Bryson Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Robert (Bob) Blouin, Pharm.D. is the Bryson Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He was previously the Dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (from July 2003 to September 2017), Founding Director of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation (from December 2014 to September 2017), and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (from September 2017 to February 2022).
Blouin received his BSc from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (1975) and his Pharm.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (1978). His research interests are in the areas of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and the effect of disease and altered physiologic states on the disposition of drugs. He has published over 125 peer reviewed papers and has made over 225 invited national and international presentations.
Under his leadership as Dean, Blouin brought the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to prominence and recognized by US News and World Reports as the #1 program in the United States. In addition, Blouin raised the largest gift from a single donor in the history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ($100M) to create the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. Blouin has served on a number of boards and has been actively involved in leadership roles with numerous national organizations throughout his career.