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2/2/2001
Press Release

Carol Wolfe Takes Over Leadership of ASHP Drug Information Activities

Carol Wolfe has joined the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as vice president of publishing and drug information systems.  She replaces Dwight Tousignaut, who retired in December after 34 years with the association.  Wolfe will lead the management and development of ASHP's renowned drug information publications and electronic resources, including AHFS-Drug Information and its progeny AHFSfirst and AHFSfirst Web, and the Handbook of Injectable Drugs.  She will also help launch ASHP's new personal digital assistant called eBookman, bringing ASHP's comprehensive drug information reference to a hand-held platform this spring.

Wolfe brings more than 25 years of commercial health care publishing experience to her new position, including development of clinical references, textbooks, and periodicals in medicine, nursing, nutrition, and other health-related professions.  Before joining ASHP, Wolfe was assistant vice president of periodicals for W. B. Saunders Company where she launched 25 new health care periodicals during her 14-year tenure.  These publications include Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, Applied Nursing Research, and Critical Care Nursing Clinics. She also directed the "Clinics of North America" program that consisted of 60 health care periodicals including Medical Clinics of North America.

"We are very glad to have such an accomplished health care publishing expert on board," said ASHP Executive Vice President and CEO Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D.  "Carol's distinguished record of initiative and innovation in the development of new health care resources will be a great benefit to our members, to health-system pharmacy, and to health care in general."

Wolfe will be responsible for the continued research and development of ASHP's drug information resources, including looking for ways to make them available in a variety of electronic and on-line formats.  Additionally, she will oversee development of ASHP's web sites, ASHP.org and Safemedication.com as well as the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) and all of ASHP's educational, clinical and pharmacy management publications.

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care clinics, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems.  ASHP believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medications.  Assisting pharmacists in fulfilling this mission is ASHP's primary objective.  The Society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their delivery of pharmaceutical care, and it is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs.