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Meyer Installed as ASHP President

Trovato, Schneider, Pawlicki, and Smith, Join Board of Directors


Gerald E. Meyer, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP, was installed last week as president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) during the 65th session of the Society’s House of Delegates in Minneapolis.

Meyer is director of experiential education at the Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia. He served three terms as chair of the ASHP House of Delegates and a member of the Board of Directors. A past president of both the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Societies of Health-System Pharmacists, Meyer is integral to the coordination of the Eastern States Residency Conference and has received several awards recognizing teaching and precepting excellence. Meyer was named “Pharmacist of the Year” by both PSHP and DVSHP.

James A. Trovato, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCOP, FASHP and Philip J. Schneider B.S.; Pharm.D., were reelected to positions on the Board of Directors. Dr. Trovato, associate professor and oncology specialist at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, will serve a one-year term as chair of the ASHP House of Delegates. Dr. Schneider, director of pharmacy services, Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan., will serve a three-year term as ASHP Treasurer.

Also taking office during the Society’s annual business meeting were Kathleen S. Pawlicki, M.S., FASHP, and Kelly M. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP, who were installed as members of the ASHP Board of Directors. Pawlicki is director of pharmaceutical services and administrative director of professional services at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Smith is associate dean, academic and student affairs and associate professor, pharmacy practice and science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

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