Schafer Selected for National Leadership Role for Specialists in Pharmacy Practice
ASHP is a 40,000-member, national professional organization consisting of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students. By advocating and supporting the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings, ASHP serves its members as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (09/26/2013) –Jason J. Schafer, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP of the School of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University has been selected to serve as Director-at-Large on an important American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) executive committee. Specifically, this peer-elected position contributes to the leadership of the ASHP’s Pharmacy Practice Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists.
Dr. Schafer is a clinical specialist in infectious diseases and associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Jefferson School of Pharmacy. He has served as the ASHP’s Pharmacy Practice Section infectious diseases network facilitator and as a member of its advisory group on clinical leadership.
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to provide service to such an important professional pharmacy organization like ASHP,” says Dr. Schafer.
About Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University, (TJU), the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia, is nationally renowned for medical and health sciences education and innovative research. Founded in 1824, TJU includes Jefferson Medical College (JMC), one of the largest private medical schools in the country and ranked among the nation's best medical schools by U.S. News & World Report, and the Jefferson Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Population Health and the College of Graduate Studies. Jefferson University Physicians is TJU's multi-specialty physician practice consisting of the full-time faculty of JMC. Thomas Jefferson University partners with its clinical affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.