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ACCP Report - January 2018

ACCP Welcomes Kathy Pham, Pharm.D., BCPPS, as New Director, Policy and Professional Affairs

ACCP is pleased to announce that Kathy Pham, Pharm.D., BCPPS, has joined the ACCP Washington, D.C., office as Director, Policy and Professional Affairs. Pham comes to ACCP from the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she served as senior officer, drug safety project. Previously she was the NICU clinical specialist at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for 8 years, as well as the pharmacy residency program director.

Pham graduated with a B.S. degree in pharmacy and a Pharm.D. degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency with pediatric emphasis at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She went on to teach as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Long Island University and became board certified in pharmacotherapy in 2006. She pursued a stronger pediatric focus in her clinical practice as a pediatric clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, before specializing in neonatology at Children's National in 2008. Last year, she became a board-certified pediatric pharmacotherapy specialist.

Pham has served as a peer reviewer for many journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, and Current Medical Research and Opinion. She was also a peer reviewer for the ACCP Pediatric Pharmacotherapy textbook and a contributing editor for Reference Range Values for Pediatric Care, released in spring 2014.

Pham's active contribution and service to professional associations has been primarily through the advocacy committee at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, where she chaired the legislative affairs and public policy subcommittee for 7 years in addition to other leadership roles. She has also been a volunteer practitioner surveyor for ASHP. She has been active on the local affiliate level as president of the Washington Metropolitan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In May 2011, she volunteered as a pharmacist in Haiti at the Hospital Bernard Mevs with Project Medishare. Also in 2011, she was appointed to the BPS Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Analysis Taskforce. In 2014, she was appointed to the FDA Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee, representing pediatric pharmacy and public health experts until recently.

In her new role as Director, Policy and Professional Affairs, Pham will lead ACCP's engagement, collaboration, and communication with medical, pharmacy, other health professional societies, health quality organizations, and payers/purchasers to promote and help achieve medication optimization for individual patients and populations. Her responsibilities will also include participating in appropriate working groups and task forces of health policy development and research enterprises at the national level that address issues of interprofessional practice, research, and education. ACCP is delighted to welcome Dr. Pham to the D.C. office!