Pharmacy dean elected to national position

December 8, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Daily Wildcat, Adam Curtis] – The UA College of Pharmacy has just added another notch on its post of faculty with distinguished honors, with the election of its associate dean of academic and professional affairs, Dr. John Murphy, as president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

As president of the ACCP, Murphy will lead an organization of approximately 10,000 clinical pharmacists while also continuing his work with the UA.

Murphy said although the position will require him to work more, “The opportunity to work with dedicated individuals in an attempt to improve the lives and conditions of others truly provides great returns.”

“The extra work yields so much that it is hardly noticed,” Murphy said.

“(Murphy) is helping to promote the profession at a time when we desperately need more pharmacists,” said Karin Lorentzen, communications coordinator for the College of Pharmacy.
Lyle Bootman, the college’s dean, said that because of Arizona’s aging population, the demand for pharmacists is high.

“There is