St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

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Jan. 14, 2012

College President Appointed to National     Board

 (St. Louis)- College President Dr. John A.  Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, was just appointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) for a three year term beginning in 2013. He was chosen to serve as a member of the BPS Executive Committee.

“I am honored to join this prestigious board,” Pieper says. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues as we continue to advance the profession of pharmacy.”

As member of the board, Pieper will be among those responsible for overseeing the specialty certification process for pharmacists across the country. BPS awards specialty certifications in a number of pharmacy practice areas including: ambulatory care, nuclear pharmacy, oncology, and pharmacotherapy. Many pharmacists have chosen to pursue these advanced certifications to further their career and document their specialized experience.

“Specialty certifications recognize the expertise and extra work pharmacists pursue to benefit their patients,” Pieper says.

Pieper became the fourth president of the College on Aug. 1, 2010. Prior to his appointment at the College, He served as dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico (UMN). He was also a senior fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at UNM.

About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The College integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional curriculum and introductory and advanced practice experiences where students can develop expertise and become leaders in the profession and their communities. Beginning in 2014, the seven-year curriculum leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree will also include a Bachelor of Science. The College admits students directly from high school and accepts transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities. More than 1,250 students are currently enrolled from 30 states and several countries. Additional information is available at



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