DAN DEGNAN, Pharm.D., M.S., CPPS, FASHP (firstname.lastname@example.org) currently serves as Associate Director for the Professional Program Laboratory and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (Courtesy) at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Degnan has an appointment with Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue as a Clinical Research Associate with research interests in the areas of pharmacy automation and high-reliability healthcare. Before coming to Purdue, Degnan served as the Medication Safety Officer at Community Health Network in Indianapolis.
Degnan earned his Pharm.D. from Purdue University. He completed a specialty residency in pharmacy administration and an M.S. in Pharmacy Administration at the University of Wisconsin.
Degnan’s service to ASHP includes Chair, Council on Organizational Affairs; Chair, Committee on Nominations; Chair, Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners; and state delegate to ASHP from Indiana for many years. Degnan has served in many state affiliate roles, including President of the Indiana Society.
Embracing the issues that face our profession and curating effective and meaningful ways to improve them should be the work of all of us, including ASHP. Moving forward, ASHP should enhance its efforts to move the profession forward in the following areas:
- Aligning supply chain management incentives with the needs of patients and healthcare organizations.
- Promoting a rich environment for innovation and growth in postgraduate residency programs.
- Focusing on development of robust clinical well-being, resilience, and burnout mitigation resources, including profession-specific research on the issue.
- Developing the concepts of professionalism, ethics, and caring in pharmacy so that the narrative and context around a patient’s care are viewed as critical to the provision of care.
My personal and professional philosophy includes a longstanding commitment to the principles of servant leadership, lifelong learning, and demonstrating an empathetic approach to helping others. These principles have been applied throughout my career and lend themselves to the concept of a constant pursuit of excellence. ASHP and our profession deserve no less.
It is an honor to be on the slate of candidates for the ASHP Board of Directors. I would truly appreciate the opportunity to serve on the ASHP Board of Directors.