Gary Yee, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCOP, was chosen ACCP President-Elect in annual elections held this past spring. Dr. Yee is professor and associate dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Yee has been a full member of ACCP since 1984. His service to ACCP includes membership on the Research Institute Board of Trustees (1990–1992 and 2007–2009); founding director of the ACCP Research and Scholarship Certificate Program; faculty mentor for the ACCP Focused Investigator Training Program; editorial board member and scientific editor for Pharmacotherapy; and member or chair of several ACCP committees. He has presented often at ACCP meetings and has contributed original research papers to Pharmacotherapy. He was recognized as an ACCP Fellow in 1992. In other election results, Bradley Phillips, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, was elected treasurer, and Suzanne Nesbit, Pharm.D., CPE, and Terry Schwinghammer, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, were selected as regents. They will be installed at the 2012 Annual Meeting for 3-year terms. Dr. Phillips is the Millikan-Reeve Professor and Head for the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and director of the university’s Obesity Initiative Clinical Trials Unit; Dr. Nesbit is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Pain Management and Palliative Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pharmacy, and she holds faculty appointments in the Department of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland; and Dr. Schwinghammer is professor and chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.
Larisa Cavallari, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, and Michael Ernst, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM, were each elected to 3-year terms as Research Institute trustees. Dr. Cavallari is associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, and adjunct associate professor, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ernst is clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy, and in the Department of Family Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
Dr. Yee will be installed as president-elect at the 2012 ACCP Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, and he will assume the presidency the following year. As president, he will serve as chair of the Board of Regents and guide College programs and activities. In an interview with the ACCP Report, Dr. Yee commented:
I am honored to be elected as ACCP President-Elect. It is particularly meaningful for me because of the important role that ACCP has played in my own professional growth and development. I look forward to working with ACCP members, leaders, and staff to advance ACCP’s mission and meet the needs of its members. ACCP has always been a member-driven organization, and I encourage all members to be actively involved with the organization and to provide feedback to the ACCP Board and staff. Thank you for your vote of confidence and I look forward to the next three years!
Other candidates for office in the 2012 elections were John (Jack) Burke, Grace Kuo, Gary Levin, Mark Munger, Evan Sisson, and Judith Smith.