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December 2004 Issue

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Martin Presides Over National Pharmacist Society

Published December 2004

Jill Martin, PharmD, a research scientist and specialist in the pharmaceutical needs of liver transplant patients, has been elected president of the 30,000-member American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

"To have one of its faculty elected a presidential officer in ASHP provides tremendous recognition and visibility to the UC College of Pharmacy and the university community," says Wayne Conrad, PharmD, chair of the Division of Pharmacy Practice.

"This honor reflects on the quality of faculty at the College of Pharmacy, their involvement in leading pharmacy practice, and the valuable contribution that faculty are making to national practice," he says.

During her three-year term, Dr. Martin will serve successively as president-elect, president and chair of the board of directors, and imme-diate past president of the ASHP.

An associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of Transplant Outcomes for the University Hospital Transplant Program, Dr. Martin is deeply involved in pharmacy practice, research, teaching and service.

In addition to overseeing the pharmaceutical needs of liver transplant patients, she is also involved in proactive cholesterol management. Her research is integrated into practice and includes quality of life and outcomes.

Educational roles include didactic responsibilities in the College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing, preceptoring students and residents in advanced experiential rotations, and directing the capstone course in the curriculum.

"This is a great professional and personal honor," says Dr. Martin. "I'm passionate about pharmacy practice and have a great desire to invest in its continued evolution in the U.S. and beyond."

The ASHP, one of the largest and most influential professional pharmacy organizations in the world, helps pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety. Members include pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home-care and long- term-care settings, as well as pharmacy students.

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