This branch owes its success to the founder, Dr. Muhammad Bagher Shayvard (RIP) , who established this branch as Pharmacy Faculty in 1986 with great dedication and hard working .In fact without his priceless efforts ,this faculty would not have accomplished its great goals of creating a chance to educate skillful pharmacy students .
Dr. Mohammad Bagher Shayvard
The founder and dean of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch (1986-2007)
In 2007 ,Dr. Seyed Mahdi Rezayat a full time Pharmacology and Toxicology professor at Tehran university of medical sciences ,became the chancellor of the branch .With this change and according to his efforts ,came the astounding development of the branch ,making it possible for students to major in 33 different fields at 3 faculties of the university .His impeccable contributions enhanced the educational quality providing means to better accomplish as a Msc ,BS ,Pharm D and PhD students .
Dr. Seyed Mahdi Rezayat
Prof. of Toxicology & Pharmacology
Chancellor- Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University (2007-present)
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for their major impact on the public health are so critical for Islamic Azad University and our country . In fact the boundaries between Pharmacy disciplines and with other sciences, are not always clear-cut therefore, collaborative teams from various disciplines (pharmacists and other scientists) worked together in this branch toward the introduction of new fields of study in pharmaceutical Sciences. After 7 years efforts , we have successfully matched these fields of study with other health fields such as Medical Nanotechnology, Toxicology, Food Sciences , Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular and cellular Biology, Phytochemistry, Essential oils technology, Applied Chemistry ,Biotechnology, MBA and Drug Quality Assurance ,etc in this educational center with more than 7000 students and these combination of unique fields has made this branch nationally unique .
Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch initially was a Faculty of Pharmacy at Islamic Azad University in 1986 with 120 students .Overcoming all those obstacle and solving so many problems made it possible to strengthen its scientific and administrative structure and foundations ,resulting in a successful education of skilled students with national and international scientific and administrative achievements .The outcome was an independent and centered Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch with 3 faculties and 4 research center with acceptable facilities and experienced professors, which was the beginning of the future advancement and development of this Branch .IAUPS ,as a financially independent branch ,being managed by a perspective and dedicated administrative team , educates creative ,ethical, professional and practical students ,preparing them to serve in different industrial ,educational ,clinical , research , service systems and improving them as well by expanding the horizons of science and enhancing community health.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch consists of four buildings:
Building No. 1 and 2: in Dr. Shariati St, Yakhchal St.
Building No.3: in Dr. Shariati St, Gheytarieh, Shahid Mousivand alley
Building No.4: in Dr. Shariati, Gholhak, Shahid pabarja alley, Ayneh Blv, Ghole yakh.
Currently there are 46 classes,36 laboratories, 4 research centers ,and 7 drug stores.
Summary of the establishment and development of IAUPS: