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Career Seminar Series

The Preparing for Your Career in Pharmacy Seminar Series was initiated by the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2012 to introduce student pharmacists to thought leaders and entrepreneurs.

These speakers come to campus throughout the academic year and give insights on the opportunities available for future pharmacists to advance the pharmacy profession.

The seminars support the college’s mission to educate outstanding health care professionals and scientists, and expose student pharmacists to current pharmacy leaders across the country who are driving innovation, advancing health care practice, and improving people’s lives.

2022-23 Lecture Schedule

September 27, 2022 – Randy Legg, BS, MA, PharmD, National Clinical Account Director, AstraZeneca

October 18, 2022Alex Heyfetz (’14), PharmD, RPD, CMI, Clinical Residency Director, Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy

November 15, 2022 – Jennifer Mitchell, PharmD, MBA, BCPP, Pharmacy Manager, CVS and Walgreens, Former Pharmacy Director, Eastern State Hospital

February 15, 2023 – Douglas Crafton (’78), Founder and Chief Pharmacy Officer of Medication Review, Inc.

March 1, 2023 – Colleen Terriff, Regional (Northwest) Medical Scientific Director in Viral Vaccines, Merck Research Labs

March 21, 2023 – Hillary Howell, Apothecary & Co.

Industry Perspectives

Past Lectures

March 31, 2022 – Glen Chase and Aubrie Duke, Comprehensive Healthcare

March 24, 2022 – Dr. Diego Gomes, Bayer

March 10, 2022 – Tyler Young, Vashon Pharmacy

February 24, 2022 – Kevin Walker, PatchRX, Inc.

December 9, 2021 – Steve Boulanger, R.Ph, President, CEO, Mercury Pharmacy Services

November 18, 2021 – Brooke Ramay, Assistant Professor,  Paul G. Allen School for Global Health – Guatemala

April 7, 2021 – Stacy (Crow) Bernard, Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist, Mayo Clinic and Residency Program Director, Post Graduate Year Two Solid Organ Transplant Residency program, Mayo Clinic Rochester

March 30, 2021 – Stephanie Paugh, Owner, Consultant Pharmacist, Pharmacist 360, PLLC

March 16, 2021 – Majid Tanas, class of 2007, Vice President of Pharmacy Services/Chief Pharmacy Officer, Legacy Health

November 17, 2020 – Timothy Maynard, class of 2007, Senior Director for Talent Acquisition for Albertsons Safeway

October 21, 2020 – Gerald Engley,  Exc. Director Medical Affairs, Seattle Genetics

October 6, 2020 – Gabe Arguinchona, class of 2019, Pharmacy Analytics & Business Intelligence Manager Kaiser Permanente

February 5, 2020 – Joel Thome, Associate Professor at Heritage University, Pharmacist at Howards Pharmacy, Preceptor

January 31, 2020 – David Bailey, Director of Trade Relations, TherapeuticsMD

November 14, 2019 – Brandon Gufford, Senior Pharmacokineticist, Covance

November 5, 2019 – Derek Matlock, class of 2017, Medication Management Specialist, SinfoniaRx

October 25, 2019 – Tyler Fischback, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Residency Program Director, Confluence Health

October 22, 2019 – Erica Liebelt, Executive Director, Washington Poison Center

September 18, 2019 – Roger Yamaguchi, Oncology Specialty Pharmacist/APPE Student Coordinator/PGY-1 Residency Program Director, Swedish Medical Center

April 9, 2019 – Laura Frank, Otsuka Pharmaceutical

March 19, 2019 – Sarah Beaty Vandermark

February 28, 2019 – Veterinary Pharmacy Panel

January 30, 2019 – Michael Glockling, Staff Pharmacist, Providence Medical Center

October 23, 2018 – Craig Cox, Texas Tech, Universal Health Services

October 10, 2018 – Britne Wakem, Department of Veterans Affairs

September 18, 2018 – Sean Dobbin, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

September 11, 2018 – Bindhu Batra, Director of Academic Affairs, Professional Compounding Center of America (PCCA)

April 19, 2018 – Mary Wen and Kyle Ingram, Hospital Residents

March 29, 2018 – Michael Brandt, Summit Care Centers

February 22, 2018 – Arsalan Shah and Matthew Elamparo, Fred Meyer residents

November 29, 2017 – Lars-Ake Soderlund, Vice President, Swedish Pharmaceutical Society

October 19, 2017 – Lisa Chamberlain, PharmD, Virginia Mason Hospital

October 6, 2017 – Steve Singer, BPharm, Bellegrove Pharmacy

September 5, 2017 – Katrina L. Mealey, BPharm, VM, PhD, Richard L. Ott Professor in Small Animal Medicine & Research Founding director, Individualized Medicine at WSU

April 6, 2017Patrick Tabon, Clinical Pharmacist, Monarch Healthcare

March 21, 2017 – Bindhu Batra, Director of Academic Affairs at Professional Compounding Centers of America

March 8, 2017Brian Courtney, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Fagron North America

January 31, 2017 – Sean Dobbin, Providence SHMC

November 10, 2016Brett Hauber, Sr. Economist and VP, RTI Health Solutions

November 2, 2016Phil Krieter, Research and Product Development for Naloxone Opioid Addiction Project, National Institute of Health

October 20, 2016Josh Akers, Clinical Pharmacy Institute Manager, Kelly Ross Pharmacies

September 22, 2016Alex Adams, Executive Director, Idaho State Board of Pharmacy

April 20, 2016Jeff Rochon, WSPA, Dedi Little, WSPA/LRAC

April 12, 2016 David Bailey, vitaMed MD

March 31, 2016Michael Jarvis, Scientific director, Global medical affairs, AbbVie

March 1, 2016Clayton Snell, Medical science liaison, Acorda Therapeutics

January 28, 2016Nicole Brandt, President-elect, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

November 12, 2015Michael Johnson, MMI candidate Confluence Health

October 29, 2015Sarah Beaty-VandeMark, Director of system pharmacy program development, Providence Health Services

September 17, 2015Darrell Jackson, Brain researcher, University of Montana

September 2, 2015Bindu Batra, Director of academic affairs, Professional Compounding Centers of America

April 9, 2015Tim Bonino, Senior Clinical Specialist, Bio Tech Gene Research Genetech

March 24, 2015Lisa Garza, Community Pharmacy Resident, Middleport Family Health Center

Feb. 12, 2015Jeff Rochon, Chief Executive Officer, Washington State Pharmacy Association

Feb. 12, 2015Alex Garrard, PharmD, DABAT, Clinical Managing Director – Toxicology, Washington Poison Center

Jan. 26, 2015Heidi Ecker, Director of Government Affairs and Grassroots Programs Political Perspectices/Involvement, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Oct. 28, 2014Michael Mone’, BPharm, JD, FAPhA, Associate General Counsel – Regulatory, Cardinal Health, Dublin, Ohio

Oct. 23, 2014Paul Thompson, PharmD Directory of Pharmacy, NAVOS Mental Health Solutions, Seattle, Wash.

Oct. 7, 2014Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Congresswoman of Washington’s 5th District and Steve Anderson, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

Oct. 2, 2014Steve Riddle, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Director of Clinical Development, Wolters Kluwer Health, Seattle, Wash. Clinical Affiliate Professor, UW School of Pharmacy

Sept. 16, 2014Dana R. Sauligio Bowers, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Specialist in Infectious Disease, Kingman Regional Medical Center, Kingman, Ariz. Clinical Instructor in Pharmacy Practice and Sciences, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

April 14, 2014 *Bonus Lecture* – Ron Schleif, RPh, MBA, President, Oncology Reimbursement Management, Carmel, Ind.

March 6, 2014David Steeb, PharmD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Engagement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

March 3, 2014Julie R. McCoy, PharmD, Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services; Director, Pharmacy Practice Residency Program; Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash.

Feb. 10, 2014John Swenson, MS, FASHP, former WSU faculty and alumni and Claudia Swenson, PharmD, FASHP, CDE, BC-ADM

Nov. 20, 2013Russ Myers, BPharm, MHA; and Carol VanEvenhoven, PharmD, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, Wash.

Nov. 6, 2013Daniel Buffington, PharmD, MBA, Clinical Pharmacology Services, Inc., Tampa, Fla.

Feb. 13, 2013 – Thomas E. Menighan, BPharm, MBA, ScD, FAPhA, Executive Vice President & CEO, American Pharmacists Association, Washington D.C.

Nov. 7, 2012 – Linda Garrelts MacLean, BPharm, RPh, CDE, Associate Dean for Professional Education, WSU College of Pharmacy, Spokane, Washington

Oct. 31, 2012 -Tim Bonino, RPh, MBA, Senior Clinical Specialist, Genentech, Portland, Oregon