Harold Godwin

Harold Godwin

  • Professor Emeritus
School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
Room Wescoe, 6014
University of Kansas Medical Center


  • Residency, Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH
  • M.S., Hospital Pharmacy, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Godwin served 34 years as director of pharmacy at the KU Medical Center and 20 years as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He has been involved in pharmacy organizations throughout his career and has served as president of the Kansas Pharmacists Association, president of ASHP, president of ACPE, and president of APhA.

Godwin's research has included the development of innovative services in health-system practice and community practice. He has been interested in aspects of leadership development in the profession. From a patient-care standpoint, he has been interested in medication therapy management (MTM), health literacy, and patient medication adherence or compliance.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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