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Clinical Pharmacy Pioneer to Give UM Waller Lecture

John Murphy
John Murphy

John E. Murphy, professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, will deliver the 2016 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture at the University of Mississippi.

The Nov. 4 lecture, “Pharmacy World Domination,” is set for 11 a.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The School of Pharmacy and its Department of Pharmacy Practice are sponsoring this free event.

“The Department of Pharmacy Practice is very honored to have Dr. John Murphy as this year’s Coy W. Waller lecturer,” said Seena Haines, chair of pharmacy practice. “He has made significant contributions to our profession through numerous accomplishments related to his academic career, clinical practice advancement and service to the profession.”

Murphy is a former interim dean of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. He is also a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and an honorary professor at the University of Otago School of Pharmacy in New Zealand.

He earned his bachelor’s and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Florida and has published more than 200 papers, 100 abstracts and five editions of the journal Clinical Pharmacokinetics. He also is co-editor of the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program.

Murphy has also served as president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Georgia Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Among his numerous professional and teaching recognitions are the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice from the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, the ASHP Whitney award, the ACCP Education Award and the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

The Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture series was established in 2004 to recognize the former director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ contributions to the field of pharmaceutics and the pharmacy school. Each year, a department within the school hosts the lecture, and lecturers are selected for their contributions to the host department’s discipline.


By Sydney Slotkin DuPriest and the Ole Miss News Desk

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