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Martin Elected to ASHP Leadership Post

ASHP members have selected Jill E. Martin, Pharm.D., FASHP, associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Cincinnati and Director of Transplant Outcomes at the University Hospital as the Society’s president-elect.  Diane B. Ginsburg, M.S., FASHP, and Lynnae M. Mahaney, M.B.A., FASHP were elected to three-year terms on the ASHP Board of Directors. 

Martin has served on the ASHP Board of Directors, and is a former chair of the ASHP Council on Professional Affairs.  She was also co-chair of the ASHP Foundation Development Committee, facilitator for the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists’ Transplant/Immunology network and a member of the Task Force on Organizational Structure.  She was the 1999 recipient of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Walter A. Frazier award. 

Ginsburg is clinical associate professor of the pharmacy practice division at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is also regional director of the university’s statewide internship program.  Her ASHP involvement includes eleven years as a state delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates, chair of the Council on Educational Affairs, co-chair of the ASHP Foundation Development Committee, and a member of the AJHP Editorial Board.  Ginsburg is also a past-president of the Texas and Austin Area societies of health-system pharmacists.

Mahaney is chief of pharmacy services at the VA Medical Center in Madison, Wisc.  Mahaney’s ASHP service includes serving as a delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates, chair of the Council on Legal and Public Affairs, and a member of the Committee on Nominations, Council on Organizational Affairs, and the Managed Care Advisory Committee. She is a former board member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. 

Martin will begin her appointment as president-elect immediately.  Ginsburg and Mahaney will begin their terms in June 2005. 

For more than 60 years, ASHP has helped pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety. The Society's 30,000 members include pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home-care, and long-term-care settings, as well as pharmacy students. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's Web site,, or its consumer Web site, .