WSU pharmacist joins national ADA committee

Joshua Neumiller, pharmacotherapy associate professor at the WSU College of Pharmacy, was recently appointed to serve a two-year term on the American Diabetes Association’s Professional Practice Committee.

According to Neumiller, the primary responsibility of the committee each year will be to update the ADA’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The standards are comprehensive evidence-based clinical practice recommendations that guide health care providers.

“I am very much looking forward to engaging in the process,” said Neumiller. “These guidelines are widely followed by providers around the world, with the work done having a significant impact on care for people with diabetes.”

The committee also reviews and approves the ADA’s position and scientific statements, which represent official ADA opinion and are published in scholarly journals. The statements may also include scholarly synopses and clinical recommendations, said Neumiller.

“This provides a huge opportunity for me to extend my scholarship and service contributions to the ADA and represent the WSU College of Pharmacy on a national level,” he said.

Neumiller has been an active ADA member for a number of years, serving currently as editor for the organization’s journal Diabetes Spectrum and as a member of several ADA work groups. He is also a certified diabetes educator and fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. A WSU alumnus and Spokane native, he received the national Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award this year from the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute, an honor given annually to a pharmacist less than 10 years into his or her career who has demonstrated the potential to become an influential force in pharmacy.

[July 1, 2016] By: Lori J. Maricle