Nancy and Ronald McFarlane Professorship
Nancy and Ron McFarlane are successful entrepreneurs, remarkable volunteers and committed philanthropists, Both graduates of the class of 1980, the McFarlanes endowed a professorship in Pharmacy in 2008. The couple has previously established two scholarship funds for pharmacy students – the Phi Delta Chi Scholarship and the Nancy L. and Ronald H. McFarlane Scholarship.
“The school is doing a lot of great things,” said Ron McFarlane. “We are happy to be able to help them achieve and grow their mission.”
The McFarlanes live in Raleigh, N.C., where they owned MedProRx Inc., an accredited specialty infusion pharmacy that focuses on treatments for people with bleeding, autoimmune, neuromuscular and rheumatologic disorders and other complex medical conditions. They sold MedProRx to Diplomat Pharmacy in 2014. In addition to being successful entrepreneurs and generous philanthropists, the McFarlanes are commitment public servants. Nancy has served as the elected Mayor of Raleigh, NC since 201.
In addition to their education, another reason the McFarlanes have such a strong connection with the School of Pharmacy is that they met here. Although they moved to North Carolina in the mid-1980s, Nancy McFarlane says the school has always been an anchor for them in Virginia.
“I am thrilled that we are in a position to help the school that helped us,” said Nancy McFarlane.
Donald F. Brophy is the inaugural Nancy and Ronald McFarlane Professor of Pharmacy. Brophy currently serves as chairman of the school’s Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science and is a professor of pharmacy and medicine. He holds a master’s degree in biostatistics and clinical research from VCU and a doctor of pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University.