2017 Election Statement: “I would find it a privilege to continue to lead the Board of Directors in strategic planning, policies governing AIHP activities, and general oversight of Institute affairs. Special attention will be placed on succession planning for staff leadership, membership development, expanding resources to support AIHP’s mission, fostering a constructive relationship with a new professor in the history of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, and hosting the 2019 International Congress for the History of Pharmacy in Washington, DC.”
2017 Election Statement: “The AIHP has long served as a vital resource supporting academic research as well as public outreach and education in the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. I aim 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 preservation and expansion of AIHP’s archives and collections. My goal is 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.”
2017 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.”
2017 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.
2018 Election Statement: “In my two years of serving on the AIHP Board, I have learned that Board members not only bring a wealth of expertise and skills learned over the span of a career but also personal passion for the history of pharmacy and medicines. I have been honored to serve on this board and include among our accomplishments the hiring of the new administrative director Dennis Birke, the launch of a new membership action plan to increase AIHP’s membership, and the planning of the International Congress for the History of Pharmacy to be held in Washington, DC, in September 2019. I continue to be passionate about AIHP’s responsibility to ensure access to history through a variety of mechanisms so that future generations benefit from the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences of pharmacy’s past. We are at a critical juncture where AIHP must continue to modernize its approaches to ensure the future of the history of pharmacy. I would be pleased to continue my service as a member of the AIHP Board of Directors.”
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 $70/year ($90/foreign)
For $140/year ($160/foreign)
Pharmacy Education Fund (Schools or College of Pharmacy)
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