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Michael Hogue

American Pharmacists Association Leader to Deliver Hartman Lecture

Michael D. Hogue talk to touch on hope in the face of uncertainty

OXFORD, Miss. – Michael D. Hogue, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association, will present the 2024 Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on March 1 at the University of Mississippi.

Hosted by the School of Pharmacy, the annual lecture will begin at noon in Room 1000 of the Thad Cochran Research Center. The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom. Hogue’s presentation, “Hope in the Face of Uncertainty,” is free and open to the public.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Hogue as this year’s Hartman lecturer,” said Donna Strum, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “His unique career experience, achievements and perspective make him an excellent speaker to give insight to the pharmacy profession today.”

Hogue is a native of southern Illinois, where he got his start in pharmacy at Humma’s Drugs in Metropolis as a pharmacy technician. He is a graduate of Samford University, where he received his bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. He completed a year-long executive residency in association management with APhA and the National Council for State Pharmacy Association Executives.

Hogue has more than 25 years of experience in community pharmacy as both a pharmacy owner and a staff pharmacist, as well as an ambulatory care provider in family and preventative medicine.

He is an accomplished academician, having served on the faculty at Samford University and Loma Linda University. Prior to becoming CEO of APhA in 2023, Hogue served as dean of pharmacy at Loma Linda University with faculty appointments in both the School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine.

Additionally, he was the director of interprofessional education and practice and was responsible for launching a comprehensive pharmacotherapy clinic in collaboration with Loma Linda University Health’s Faculty Medical Group practice.

Hogue served on the original staff development team for APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery national certificate program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, which has now trained over 500,000 pharmacy professionals in the United States. His work in collaboration with state pharmacy associations over many years has resulted in all 50 states authorizing pharmacists to administer vaccines.

The first pharmacist appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve on its COVID-19 vaccine workgroup in April 2020, he also served as APhA’s liaison representative to ACIP from 2020 through 2023. He also served on the Adult RSV Vaccine Workgroup for ACIP.

Hogue is married to pharmacist Heather Hogue, a faculty member in physician assistant studies at California Baptist University. The couple has two adult daughters who are both in the health care industry.
The Hartman lecture was established by the School of Pharmacy in 1973 as a way to honor the late Charles W. Hartman, the school’s dean from 1961 until his death in 1970.

By Natalie Ehrhardt