University of Utah, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy
The University of Utah was the first American university to form a full academic department of Pharmacy Practice. In 1977, the programs in clinical pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmacy administration, nuclear pharmacy were then distributed among other departments in the College of Pharmacy and were unified in the newly designated Department.
All pharmaceutical practice and practice-related research at the University was then integrated into the new academic department. The majority of colleges of pharmacy in the nation have now established departments of pharmacotherapy. In 2005, the name of the Department was changed to Pharmacotherapy to better reflect the range of activity of the faculty.