2015 Election Statement: “My first term as President has been a rewarding experience. Working closely with the Board and staff of the Institute, we adopted four major goals through strategic planning, successfully advocated for retention of teaching history of pharmacy in pharmacy-education standards, pursued AIHP sponsorship by national pharmacy associations, and conceptualized a collaborative relationship with a new professorship in pharmacy history at the University of Wisconsin. I would find it a privilege to serve another term.”
2015 Election Statement: “The AIHP has long served as a vital resource supporting academic research as well as public outreach and education concerning the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. I will seek to strengthen that role by encouraging efforts to bring historical perspective to bear on contemporary issues in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences and support the continuation and expansion of AIHP’s archives and collections. My goal would be to work with fellow board members, AIHP’s staff, and core constituents to build additional support for the Institute and enhance programming that connects historians, pharmacists, and interested parties in the pharmaceutical industry.”
2015 Election Statement: I would like to see the Institute expand its mission to further encompass professional ethics, or in the words of founding Director, George Urdang, “to equip the pharmacist for citizenship in the world of . . . moral responsibility by making him familiar with the . . . humanistic ramifications of the profession.” This would allow the Institute to expand its membership to pharmacists and instructors interested in professional ethics.
2015 Election Statement:The financial foundation of the Institute must be solid and the income stream derived therefrom must be adequate and dependable if the Institute is to carry out its functions. Recent years have made both aims challenging. If re-elected I will continue to apply my interest and experience in budgeting and investing to oversee the financial resources and revenues that are needed to serve the needs of the Institute and its members.
2015 Election Statement: I am interested in a basic question: what kinds of things are considered ‘pharmaceutical,’ and how and why has that category changed over time? My vision would be to build bridges between the history of pharmacy and other fields. My current project is an attempt to do this by focusing on the contested boundary between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’—a pharmaceutical distinction that has reverberated broadly through society, culture, and politics in the 20th century.
2016 Election Statement: I believe my executive leadership skills combined with my personal passion for the history of medicines and pharmacopoeias will help guide AIHP in many new and exciting directions. It is our responsibility to ensure access to history through a variety of mechanisms so that future generations benefit from the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences of the past. We are at a critical juncture where AIHP must modernize its approaches to ensuring this access, and I can help make it happen.
Dr. Swanson’s academic leadership positions have included Director of Graduate Studies in Pharmacognosy, Assistant to the Director of the Research Resources Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program of the UIC Cancer Center, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Visiting Vice Dean and Acting Dean of the College of Pharmacy. He has also served as a Member of the National Institutes of Health Chemo-Dietary Prevention Study Section and as a Scientific Reviewer for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs in prostate and breast cancer. Dr. Swanson is a member of the advisory board of Endocrinology and Associate Editor of the Journal of Natural Products. In July of 2014, Dr. Swanson became the Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For $65/year ($75/foreign)
For $130/year ($140/foreign)
Pharmacy Education Fund (Schools or College of Pharmacy)
The Historical Studies Committee of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy announces new AIHP Guidelines on teaching History in Pharmacy Education to meet the “Standards 2016” of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).Read More