Burgunda V. (Gundy) Sweet, PharmD, FASHP

Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Medication Use Policy
Rotation(s) Offered: Academia


As the Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment, I am responsible for oversight of the PharmD curriculum at the College of Pharmacy, including ensuring compliance with accreditation standards, review and revision of the curriculum, and annual assessment of student outcomes. As a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, my teaching responsibilities span the didactic and experiential programs. I teach in the EBM thread for P1-P3 students and lead the P3 ethics class. I’m also the lead faculty for the large-scale IPE class that has over 500 students from 5 health-science programs. As a clinical pharmacy specialist in medication use policy, I am responsible for formulary management and medication policy in the ambulatory infusion areas. 

Pharmacy School Attended: University of the Pacific, CA

Other Training:

  • PGY1 Pharmacy: San Diego VA Hospital
  • PGY2 Drug Information: University of Michigan
  • ACPE certified site visitor for accreditation 

Areas of Interest

Research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning

Honors & Awards

  • 2019: Innovation and Excellence in Interprofessional Education, University of MichiganCenter for Interprofessional Education
  • 2017: Best Publication of the Year, “A modified Delphi process to define competencies for assessment leads supporting a doctor of pharmacy program”, Am J Pharm Edu. 2016;80:167.AACP Social and Administrative Science Section
  • 2017: Teaching Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • 2015: Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, University of MichiganTeam-Based Clinical Decision Making, Interprofessional Education 
  • 2013: Teaching Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Tucker E, Fox E, Sweet BV. The drug shortage era: a scoping review of the literature 2001-2019. Clin Pharmacol Therapeut. In-press in June 2020.
  • DeBiase CM, Beleh M, Bostwick, JR, Marshall VD, Sweet BV. Evaluating pharmacy students’ use of ExamSoft-generated strength and opportunity reports. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. Accepted. June 2020.
  • Sweet BV, Fischer DJ, Khan EM. Incorporating grand rounds into an existing pharmacy ethics course: an interprofessionaleducation opportunity. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2019;17. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2019.100282
  • Janke KK, Kelley KA, MartinBA, Ray ME, Sweet BV. Identifying high impact assessment practices and managing low impact ones. Am J Pharm Edu. 2019;83(7):article 7496. https://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/ajpe7496
  • TuckerEL, Daskin MS, Sweet BV, Hopp WJ. Incentivizing resilient supply chain design to prevent drug shortages: policy analysis using two-and multi-stage stochastic programs. IISE Transactions. 2019; DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2019.1646441
  • Sweet BV, Assemi M, Boyce E, DiVall M, Garavalia LS, Gortney J, McCollum M, Roberts RM. Characterization of use of pharmacy curriculum outcomes assessment across accredited colleges of pharmacy. Am J Pharm Edu. 2019;83(7):article 7091. https://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/ajpe7091
  • Kelley KA, Sweet BV, Janke KK, Plake KS, Yee GC. Employment trends for doctor of pharmacy graduates of research-intensive institutions 2013-2017. Am J Pharm Edu. 2019;83:article 6864. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe6864
  • Sweet BV, Madeo A, Fitzgerald M, et al. Moving from individual roles to functional teams: a semester-long course in case-based decision making. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2017;17:11-16.
  • Janke KK, Kelley KA, Sweet BV, Kuba S. A modified Delphi process to define competencies for assessment leads supporting a doctor of pharmacy program. Am J Pharm Edu.2016;80:article 167. 
  • Sweet BV, Kelley KA, Janke KK, et al. Career placement of doctor of pharmacy graduates at eight US Midwestern schools. Am J Pharm Edu. 2015;79:article 88. 
  • Racz R, Sweet BV, Sohoni P. Acetylcysteine: emerging uses for neuropsychiatric disorders. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2015;72:923-9