Gerard Lee L. See, R.Ph., Ph.D., S.R.Pharm.S. from the Department of Pharmacy sits as the newly appointed Dean of the School of Healthcare Professions (SHCP) starting August 1, 2021.
Associate Professor See is a product of the University of San Carlos where he graduated as class valedictorian and magna cum laude (B.S. Pharmacy, 2011; M.S. Pharmacy, 2014), and earned his doctorate degree from Josai University, Japan (2019). Recently, he received certification as an immunizing pharmacist from the Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA).
Dr. See has a wide interest in research as proven by his several published articles and books. Through his work, he bagged the Young Researcher Award from Monash University (Malaysia) this year, and was also recognized by the PPhA as the Outstanding Pharmacist Researcher last August 2020. Currently, he serves as the Division IV Publication Committee Chair of the National Research Council of the Philippines.
A young dean, Dr. See views leadership as a learned skill that drives his goals into reality. To him, preparedness for any role is garnered from learning, and on one’s ability to deliver tasks with passion and integrity.
Ultimately, the new Dean believes in strength amidst adversity. “It is inconceivable for health-care-professionals-producing schools like SHCP to stop doing their role at a time of global health crisis. We shall remember [that] this collective decision of moving forward, in these trying times, was a gallant act, and that serving the people as a healthcare professional is a true act of Christian Witnessing.”
The newly appointed Carolinian Dean is hopeful to see the School of Healthcare Professions thriving and “nurtured by a faculty who are competent, well-rounded in talents, and values-centered in Catholicity.”
Reported by: Rochyn Marie Oyao