Buerki and Taglieri Re-elected to AIHP Board of Directors

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AIHP Secretary Robert A. Buerki, PhD, RPh, and Director Catherine Taglieri, PharmD, RPh, have been re-elected to new three-year terms on the Institute’s Board of Directors. For the first time, AIHP conducted the election using an electronic web-based voting system.

Robert Buerki
AIHP Secretary Robert Buerki

Dr. Buerki has been a member of AIHP since 1963 and served as the Institute’s President from 1983–85. He has been AIHP’s Secretary since 2005. He is Professor-Emeritus at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, where he has taught the history of pharmacy and professional ethics for many years. He received a BS in Pharmacy and a MS in Social Studies in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned a PhD from The Ohio State University.

Catherine Taglieri
AIHP Board Member Catherine Taglieri

Dr. Buerki has published many peer-reviewed articles in the areas of professional ethics, pharmacy history, and pharmacy education. He is also the author of several books, including Ethical Responsibility in Pharmacy Practice (with Louis D. Vottero) (AIHP, 2002) and Foundations of Ethical Pharmacy Practice (with Louis D. Vottero) (AIHP, 2008). He has been inducted into the International Academy of the History of Pharmacy and is the 2004 recipient of AIHP’s Edward Kremers Award and the 2020 recipient of the AIHP Robert P. Fischelis Award.

Professor Taglieri is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University (formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). She has practiced in a variety of pharmacy settings, including community, consulting and long-term care.

Professor Taglieri has been an AIHP member since 2013 and has served on AIHP’s Board of Directors since 2018. She was awarded the MCPHS University Trustee’s Award for teaching excellence in 2018. Her area of research is primarily in the scholarship of teaching and learning, but she also has published abstracts and brief articles in the fields of pharmaceutics and the history of pharmacy. She is active in the AACP History of Pharmacy Special Interest Group and is the editor of the group’s newsletter.

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