Big gig for Aussie pharmacist

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An Australian pharmacist has been appointed editor-in-chief of an important US pharmacy publication

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists has named Chris Alderman, former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, as the new editor-in-chief of The Senior Care Pharmacist.

This publication is the peer-reviewed journal of the ASCP.

Dr Alderman served as editor-in-chief of the JPPR for seven years, overseeing the migration of the journal to an exclusively online format.

He also is well-known in the geriatric community for his work with older adults, the ASCP notes.

Dr Alderman is associate professor, pharmacy practice, at the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, University of South Australia. He holds board certifications as a geriatric and psychiatric pharmacist specialist and has a bachelor of pharmacy degree from the University of South Australia.

Dr Alderman takes over from H. Edward Davidson, who has served as editor-in-chief of The Senior Care Pharmacist from 1998-2019, and who is being recognized at the 2019 Annual Meeting for his contributions to ASCP and geriatric pharmacy.

 “This is an exciting time, and I’m grateful to Ed Davidson and his editorial team for the longstanding work that has positioned the journal so well,” said Dr Alderman.

Dr Chris Alderman
Dr Chris Alderman.

“It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to lead The Senior Care Pharmacist in the next stage of its development.

“ASCP is committed to upgrading to modern digital platform, expanding the editorial, readership and contributor base for The Senior Care Pharmacist internationally, and continuing to push the publication to its fullest potential.”

He told the AJP that, “It is a great privilege to be a part of an excellent international journal that addresses the special challenges of safe & effective medication use in potentially vulnerable older people.”

ASCP also announced two new podcast hosts: Amie Blaszczyk, an associate professor and the division head of geriatrics at Texas Tech University of Health Sciences, and Donna Bartlett, associate professor of pharmacy practice and a clinical pharmacist with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmacy Outreach Program.

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