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Faculty and Administrators Named to Prominent Positions

Published on 19 February 2015

Members of St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty and administration have recently been named to prominent national positions.

-John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA , president and professor at the College has been selected to serve as 2015 chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). The mission of BPS is to improve patient care through specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy. More than 20,000 pharmacists currently hold BPS Board Certification.

-Bruce Canaday, Pharm.D., FASHP, FAPhA, dean of the School of Pharmacy, has been elected president of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for 2015-16. ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

“Dr. Canaday brings a wealth of national experience to the College, and this appointment reinforces how fortunate we are to have him here,” says College President John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP.

Canaday is a former president of the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is one of two individuals to have been elected president of these three leading organizations.

-Clark Kebodeaux, Pharm.D., BCACP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice; Theresa Prosser, Pharm.D., BCPS, AE-C, FCCP, professor of pharmacy practice; and Abby Yancey, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice have been selected to participate on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s (PQA) new Measurement Development Teams. PQA’s mission is to improve the quality of medication management and use across health care settings with the goal of improving patients’ health.  

“These outstanding faculty members were chosen from a highly qualified field,” Pieper says. “I know their work will benefit the profession and be a great representation of the College.”

Kebodeaux will be involved in the “MTM Part D: Specific Drug Therapy Problem (DTP) Resolution” work group. Prosser will be part of the “Transitions of Care: Medication Reconciliation in LTC Setting” group and Yancey will join the “Hospital Admission or ED Visit for Adverse Events Associated with Anticoagulant Medications” group.

“Our vision for St. Louis College of Pharmacy is to be globally prominent in pharmacy and health care education,” Pieper says. “From positions on national policy organizations, to leading interprofessional education in St. Louis and forming meaningful international partnerships, we are creating a transformational vision of the future. I am proud of what we have already accomplished as we move closer to achieving our vision each day.”

About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: For more than 150 years, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been committed to educating the best pharmacists in the United States. The region’s only independent college of pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the third oldest continuously operating and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The student body is comprised of 1,400 students, 40 percent of which are minority or multicultural. The students come to the College from 31 states and 10 countries. The College admits students directly from high school and accepts transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities in the sophomore and junior years of the undergraduate program and the first year of the professional program. Students earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) with an integrated Bachelor of Science degree in a seven-year curriculum. An education at the College opens up the world to graduates for a career in a wide range of practice settings. Graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate. The campus is transforming to better fit the needs of students, faculty, and staff. This summer, a new six-story, 213,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art academic and research building opened. Construction is underway for a seven-story student center, residence hall, and recreation facility scheduled for completion in December 2016. When not in class, students can participate in more than 60 organizations, fraternities, intramurals, and sports. The College competes in 12 NAIA Division I sports. College alumni practice throughout the nation and in 13 different countries, providing a strong network to assist students with their goals. Additional information is available at