Lisa Lubsch, PharmD, clinical associate professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, has been appointed president of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. She had served as president-elect for the past year.
The group’s membership spans 50 states and 20 foreign countries, and is the primary resource for pediatric medication therapy in children. The group develops educational programs for practitioners and families to influence the safe and effective use of medications in children.
“I’m excited and honored to accept this role,” Lubsch said. “To be amongst the previous PPAG presidents, all of whom are major players in the field of pediatric pharmacy, is humbling.”
Lubsch (left) has been an active PPAG member for more than 15 years serving on the advocacy and education committees, board of directors, as secretary and president-elect. She will serve as president through spring 2017.
Of her work with the organization, she is proudest of establishing the PPAG-University, which houses the Pediatric PharmPrep Advanced Guide, an online resource for Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacy.
“I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than making a difference in a child’s life,” Lubsch said. “PPAG is a passionate group, and we radiate that in what we do, from advocacy to drug safety and research to education endeavors. I look forward to seeing this organization continue to impact pediatric pharmacy all over the world.”
— From the Illinois Business Journal