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Norman E. Fenn III

Norman E. Fenn III, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS ([email protected]), is a clinical associate professor at Manchester University College of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also holds a pediatric clinical pharmacist appointment at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He earned his PharmD with Honors from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He completed a PGY1 residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and a two-year fellowship in academia and ambulatory care at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. He holds board certification in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacotherapy and precepts students and residents on pediatric and academia rotations.

Fenn’s service to ASHP started with the Pharmacy Student Forum, which included a term as the inaugural Chair of the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (now Advancement of Professional Practice) Advisory Group (AG). Upon graduation, he served on the New Practitioners Forum (NPF) Membership and Outreach AG and Career Development AG, culminating in a term on the NPF Executive Committee. He then transitioned to the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists (SCSS), where he was an inaugural member of the Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Pediatrics, serving as Chair for the 2020-2021 term before shifting to his current role as a member of the SCSS Educational Steering Committee. Some of the deliverables Fenn has contributed to ASHP include a leadership development series for new practitioners, platform presentations at the Midyear Clinical Meeting, and overseeing podcasts (such as the Vaccine Preventable Diseases CE series) and resource developments (Critical Care Resource Center) for clinical specialists.

It is a tremendous honor to be slated for Chair of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists and serve its diverse and talented membership. ASHP has always had a strong voice when it comes to advocating for its members and our profession, and our section is uniquely positioned to champion several endeavors that would be of increasing importance and benefit to ASHP’s mission. These include continuing to support workforce development, advancing provider status, and advocating for positive change that optimizes care for our patients. Given their impressive and sustained track record, I have the utmost confidence that our Section Advisory Groups will continue to produce high-quality resources and other deliverables that contribute to this these initiatives.

Too often many of us are experiencing burnout and being asked to do more with less (or no) resources, all while caring for patients, mentoring students and residents, and staying on top of the latest clinical updates. Being a part of the SCSS community provides the support, resources, and connections many of us rely on to stay informed while collaborating to find answers to the unusual and unique questions we encounter on a daily basis. As Chair, it would be my desire and privilege to continue to advance the mission and vision of ASHP; listen, support, and meet the current and future needs and interests of its membership; and serve at the forefront of our profession as your voice of SCSS.