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Leslie Dickmann, PhD, MPH

Associate Faculty Associate
Teaching Faculty

Responsible for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of for-credit and non-credit professional educational programs and services in the areas of healthcare and drug development. Offer career development opportunities to pharmacists, pharmaceutical professionals, managers, and government agencies worldwide. Collaborate with internal and external business partners to facilitate world-class professional continuing education programs.


Leslie joined the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development in August 2019.  She has thirteen years of experience in drug discovery and development working at both Amgen and Genentech/Roche.  Her areas of expertise include drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, drug-drug interactions, ocular and oncology drug development and patient-centric clinical trial design.  


  • In-depth understanding of drug discovery and development from lead compound to marketing authorization  
  • Communicating and messaging complex scientific data
  • Championing academic and industry collaborations
  • Innovating clinical trial design and using novel technologies on clinical trials
  • Preclinical and clinical PKPD strategy development for small molecules, protein therapeutics and novel delivery systems 
  • Utilizing pharmacogenomics to advance personalized healthcare  
  • Preparation of regulatory documents (IND, NDA/BLA and PIP/PSP) 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of immunology, cancer and ophthalmology drug development  
  • In-depth knowledge of biomarker development and companion diagnostics  


  • BS in Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington
  • MPH in Applied Epidemiology, Emory University

Current experience

  • PHM SCI 762 - The Drug Development Process I: Discovery to IND (3 credits, Fall)
  • PHM SCI 763 - The Drug Development Process II: FIH to NDA/BLA (3 credits, Spring and Fall)
  • PHM SCI 755 - Laboratory and Instrumentation Methods (3 credits, Spring)
  • PHM SCI 759 - Current Trends in Drug Discovery and Development (1 credit, Spring and Fall)
  • PHM SCI 757 - Survey of the Neuroactive Drug Development Process (2 credits, Spring and Fall)
  • PHARMACY 801 - Bioethics and Scientific Integrity (2 credits, Spring and Fall)
  • Guest lecturer - University of Washington, Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry graduate programs

Previous experience

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