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Professor Lucas Richert to Become AIHP Historical Director

AIHP Historical Director Lucas RichertAIHP is pleased to announce that Professor Lucas Richert, the incoming George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, will serve as the Institute’s Historical Director, effective January 1, 2019. In that role, Professor Richert will assume the responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s historical programming, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History, and ensuring the historical integrity of all AIHP programs and publications.

A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Professor Richert is a vibrant young scholar currently at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. His first book, Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the FDA during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal, examined the politicization of pharmaceutical regulation in the 1980s and won the Arthur Miller Centre First Book Award from the British Association for American Studies.

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David Herzberg Lecture on Opioid Crisis

Title of David Herzberg's LectureAIHP is pleased to share Professor David Herzberg's lecture, "The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective: What we can learn from a century of addiction to pharmaceuticals," about the historical roots of the current opioid crisis. Herzberg is an Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo and a Member of the AIHP Board of Directors. He presented this lecture in conjunction with AIHP's annual business Meeting Webinar on November 15, 2018.

In the lecture, Herzberg traces the long history of drug addiction and the equally long history of public outcry about the use of certain drugs. He discusses the history of different drug enforcement regimes, and uses these important stories to draw lessons for the contemporary opioid crisis.

Please click read more to watch the video of Prof. Herzberg's lecture.

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Greg Higby Retirement Interview

AIHP Executive Director Greg HigbyThe Institute is pleased to share the video of AIHP President William A. Zellmer interviewing AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby that was featured at AIHP's Annual Business Meeting Webinar on November 15, 2018.

Zellmer and Higby discuss many topics as Higby reflects on his more than three decades of service to AIHP in light of his upcoming retirement. Higby talks about his status as a third-generation pharmacist; how he came to study the history of pharmacy; his various research interests; his thoughts on the future direction of the Institute; and his personal and professional plans for after his retirement.

AIHP thanks Greg Higby for his dedication to the Institute and wishes him a happy and relaxing retirement!

Please click read more to watch William Zellmer's interview with Greg Higby.

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AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby to Retire

Dr. Gregory Higby, the longtime Executive Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, will be retiring as of December 31, 2018. Dr. Higby has served as AIHP’s Executive Director since 1986 and has been a valued employee of the Institute since 1981. His many professional and scholarly accomplishments are too numerous to detail here, but they include editing 110 issues of Pharmacy in History, authoring dozens of books and journal articles about pharmacy history, and lecturing and presenting papers at numerous pharmacy and historical meetings around the world.

AIHP thanks Dr. Higby for his more than 35 years of service and leadership. Enjoy your retirement, Greg!

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Call for Abstracts—44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy logoThe Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is soliciting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations for the Congress to be held 5‑8 September 2019 in Washington, DC.

Attendees are invited to submit abstracts on topics pertaining to “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines,” including the training, practice and regulation of pharmacists or the social, scientific, technological, or economic aspects of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry.

Abstracts, not exceeding 500 words, must be submitted online. The deadline for oral presentation submissions is 1 April 2019 and the deadline for poster presentation submissions is 1 May 2019. For more information about the Congress, please visit http://44ichp.org.

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AIHP Welcomes Board of Pharmacy Specialties as New National Pharmacy Association Sponsor

Board of Pharmacy Specialties logoThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is the newest member of the Institute’s National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program. BPS has chosen to support the Institute at the Contributor level with a $2,500 annual contribution.

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is the leading post-licensure certification agency providing specialty certification of pharmacists. BPS’ responsibilities include granting recognition of appropriate pharmacy practice specialties, establishing standards for certification of pharmacists in recognized pharmacy practice specialties, and granting certification and recertification to qualified pharmacists in recognized pharmacy practice specialties. Currently, there are more than 36,000 BPS Board Certified Pharmacists in nine recognized pharmacy practice specialties.

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AIHP Thanks Members of the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program

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