteristics of various dosage forms, their formulation and how these factors affect absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of typical medications. The Pharmaceutics Lab also serves as the primary location for extemporaneous compounding exercises.