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Joseph Dikun

Joseph Dikun


Graduate Assistant, Department of Pharmacy Administration

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

University, MS

Joseph’s Story

Dr. Dikun received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio.

Dr. Dikun is currently a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Pharmacy Administration at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy where he is completing a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences with concentrations in Management and Higher Education. Dr. Dikun’s research interests include student development, leadership and professional practice in pharmacy, and health-system pharmacy practice model development. Dr. Dikun served as the 2014-2015 Chair of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners’ Section Advisory Group on Pharmacy Practice Experiences and remains an active member


Dr. Dikun works at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy on the Oxford Campus where he interacts with student pharmacists in the first and second professional years. In this role he is involved in a variety of teaching, research, and service responsibilities.

Significant Projects

Dr. Dikun currently is involved in a variety of research efforts aimed at the development of consensus standards of “advanced” pharmacy practice, an examination of psychological capital in student pharmacists, approaches for U.S. Pharm.D. recruitment to graduate education in the pharmaceutical sciences, and the development of a leadership identity development model for student pharmacists.

Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area

“The Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences are fertile ground for a student pharmacist interested in research, future academic or industry positions, and the opportunity to make a global impact on the practice of pharmacy. As an individual with practice experience, you are highly valuable to driving research efforts for the profession. Those interested in pursuing a Doctorate degree need to ensure they have done their homework and make an informed decision about the nuances of each individual program and how it will assist them in the development of a variety of skills sets.”

ASHP’s Value to Members

“ASHP provides its members with a community supporting advancing pharmacy practice, offers me professional development opportunities, and has granted me an invaluable extended family through my involvement.”

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