Clark Named to ASHP Pharmacy Student CommitteeJune 24, 2020
Fourth year PCOM School of Pharmacy student Jeffrey Clark (PharmD ’21) has recently been named the chair of the American
Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee for
the 2020-2021 term.
The executive committee is composed of five students appointed by the president of
the ASHP, an organization with 55,000 members including pharmacists, student pharmacists
and pharmacy technicians. As chair of the forum, Clark will serve as the voting student
representative to the ASHP House of Delegates.
He said, “I am honored to serve as the chair of the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum and
work with pharmacy students throughout the country. The Pharmacy Student Forum prioritizes
student pharmacists' needs, ensuring we are well equipped to advance in our professional
journey as we transition to pharmacy practitioners.”
Clark said his goal for this year is to increase awareness of the forum and contribute
to the overall advancement of the pharmacy profession.
Clark joins students appointed to the committee from the University of New Mexico
College of Pharmacy, the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, the University
of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, and the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
According to the ASHP website, the executive committee’s role is to advise the ASHP
Board of Directors and staff “on the overall direction of the forum, including member
benefits and services.”
Michael Lee, PhD, assistant dean for professional and student affairs at the school of pharmacy, said,
”PCOM School of Pharmacy is incredibly proud of this most recent accomplishment by
Jeff. Jeff has been heavily involved with ASHP at the national, state, local and chapter
levels.” He added, “His appointment to this prestigious panel is deserved recognition
for his leadership, hard work and commitment to ASHP and advancing the profession
of pharmacy as a student pharmacist.”
Thomas J. Johnson, PharmD, MBA, president of ASHP said, “We are grateful to Jeffrey
for his commitment to the profession of pharmacy and exemplary service to ASHP.”
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