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Rebecca S. Finley, Pharm.D., M.S., will be the founding dean of the Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia. Finley, a former president of ASHP, will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer. Thomas Jefferson University is opening its new pharmacy school in the fall of 2008 in response to the continued shortage of pharmacists. Finley is leaving her position as president of Meniscus Educational Institute in West Conshohocken, Pa., an accredited provider of medical, nursing, and pharmacy continuing education. Prior to her position at Meniscus, Finley served as professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration and associate dean of pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.