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4/23/2002
Press Release

ASHP Recognizes Members' Practice Excellence and Leadership

Twenty-five health-system pharmacists have been given the title "Fellow" by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in acknowledgment of their distinguished service to pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems.

The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program, which is administered by the Society’s Commission on Credentialing, recognizes excellence in practice and promotes public awareness of outstanding pharmacists. The Commission assesses each applicant’s sustained practice excellence with rigorous criteria that include contributions to scientific literature, research, and continued support of the profession through membership and participation in ASHP. Applicants also must have practiced in a concentrated area of pharmacy for at least 10 years to be considered for recognition.

  • Deepak Anand, Ph.D., Skilled Care Pharmacy, Monrovia, Calif.;  
  • Roger W. Anderson, Dr. P.H., M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston;  
  • Kathleen Hill-Besinque, Pharm.D., University Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles;  
  • Wayne S. Bohenek, Pharm.D., The University Hospital, Cincinnati;  
  • Thomas S. Brenner, R.Ph., York Hospital, York, Pa.;  
  • Judy Lynn Chase, Pharm.D., M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston;  
  • William J. Dana, Pharm.D., M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston;  
  • JoLaine R. Draugalis, Ph.D., University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson;  
  • Dana S. Fitzsimmons, M.B.A., Pfizer, Inc., Houston;  
  • Robin H. Fuerst, Pharm.D., St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, Idaho;  
  • Judy L. Gardner, Pharm.D., Northside Hospital, Atlanta;  
  • Harold N. Godwin, M.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City;  
  • Thomas G. Hall, Pharm.D., Barnes Jewish Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo.;  
  • Marie W. Jackson, Pharm.D., University Hospital, Augusta, Ga.;  
  • Jody E. Jacobson, R.Ph., FCSHP, University of California, Irvine;  
  • Matthew R. Keith, B.S., Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Huntsville;  
  • Nabil Khalidi, Pharm.D., University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor;  
  • Jonathan P. Lacro, Pharm.D., VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego;  
  • Mirta Millares, Pharm.D., Kaiser Permanente Drug Information Services, Downey, Calif.;  
  • William A. Miller, Pharm.D., M.Sc., University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City;  
  • Sara L. Noble, Pharm.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson;  
  • Lisa Hammer Rieg, Pharm.D., Kaiser Permanente Drug Information Services, Downey, Calif.;  
  • Judith K. Schneider, Pharm.D., M.S., University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, Salt Lake City;  
  • Howard W. Switzky, B.S., Kaiser Permanente, Downey, Calif.;  
  • William Yee, Pharm.D., St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, Calif.

The 2002 Fellows will be honored on Monday, June 3, during the ASHP Summer Meeting 2002 in Baltimore.

For information about the ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program or to request an application, contact the Accreditation Services Division at (301) 657-3000, ext. 1329. Information, program criteria, and forms are also available on ASHP’s Web site at www.ashp.org/public/memberconst/membership.html. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2002.

ASHP is the 31,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP, which has a long history of medication error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines. 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. For more information, visit ASHP’s Web site, www.ashp.org.