Local ‘PharmDawg’ graduate named interim assistant dean

Published 1:59 pm Saturday, July 6, 2019

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ALBANY — Dr. Melody Clay Sheffield has been named the new interim assistant Dean for Professional Affairs at the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy’s extended campus in Albany effective immediately. She will continue in her duties as Campus Director for Pharmacy Practice Experiences in Southwest Georgia, a position she has held since 2012.

A native of Lee County, Georgia, Sheffield is a “PharmDawg” alumna, graduating with a bachelor of science in pharmacy in 1984, and a doctor of pharmacy in 2002. She has been a pharmacist in various healthcare organizations in the Southwest Georgia and metro Atlanta areas throughout her career, including her current, long-standing practice at Phoebe Putney Memorial
Hospital in Albany. Since 2002, she has worked in various capacities in the Division of Experience Programs in Southwest Georgia. Additionally, she served as chair of the Curriculum Committee during the recent curricular revision. With interest in pharmacy practice, geriatrics and experiential education, Sheffield is an author of several papers and publications in these areas. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and member of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists board of directors.

Sheffield and her husband Jim live in Albany where he is a licensed professional counselor. They are the parents of a 2019 UGA graduate, Clay, who will attend dental school this fall at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine in New York. Along with family activities,
she enjoys singing in her church choir and stargazing.

“Her spirit of loyalty and commitment to excellence for the pharmacy profession and the College of Pharmacy will serve her well in her new role,” said Kelly M. Smith, Dean, UGA College of Pharmacy. “I am confident in her abilities to be a superb leader and mentor to the faculty, staff, and students in Albany.”