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School welcomes new faculty

Clockwise from top left: Anderson, Cen, Roman, Crawford.

VCU School of Pharmacy is proud to welcome its newest faculty members. From practitioners with long associations with the school to researchers choosing to move to VCU from other states, these recent arrivals continue our pursuit of excellence in health care, research and teaching.


Photo of Apryl Anderson.
  • Apryl N. Anderson, Pharm.D.
    Title: Assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science
    Most recent job before this one: PGY2 in academic pharmacy, VCU School of Pharmacy
    Something most people don’t know about you: I’ve co-piloted a plane (for about five minutes, but still).

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  • Name: Yana Cen, Ph.D.
  • Title: Assistant professor
  • Most recent job before this one: Assistant professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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  • Name: Alexis N. Crawford, Pharm.D.
  • Title: Assistant professor
  • Most recent job before this one: Critical care clinical pharmacy specialist and PGY1 residency coordinator for Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.
  • Something most people don’t know about you: I have three daughters, am married to a pharmacist, and am allergic to oranges but can tolerate all other citrus (it’s weird!).

Photo of Youssef Roman.
  • Name: Youssef Roman, Ph.D.
  • Title: Assistant professor
  • Most recent job before this one: Assistant professor at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Hilo, Hawaii.
  • Something most people don’t know about you: I was born and raised in Egypt so I can speak and write in Arabic.