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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
"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
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
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
"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.