February 18, 2019
By Sydney Slotkin DuPriest
OXFORD, Miss. – Michael Maddux, executive director of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, is set to deliver the UM School of Pharmacy’s annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture at the University of Mississippi.
The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Maddux’s talk is titled, “Professional Transformation through the Lens of Clinical Pharmacy: Déjà Vu all over Again?” Attendance is free and all are welcome.
As CEO of ACCP, an organization that supports clinical pharmacists nationwide with leadership, education and resources, Maddux is one of the county’s foremost experts on clinical pharmacy.
“Mike has been instrumental in shaping the clinical pharmacy landscape, especially in his 15 years as executive director of ACCP,” said David D. Allen, dean of the UM School of Pharmacy. “We are excited to hear his perspective on the evolution of pharmacy.”
In his lecture, Maddux plans to reflect on the roots of clinical pharmacy and discuss how changes within clinical pharmacy over the past 50 years have influenced the pharmacy profession as a whole.
“In doing so, we will examine how much of what we see and experience in today’s academic practice environment is new and representative of real progress, versus what is perhaps not new at all,” Maddux said.
Maddux received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. He served on the UIC clinical pharmacy faculty from 1980-1991, before joining the St. Louis College of Pharmacy as professor and director of the Division of Pharmacy Practice, where he stayed until transitioning to executive director of ACCP in 2004.
With over 40 years’ experience in clinical practice, professional education and research, Maddux is frequently asked to provide guidance to young and future pharmacists.
“Dedicate yourself to becoming a professional with both competence and character who cares for, and cares about, patients,” Maddux said, as a word of advice for student pharmacists. “In-depth knowledge, clinical skills and patient care experience contribute to better outcomes for patients, other health professionals, caregivers and society at-large.”
The Hartman Lecture was established at Ole Miss in 1973 to honor the late Charles W. Hartman, who was dean of the pharmacy school from 1961 until his death in 1970. Former lecturers include American Board of Medical Specialties president and CEO Lois Margaret Nora, former Mississippi Gov. William F. Winter and U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott.