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Life is Not Linear: AJHP Editor Daniel Cobaugh’s Reflections on His Career, Advocating for LGBTQ People, and Loving Exactly Who You Are

Broadcast Date: July 14, 2020


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In this podcast ASHP Vice President of Member Relations Hannah Vanderpool interviews Daniel Cobaugh on his unique career path in pharmacy, challenges he confronted and overcame as a gay man, and his role as an advocate for LGBTQ people in pharmacy. 


Dan Cobaugh

Daniel J. Cobaugh, Pharm.D. FAACT, DABAT is the vice president of publishing at ASHP and the editor-in-chief of AJHP.  His responsibilities include executive leadership for the AHFS Drug Information product suite, the ASHP Special Publishing program, and AJHP.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1987 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, magna cum laude, from Duquesne University in 1989.  He completed an ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and a clinical toxicology fellowship at the Pittsburgh Poison Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  He practiced as pharmacist-clinical toxicologist and held faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center.  He was recognized in June 2012 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy as a distinguished alumnus and was a 2013 recipient of the University of Pittsburgh 225th Anniversary Medallion.

Hannah VanderpoolHannah Vanderpool, Pharm.D., M.A., is the Vice President of Member Relations at ASHP. This position is responsible for organization-wide development and implementation of ASHP’s membership growth and development functions. The Office of Member Relations is responsible for relationships with ASHP’s affiliated state societies, pharmacy practice sections, membership forums, Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy, and relationships with key partner organizations.

Hannah graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Drake University. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was awarded the Richard H. Hutchinson Award for Excellence in Pharmacy Practice. Following the completion of her residency, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy where she taught in a number of pharmacy practice courses and coordinated experiential education programs. Hannah also received her Master’s degree in Organizational Management from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Hannah has worked at ASHP since 1997 and has traveled extensively, speaking to practitioners and students about ASHP strategic initiatives and issues in health-system pharmacy.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.
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