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Timothy R. Brown

Timothy R. Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, FNAP ([email protected]), is the director of interprofessional education for the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy and a professor in pharmacology and toxicology for Augusta University Medical College of Georgia and UGA Partnership.  He received his doctorate from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at the Medical College of Virginia.

As a former family medicine provider, he precepted over 800 pharmacy and medical students from across the country, in addition to numerous pharmacy and medicine residents. In 2018, he was named Ohio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year and received the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Graduate Medical Education Leader of the year award.  Brown was also recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Faculty for Live Activities by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Brown is a past member of the ASHP Board of Directors and has been involved with committees, councils, and the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners as both director-at-large and then chair.  He is considered a national thought leader in development of pharmacy ambulatory care models and has co-authored/edited two books designed to help others build their practice model in an ambulatory care setting.

In 2019, Brown was appointed to the inaugural Section of Pharmacy Educators Executive Committee, then elected as Director-At-Large (DAL) for the Section in 2021.  He also hosts a multimedia program called, “PharmCast for the Community,” sponsored by UGA College of Pharmacy designed to highlight the impact pharmacists are having on patient care within the state of Georgia and across the country. 

I have been fortunate to call ASHP my professional home for many years and through this organization I have worked with amazing people on a host of projects that have shaped and propelled our profession forward. My time as a leader within ASHP not only allowed me to see how all the work of the members and staff culminate in policy, cutting edge pharmacy services, and member satisfaction, it also allowed me to understand next steps so ASHP remains relevant in today’s healthcare landscape. The decision to create the Section of Pharmacy Educators (SPE) is an acknowledgement of the importance of preparing future generations of pharmacy providers. SPE gives a home for pharmacy educators while also maintaining other Sections that can address their clinical practice needs and interests.

As an original SPE Executive Committee member and then elected DAL, I would like to continue my involvement to collaborate, brainstorm, discuss, and implement the next steps to strengthen the section through strategic planning and building the Section Advisory Groups. This will allow the Section to assist and support pharmacy educators in being innovative and contemporary in their educational approach, ensuring every patient benefits from care given by a well-educated pharmacy team member.

A paragraph in our professional oath states, “I will embrace and advocate change in the profession of pharmacy that improves patient care.” As Chair of the Section, my goal is to prod, guide, lead, and at times question the Section’s path because ultimately our one purpose is improving the care of our patients.