Guy DiPasque recently accepted the Vice President Pharmacy position at Haggen, Inc., a 28 store Food & Drug Chain operating two banners - Haggen Food & Pharmacy and TOP Food & Drug with HQ located in Bellingham, WA. Living in Richmond, WA just minutes from Woodinville and over 90 Wineries and Tasting Rooms. He says, “It’s God’s Country! Come Visit! and it doesn’t always rain!”
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has announced Wayne State University faculty member Douglas A. Miller, PharmD, FAPhA, as the 2013 recipient of the APhA Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award. Miller was selected in recognition for his exceptional mentorship in leadership, as evidenced by the large cadre of former students, trainees, and colleagues who have served as leaders within the profession. The award named for the pharmacy leader and former APhA staff member Gloria Niemeyer Francke, was established in 1993 to recognize an individual who has promoted and encouraged pharmacists to attain leadership positions through example, acting as a role model and mentor. Miller will be officially recognized during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 1-4 in Los Angeles, CA. The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition progam in the profession of pharmacy. Miller is a professor in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, where he teaches courses dealing with professional practice and patient care.
Professor Emeritus Joseph Dasta was appointed to the board of directors and programs committee of FACTS-CARE, the Foundation for the advancement of cardiac surgical care. This group provides multi-disciplinary educational activities for surgeons, intensivists, critical nurses, pharmacists, perfusionists, physician assistants, and respiratory therapists. At the 2012 Annual CVT Critical Care Conference, Professor Dasta presented “Update on sedation guidlines and parmacoeconomics in the critically ill CT surgery patient”. Congratulations Professor Dasta!
College of Pharmacy Career Services is hoping to grow its list of alumni shadowers who presently work as pharmacists, researchers, etc. If you are willing to have current high school, undergraduate, PharmD or PhD students shadow you at your work or practice site, please send your name, title, email address, phone number and practice site to the College of Pharmacy, Office of Student Affairs, 500 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. For more information please call 614-292-3813.
Jason Swartz ’02 started a new position in April 2012, as the Outpatient Pharmacy Program Manager, Division of Medical Assistance at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Jason received a BS in Pharmacy from Ohio State and an MBA from Xavier.