Employee handbook

About the college

  • History

    Officially established in 1924, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of the founding colleges of Wayne State University, a national research institution whose mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

    In 1890, the Detroit College of Pharmacy was founded as a program in the Detroit Medical College, the forerunner of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The Detroit College of Pharmacy later separated from its parent institution, operated independently for two years, and in 1907, affiliated with the Detroit Institute of Technology. In response to the urging of Detroit area pharmacists another program was developed from the six-year course in pharmacy established at Cass Technical High School into a new College of Pharmacy organized by the Detroit Board of Education in 1924.

    This College of Pharmacy and the Detroit Board of Education's Colleges of Medicine, Education, Liberal Arts, Engineering and Graduate School were united in 1933 into a university called the college of the City of Detroit and named Wayne University in 1934. In 1957, one year after Wayne University became Wayne State University, the college of Pharmacy at the Detroit Institute of Technology joined the College of Pharmacy at Wayne by merging into Wayne State University's system of schools and colleges.

    In 1974, the College of Pharmacy merged with the Division of Allied Health to form a college devoted to educating the modern health care team. Mortuary Science, which was started as a unit of the School of Business Administration in 1943, evolved into a separate department and eventually became part of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in 1985.

    Meanwhile, after growing his Arbor Drugs chain over three decades, pharmacist Eugene Applebaum '60 sold the business to CVS, dedicating himself to strengthening his hometown of Detroit through philanthropy. With his alma mater as a pivotal focus, Applebaum's generosity led to the eponymous state-of-the-art building much of our college calls home.

    In recognition of Mr. Applebaum's generosity, leadership and outstanding accomplishments as a pharmacist, philanthropist and entrepreneur, the Wayne State University Board of Governors voted in 2001 to name the college the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences â€" WSU Applebaum for short.

    Today, WSU Applebaum is one of Wayne State's 13 schools and colleges.

  • Mission and vision

    WSU Applebaum's mission is to advance the health and well-being of society through the preparation of highly skilled health care practitioners and, through research, to discover, evaluate, and implement improved models of practice and treatments in health sciences and pharmacy.

    The health sciences and pharmacy programs within WSU Applebaum are recognized nationally and internationally for the preparation of graduates, who transform health care through leadership and commitments to exceptional care for patients and clients, and for scholarship in basic, clinical, translational, applied sciences and the scholarship of teaching, learning and service.

  • Strategic plan

    View the college's current five-year strategic plan. The college is currently drafting the next iteration of its strategic plan to support Wayne State University's 2022-27 strategic plan.  

  • Bylaws

    The bylaws delineate the relationship of the college to Wayne State University, and provide procedures for governance of the college, its functions and its faculty.  

    Download bylaws

  • Administrative structure

    View the most up-to-date listing of WSU Applebaum administrators. A key tenet of Dean Brian Cummings' leadership is transparency. To this end, on the Administration web page you'll also find links to meeting minutes, memos, committee rosters and quarterly updates.

  • Academic departments and programs

    WSU Applebaum comprises four departments,11 programs, and degrees at a range of levels.

    Although each program maintains autonomous admission requirements, curricula, degree requirements and academic procedures, they often interact to prepare students to be efficient and collaborative members of interprofessional health care teams.

    Division of Pharmacy

    • Associate Dean Susan L. Davis

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC)

    • Chair Steven Firestine
    • MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Doctor of Pharmacy  (a collaborative effort of PPR/PSC)

    Department of Pharmacy Practice (PPR)

    • Chair Lynette Moser
    • Doctor of Pharmacy (a collaborative effort of PPR/PSC)

    Division of Health Sciences

    • Associate Dean Sara Maher

    Department of Applied Health Sciences

    • Chair Mark Evely
    • BS in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)
      • Program Director Karen Apolloni
    • BS in Mortuary Science (MortSci)
      • Program Director Mark Evely
    • MS in Pathologists' Assistant (PAA)
      • Program Director Lou Kramer

    Department of Health Care Sciences

    • Chair Diane Adamo
    • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (NA)
      • Program Director Mary Walczyk
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT)
      • Program Director Kristina Reid
    • Master of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS)
      • Program Director Mary Jo Pilat
    • Master of Occupational Therapy (OT)
      • Program Director Doreen Head
    • BS in Radiation Therapy Technology (RTT)
      • Program Director Jeannetta Greer
    • BS in Radiologic Technology
      • Interim Program Director Kathy Kath
  • College committees
    • Dean's Executive Committee
    • Research Committee
    • Promotion & Tenure Committee
    • Academic Staff Tenure / Employment Security Status Committee
    • Life & Wellness Committee
    • Salary Committees
    • Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) Committee
    • Nominating Committee
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Committee
    • Budget Advisory Committee
  • Faculty and staff directories

Human resources

  • WSU Applebaum HR

    The WSU Applebaum Business Office (2600 Dean's Suite) oversees college personnel issues: Provides consultation and assistance to college departments regarding hiring process, performance reviews, benefits, training, time reporting, salary administration, and employee retention.

    Call the office at 313-577-1578.

  • Wayne State University HR
    The university's Human Resources website  provides a wide range of information and resources for your personal and professional development, answers to frequently asked questions regarding employment, and current and future HR events. Listed are external resources and other WSU department websites, including Equal Opportunity, Labor Relations, Payroll, Academic Personnel, and Wellness Warriors.
  • Payroll
    The university's Payroll Office is responsible for issuing employees' paychecks and stipend payments and processing tax payments for social security, federal, state and city taxes, vendor payments, and direct deposit of checks. For a complete list of services, visit the Payroll website.
  • Benefits:  Total Compensation and Wellness

    The Office of Total Compensation and Wellness administers health and wellness benefits, retirement plans, tuition assistance  for employees and their spouses or dependents, and flexible spending accounts.  

  • Wayne State OneCard system
    The OneCard is a multi-purpose identification and debit card. The front of the card shows your picture and identifies you as a WSU student, faculty or staff. The OneCard also offers a "cashless" environment to its cardholders by debiting funds from their accounts. The card can be used for parking, door access, copying and printing services, as well as food and bookstore purchases. Go to the OneCard website or call 313-577-CARD (2273) for complete information.
  • Performance evaluations
    Each Wayne State employment class has its own  timeline for conducting performance evaluations. Most evaluations are done in Cornerstone Conversations.
  • Employee development
    Wayne State's Organization & Employee Development  department provides information on training opportunities, non-credit tuition information, new employee orientation, HIPAA training, university  events, and a variety of other information and opportunities for employees.  
  • Policies and processes
    Documentation of Wayne State's  HR process, university policies, Non-Represented Employee Manual, Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual,  collective bargaining agreements, equal opportunity and more  can be found on the Policies and Procedures website.


  • Addresses, hours and access

    Applebaum Building
    259 Mack Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48201

    "APHS" is the WSU building code designation for the main Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences building, 259 Mack Avenue at John R, Detroit. Entrance into the building is accessed from Brady Street (north side of the building). The building is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday. Access after hours is gained with coded authorized OneCard for faculty and staff. Students must be attended by a faculty member after hours. (After-hours access authorization is processed through the WSU Applebaum Business Office, Room 2605 in the Dean's Suite, and coded through the WSU Police Department.)

    Mortuary Science Building
    5439 Woodward Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48202

    The Mortuary Science Building is  part of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and is located on Wayne State's main campus at 5439 Woodward  near  Ferry Street. The building is home to the Department of Applied Health Sciences,  which includes the Mortuary Science, Pathologists' Assistant and Medical Laboratory Science programs.      

    Faculty, staff and students must have OneCard-coded access into the MortSci Building, which is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. After 5 p.m., the student lounge and first-floor restrooms are the only accessible areas. There is no access to the building on weekends or holidays.      

    The MortSci Building Business Office (Room  114) is responsible for  faculty  office, classroom and key assignments; audio-visual equipment needs; security and maintenance issues, computer set-up, telephone, mail service, and other building coordination. Contact the Mort Sci Business Office at 313-577-2050.

  • Maps and parking

    A map of Wayne State University, including all buildings and parking structures, can be found at https://maps.wayne.edu.

    Applebaum Building parking is in Structure 7. The most convenient Mortuary Science Building parking is in surface lot 33.

  • Keys
    Requests for office, classroom, laboratory and other building keys must be made by supervisors to the Business  Office (ae9398@wayne.edu).
  • OneCard access
    Several hallways and suites are restricted to those with OneCard access. To get your OneCard properly coded for specific access to internal areas of college buildings, contact the Dean's Office (cphsdean@wayne.edu). OneCard access to exterior doors for  24-hour building access is handled through the Business  Office (ae9398@wayne.edu).
  • Room scheduling
    Applebaum Building classroom and auditorium scheduling is coordinated through Eric Upshaw in the Office of Student Affairs (Suite 1600). To view current room bookings, visit:  http://ems.wayne.edu/EmsWebApp/Default.aspx.
  • Mailboxes and package service

    Outgoing campus and US mail is picked up Monday through Friday. Incoming campus and US mail is deposited Monday through Friday in each department/program assigned mailbox, located in the freight elevator corridor next to the Office of Student Affairs.

    Federal Express (FedEx), United Parcel Service (UPS) and DHL delivers packages to Wayne State University Central Receiving.

    Please use the following mailing address on all orders and requests for incoming packages and supplies:

    Wayne State University
    1200 Holden
    Detroit, MI 48202
    NAME: (to whom the order goes)
    Department, Program, Lab, or Office number:

    Central Receiving staff will quickly process and deliver shipments directly to your offices, based on the information from the Purchase Order, individual or office number listed on the address.  

    Delivery access to your office area

    If your office or lab is located in a restricted area, please put delivery instructions in a visible location area and ensure that personnel are available to receive deliveries.

    The Office of Student Affairs (Room 1600) will only receive packages that are undeliverable by Central Receiving. It will be the responsibility of each department/program to ensure that packages are retrieved/distributed within your respective locations. The Office of Student Affairs staff will not be held responsible for perishable or otherwise time-sensitive deliveries that are left unclaimed in their office.

  • Photocopiers
    Photocopy equipment for faculty and staff use are located in each department/program suite. Students have access to copy machines and printers for a fee using their WSU OneCard in the Learning Resource Center, lower level Commons area of the Applebaum Building.
  • Art collection

    Along with Eugene Applebaum's 1998 gift to the university, the largest individual gift in its 150-year history, was the gift of an important contemporary art collection. This art collection, on permanent display in Applebaum Building, is used to educate and inspire, but most importantly, to prepare future health care leaders, practitioners and researchers to be holistic problem solvers who have the ability to form meaningful connections with their patients and the world around them.

Support services

  • Business  Office

    The WSU Applebaum Business Office is located on the second floor, Room 2606 in the Dean's Suite, 313-577-1578.

    Responsibilities and services include:

    1. personnel administration (performance reviews, benefits, time reporting, salary administration)
    2. accounting and budget processing
    3. payroll distribution
    4. office and classroom keys
    5. telephone
    6. building security
    7. maintenance/custodial services requests
    8. visitor parking  

    Note: Wayne State's  Department of Parking and Transportation is responsible for faculty, staff and student campus parking.  

  • Computer & Information Technology (C&IT)

    The Campus and Classroom Technology Services (CCTS) team provides IT support for administrators, school and college classrooms, and general purpose classrooms (including special events).  The team has support staff across campus to provide personal and customized support to Wayne State schools, colleges, and departments. CCTS manages and supports all Wayne State University-owned computers in all academic and administrative units, including the daily basics of computer maintenance, off-site software updates, additional protection against viruses and malware, and even the supply of new computers every four years as a part of their refresh program.

    Getting tech help

    Call 313-577-HELP (7-4357. Available from 7:30am â€" 8pm and after hours support through operations.   The Help Desk will try to solve your problem on first contact, if they cannot, they will put a ticket into Cherwell that will immediately go to your local IT support team.    If it is an emergency, the Help Desk will contact your local support team immediately or escalate it to Management.  

    Using the Help icon on your desktop. This is your way of creating your own ticket that will route directly to your local IT support team.   This shortcut can be used to log support calls, to make requests for software installs, and many other IT-related support and service offerings (more to come on this as we start the refresh and migration process!).   *Please note*  If you were already using the Cherwell ticketing system, your tickets will continue to route to the appropriate support person.  

    The URL for this shortcut is:  https://go.wayne.edu/desktechsupport.

    Campus and Classroom Technology Services forms


    The desktop support group formerly known as DeskTech is transitioning to a broader team known as Campus and Classroom Technology Services (CCTS). Customers may use the forms below to submit a service or desktop support request. All  requests are addressed on a first-come, first-served basis. For emergency assistance during normal business hours, please call the C&IT Help Desk  at 313-577-4357.

    Request support

    1. Report a Problem/Request IT Support
    2. Request Software or Computer Accessories
    3. Request Changes to W: Drive or Employee Files
    4. Request Active Directory Account (Computer Login)

    Request computer(s)

    1. Add Computer to Department Refresh Program
    2. Request Non-Refresh Computer/Trickledown (no charge for trickledown)
    3. Request Research/Grant Funded Computer
    4. Request Loaner Equipment

    All other Wayne State users may contact the  C&IT Help Desk  for support at 313-577-4357 or  helpdesk@wayne.edu.

    Acceptable use of information technology resources


  • Library services

    The Learning Resource Center (LRC), located in the lower level Commons area, offers basic reference tools, reserve materials, books and a variety of media. Through this facility, students have access to a number of computers to obtain information resources as well as a large computer laboratory. LRC hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The LRC is not open on the weekends. Contact information for the LRC coordinator is 313-577-1279.

    Additional resource materials can be accessed through the Shiffman Medical Library and Learning Resource Centers system or the University Libraries system.

  • Parking and Transportation Services
    Wayne State's Department of Parking and Transportation Services is responsible for providing well-maintained, safe parking facilities, vehicles and transportation for employees, students and visitors. The present parking system is comprised of seven structures, including the Welcome Center Garage and 44 surface lots. The current total capacity of the system is 12,500 spaces.
  • Campus emergency alerts
    WSU Broadcast Messaging Service delivers emergency alerts and other significant messages for students, faculty  and staff. For more information on the service, click https://broadcast.wayne.edu/login.cfm.

Teaching resources

Student services  

  • WSU Applebaum Office of Student Affairs
    The Office of Student Affairs (Suite 1600, Applebaum Building)  provides recruitment, retention and advising support to prospective and current students. Financial aid, crisis intervention, student advocacy are a few of the services of this Office. It also coordinates the college's academic activities with the main campus, including graduation, new student convocations and learning communities. Call 313-577-1716 or email cphsinfo@wayne.edu for additional information.
  • Student handbook

    The WSU Applebaum student handbook provides students with curriculum information, professional organizations and guidelines, academic policies and procedures, online student services and general information, and a listing of available scholarships.

  • Student rights and responsibilities
    Upon recommendation of the Student-Faculty  Council, University (Faculty) council, and the President-Deans Conference, the Board of Governors in January 1967 approved a comprehensive statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities for the university.  
  • Financial aid and scholarships

    Federal financial aid awards are available to pharmacy and health sciences students who demonstrate financial need as defined by the federal government. Further information can be obtained by Financial Aid.

    WSU Applebaum awards approximately 200 privately funded scholarships each year. Private scholarships are awarded to students in good academic standing based on criteria determined by the contributors and recommendations of the  faculty. Students should contact their program administrators regarding the application process or the college's Office of Student Affairs at 313-577-1716 or email cphsinfo@wayne.edu.    

    The college also offers short-term emergency loan funds for students. If you have questions regarding financial aid, you can email finaideacphs@wayne.edu or call 313-577-3201.

  • Academic services and regulations

    Academic files for all programs are housed within the University Registrar's Office.  You can access the request to review academic files policy from the University Registrar's website.

    Academic regulations are specific for each WSU Applebaum program and can be found in the Bulletins. WSU academic rules and regulations can be obtained by clicking on  Academic Regulations.

  • Academic and professional requirements
    WSU Applebaum comprises academic and professional programs in 11 disciplines. Each program has its own specific academic requirements. Explore the WSU Applebaum Programs  webpage  for information on each of the programs.
  • Academic Bulletins

    The university Bulletins contain the general rules and regulations for study at Wayne State University. It is the responsibility of the student to meet and satisfy all university, college, and program requirements. The university reserves the right to change any provision at any time. Undergraduate and graduate Bulletins are available online.

Research support

  • University resources

    For WSU Research and other research information, such as sponsored research, support, centers and institutions, click on http://research.wayne.edu/ or call 313-577- 5600.

    Helpful links:

    1. Animal Investigation Committee: 313/577-1629
    2. Division of Laboratory Animal Resources: 313-577-1107
    3. Grant writing courses: 313-577-1628
    4. Human Investigation Committee/HIPPA: ; 313-577-1628
    5. Office of International Students and Scholars: 313-577-3422
    6. Sponsored Program Administration (SPA): 313/577-5600
    7. Patents and copyrights: 313/577-5541 
  • WSU Applebaum resources

    For WSU Applebaum research and other research information specific to the college click on www.cphs.wayne.edu/research/.

    Associate Dean for Research: Anjan Kowluru, email: akowluru@med.wayne.edu/, phone: 313-577-5490

    Grant administrators:

    Brandon Parker, bb8376@wayne.edu

    Elise Tillema, hl9797@wayne.edu

  • Sponsored Program Administration (SPA)
    WSU Sponsored Program Administration (SPA) seeks to provide our college faculty, staff, and students with the best possible resources to facilitate their efforts in the identification of funding sources, submission of proposals, and administration of sponsored programs, private grants, and gifts. Click on www.spa.wayne.edu/index.html; or call SPA at 313-577-5600.
  • Graduate research assistants
    Typically doctoral students in good standing provide approximately 20 hours of service per week per semester in research or academic activities relevant to their programs of study. These activities should relate directly to the student's degree requirements and contribute to a student's dissertation, thesis, essay, independent or directed study, or otherwise be undertaken for the primary benefit of the student's research, scholarship or academic program. All Graduate Research Assistant appointments must include a Graduate Research Assistant Certificate of Relevancy. See University Policy 2000-2 - Position Definitions and Terms of Appointment for Titles Held by Graduate Students and Postgraduate Trainees www.bulletins.wayne.edu/fib/fiba.html. For more information, see http://gradschool.wayne.edu/assistantships/description.php.  
  • Safety and security

    Public Safety
    Non-emergencies: 313-577-6057; emergencies: 313-577-2222

    Office of Environmental Health and Safety is a division of Research Support and committed to providing quality environmental health and safety management services for University students, faculty and staff. Click www.oehs.wayne.edu/ or call 313/577-1200 for information on emergency procedures, reportable injuries, spill policies and procedures, radioactive caution, and other health and safety concerns.

  • Academic freedom

    WSU Policy

    Faculty and academic staff are represented by the American Association of University Professor and the American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT), click www.aaupaft.org for information on rights and benefits.

  • Academic life and appointments

    Faculty and staff classifications www.bulletins.wayne.edu/fib/fiba.html

    Evaluation http://www.aaupaft.org/all-contracts

    Graduate research assistants and graduate teaching assistant  http://gradschool.wayne.edu/assistantships/description.php

    Faculty and academic staff are represented by the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT), click www.aaupaft.org for information on rights and benefits or call 313/577-1750.

    International Office of Students and Scholars provide information based on Immigration and Naturalization Services and WSU rules and regulations. www.wsuoiss.wayne.edu/general_information or call 313/577-3422.

  • Memberships, affiliations and joint ventures with outside institutions

    Academic practical experience

    Practical training and experience for academic credit, such as clerkships, practicum, field placement, fieldwork, externship, internship, etc. is specific to each program. Contact program director for information.

    Affiliation agreements

    WSU Applebaum has a number of affiliation agreements with hospitals, clinics and other organization. Contact the Senior Program Records Clerk at 313/577-2320 or email af8230@wayne.edu for information.

    Visiting Scholars

    Visiting professor, research scholars, and short-term scholars are eligible to participate in the Wayne State University Exchange Visitor Program. Click on http://www.oiss.wayne.edu/international/index.php for general information, roles and responsibilities, health insurance, application checklist, forms and other pertinent information or contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at 313/577- 3422.

University services and resources  

  • WSU Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM)
    This is the official compilation of the University's administrative policies and procedures. The policies, procedures and other information in the APPM are derived from sources such as decisions of the Board of Governors, operating requirements, procedural studies and review of organizational responsibilities, standard practices and legal requirements.
  • Board of Governors
    The Board consists of eight members elected by the people of the State of Michigan for eight-year terms. Members of the Board serve without compensation but are entitled to necessary expenses incurred in connection with the duties of their office. The Board of Governors elects the President of the University, has general supervision of Wayne State University and the control and direction of all expenditures from University funds. It enacts bylaws and regulations for the conduct of its business and for the governance of the University. It sets tuition and policy for other fees and charges, determines the compensation to be paid for service; confers degrees and sets the policy for management of gifts, grants, bequests, agreements and contracts and leases or disposes of property. To learn more about the WSU Board of Governors, click bog.wayne.edu/
  • Government and Community Affairs
    The Office of Government and Community Affairs supports the WSU goals and strategic plan by working with local, state and federal elected officials to ensure adequate funding for the University and its more than 28,336 students who are enrolled during the Fall semester 2013 in one or more of the University's 375+ academic programs. Our Community Affairs office is actively involved in the community, working with the many diverse ethnic and cultural organizations throughout Detroit and the metropolitan area. Click on www.govaffairs.wayne.edu/ to learn about the Office's responsibilities, activities and involvement in Detroit Cultural Center,
    Alumni in Government, Research and Technology Park, University Research Corridor, Legislative Action Center, Advocacy Issues.
  • Alumni

    Founded in 1935, the Wayne State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) is dedicated to creating and sustaining lifelong relationships among alumni, friends and the University community. It sponsors a range of events throughout the year to suit every interest â€" social, cultural, educational, career or family oriented. Click alumni.wayne.edu/index.php to learn more about the organization's Membership, Publications, Advocacy, Affiliate Groups, Travel, Awards & Scholarships.

    WSU Applebaum Alumni Relations Officer Shannon Herron-Plaza serves the college and its alumni. She can be reached at splaza@wayne.edu

  • Central WSU Marketing and Communications
    WSU Office of Marketing and Communications offers a variety of integrated, creative solutions and a full cycle of services, which include photographic, publication design, and web communication solutions. Click www.mac.wayne.edu/
  • Wayne State University Police Department

    The Wayne State University Policy Department provides a full- range of professional police services for both the main and medical center campuses as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. Each officer has at least a bachelor's degree and many have advanced degrees. All WSU police officers are fully licensed through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. All officers are sworn Peace Officers commissioned under State law and each officer also has been commissioned as a Detroit Police Officer.

    Important Notice: If someone has a personal injury or illness in the college buildings, lawns, parking lots, or events that requires medical attention, report these instances to WSU Police 313/577-2222 (campus phone dial 7-2222) DO NOT DIAL 911 - it takes too long for emergency response. Non-emergencies: 313/577-6057