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Dean’s Seminar Speaker Series

Launched in 2011, the Dean’s Seminar Speaker Series brings leading pharmacy professionals to campus each semester. These practitioners and academics provide insights into the pharmacy profession and share with our students important historic and medicolegal developments in technology, research, medicine, and patient interaction. Each event is free and open to students, alumni, the University community, and the general public.

Previous Speakers

2016

David Johnson
  • Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Pharmacists Association
  • “Current Legislative Activities Shaping the Future of Pharmacy”

2015

Maura C. McCaffrey, RPH, MBA
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Health New England
  • “Lessons in Leadership”
Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow) and Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley)
  • Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • “Recent Legislative Activity in the Commonwealth”

2014

David Johnson
  • Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Pharmacists Association
  • “Advocacy Issues in Shaping the Future of Pharmacy”
Kevin T. Hinchey, MD, FACP
  • Chief Academic Officer, Baystate Health
  • Senior Vice President, Division of Academic Affairs
  • Dean of the Western Campus and Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • “We are Different and Equally Valued”

2013

Peter Serafin and Charles A. Moore
  • Market Loss Prevention Division, Walgreens
  • "Making Safety a Priority in the Community Pharmacy Workplace"
David Johnson
  • Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Pharmacists Association
  • "Advocacy Issues in Shaping the Future of Pharmacy"

2012

Jake Nichols, PharmD, MBA
  • Founder, Addiction Medicine Resources
  • "My Prideful Ego - A Pharmacist's Struggle with Substance Abuse"
Raphael P. D'Alonzo, PhD
  • Visiting Professor, University of Massachusetts Department of Chemistry
  • 31-year career at Procter & Gamble
  • “Pharmaceutical Product and Supply Chain Protection”

2011

Charles Young, RPH
  • Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Board of Registration of Pharmacy
  • “Substance Abuse Issues Facing the Profession of Pharmacy: Voluntary and Involuntary Solutions”