Reza Karimi, PhD, RPh

Professor & Dean, School of Pharmacy
UC Box: 
Creighton Hall 440
Areas I Teach: 

Education & Training

2011-2012 | AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP)

2011 | Registered Preceptor, Oregon

2010 | Registered Pharmacist, Oregon

2002 | Post Doctoral Fellow and Training, Protease Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno        

1998 | PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Uppsala, Sweden

1991 | Master of Science in Pharmacy, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Areas of Research & Specialization

Interest areas include assessment and educational research and outcomes; pharmacy practice, proteases biochemistry, and the role of antibiotics on bacterial protein synthetic machinery

National Awards

2010 | AACP Innovations in Teaching: “Learning Bridge: An Integrative Tool that Bridges Didactic and Experiential Curricula to Positively Affect Student Learning, Preceptor Training, and Faculty Teamwork.” Reza Karimi, Pauline Cawley, and Cassandra Arendt.

2010 | AACP Excellence in Assessment: “Moving from Black and White to Shades of Gray: Using Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Activities to Facilitate Student Transition from Primarily Science-based to Clinically-based Pharmacy Curricula.” Pauline Cawley, Reza Karimi, and Kristine Marcus.



Reza Karimi. Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences with Patient Care Correlations. ISBN-13: 9781449621087; Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014.

Peer-reviewed articles

Karimi R, Meyer D, Fujisaki B, and Stein S (2014). Implementation of an Integrated Longitudinal Curricular Activity by Graduating Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 78 (6) Article 124.

Allen R, Copeland J, Franks A, Karimi R, McCollum M, Riese D and Lin A (2013). Team-Based Learning in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 77 (6) Article 115.

Karimi, RIn-house mentorship (2013). American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77 (3) Article 64 (Letters).

Karimi R, Pelham-Foster S, Scott BJ, and Aamodt A (2012). Developing and Implementing an Interprofessional Course and Identifying Its Strengths and Challenges. Health and Interprofessional Practice; 1(2):eP1019.

Karimi R, Elbarbry F, and Fortner J (2011). Integrative Student Learning: An Effective Team Learning Approach in a Learner-Centered Paradigm. INNOVATIONS in pharmacy; Vol. 2, No. 4, Article 57.

Karimi R (2011). Interface between problem-based learning and a learner-centered paradigm. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 2,117-125.

Karimi R, Cawley P and Arendt CS (2011). Learning bridge tool to improve student learning, preceptor training, and faculty teamwork. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75 (3) Article 46.

Karimi R, Arendt C, Cawley P, Buhler A, Elbarbry F, and Roberts S (2010).  Learning bridge: curricular integration of didactic and experiential education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74 (3) Article 48

Buhler A and Karimi R (2008), Peer-level patient presenters decrease pharmacy students' social distance from patients with schizophrenia and clinical depression. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 106.

Karimi R, Brumfield T, Brumfield F, Safaiyan F, and Stein S (2007). Zellweger Syndrome: A genetic disorder that alters lipid biosynthesis and metabolism. The Internet Journal of Pharmacology, Volume 5, Number 1.

Karimi R and Khan S (2007), Key Elements Towards Academic Success for Nontraditional Students in a Pharmacy School, International Network for Scientific Information, 3: 427-430.

Karimi R (2005), Teaching Glycolysis with the Student’s Perspective in Mind. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 69, Article 85.

Hudig D. and Karimi R (2002). Calreticulin in Cytotoxic Lymphocyte-Mediated Cytotoxicity. Calreticulin book. (Eds M. Michalak & P. E. Eggleton). Publisher: Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, Texas.

Fraser SA, Karimi R, Michalak M, Hudig D (2000). Perforin lytic activity is controlled by calreticulin. J Immunol. 164 , 4150

Ehrenberg M., Dincbas V., Freistroffer D., HeurguJ –Hamard V., Karimi R., Pavlov M., and Buckingham R (2000). The Mechanism of Bacterial Translation Termination and Ribosome Recycling In: The Ribosome: Structure, Function, Antibiotics, and Cellular Interactions (eds R.A. Garrett, S.D. Douthwaite, A. Liljas, et al.), 429.Washington, DC: ASM Press.

Dincbas V, Heurgue-Hamard V, Buckingham RH, Karimi R, Ehrenberg M (1999). Shutdown in protein synthesis due to the expression of mini-genes in bacteria. J Mol Biol. 291:745-59.

Karimi R, Pavlov MY, Buckingham RH, Ehrenberg M (1999). Novel roles for classical factors at the interface between translation termination and initiation. Mol Cell. 3 :601-9.

Karimi R, Pavlov MY, Heurgue-Hamard V, Buckingham RH, Ehrenberg M (1998). Initiation factors IF1 and IF2 synergistically remove peptidyl-tRNAs with short polypeptides from the P-site of translating Escherichia coli ribosomes. J Mol Biol. 281:241-52.

Heurgue-Hamard V, Karimi R, Mora L, MacDougall J, Leboeuf C, Grentzmann G, Ehrenberg M, Buckingham RH (1998). Ribosome release factor RF4 and termination factor RF3 are involved in dissociation of peptidyl-tRNA from the ribosome. EMBO J. 17:808-16.

Karimi R, Ehrenberg M (1996). Dissociation rates of peptidyl-tRNA from the P-site of E.coli ribosomes. EMBO J. 15:1149-54.

Ehrenberg M, Bilgin N, Dincbas V, Karimi R, Hughes D, Abdulkarim F (1995). tRNA-ribosome interactions. Biochem Cell Biol. 73:1049-54.

Jansson I, Ekblom J, Karimi R, Walum E, Aquilonius SM (1995). Cytotoxic effects of ALS serum on human cell lines. J Neurol Sci. 129:138-9.

Karimi R, Ehrenberg M (1994). Dissociation rate of cognate peptidyl-tRNA from the A-site of hyper-accurate and error-prone ribosomes. Eur J Biochem. 226:355 60.