Gail Orum-Alexander, Pharm.D.

Dean, College of Science and Health

Gail Orum-Alexander, Pharm.D. is the Dean of the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  Dr. Orum-Alexander joined the faculty of the Charles R. Drew University in 1992 as an Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant Program.  She also serves as director of the Pharmacy Technology Program and a faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program.  Prior to her appointment as Dean, Dr. Orum-Alexander served as Interim Assistant Dean.  She also served as the Vice-Chair of the General Studies Department. In that capacity, she developed and implemented the Bachelor of Science in Pre-Healing Arts and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medicine Programs to prepare students for careers in medicine and the health professions.  Her current focus as Dean is to develop the School of Nursing Programs and to strengthen existing programs in the college. 

Dr. Orum-Alexander has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy located in Los Angeles, California.  She is a registered pharmacist in the State of California.  Dr. Orum-Alexander currently serves on the Campus-wide Software Implementation and WASC Oversight Committees.  She has served on several university committees including the Drew Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Curriculum and Learning Resources Committee of the Academic Senate. She also served as Chair of the Education and Academic Policy Committee in the College of Science and Health. She has published and reviewed articles on the pharmacologic management of obesity and obesity in children and adolescents.  Dr. Orum-Alexander is actively involved in organizations both locally and nationally, as well as community programs that focus on the prevention and management of diabetes in minorities. She is a member of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she is active in the Committee on Goals.  She is a member of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council and has served in the past few years as an item writer for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.  Professor Orum-Alexander served as Secretary for the Central Los Angeles Pharmacist Association (a local chapter of California Pharmacists’ Association), from 1990-1998.  Her honors include, “Most Outstanding Faculty Award”, Charles R. Drew University, College of Science and Health (1997 & 1998), Recognition Awards from Physician Assistant Students (2002 & 2003), Best Teacher Award from Pharmacy Technology students (2002), and the “Outstanding Faculty Service Award”, Charles R. Drew University, (2004). She is listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”, 9th edition, 2005.