Jason J. Schafer, PharmD, MPH, BCPS AQ-ID, BCIDP, AAHIVP, FASHP Named Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Dr. Jason Schafer, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Vice Chair of the JCP Department of Pharmacy Practice has been named as a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Fellows of ASHP are selected based on their outstanding service to ASHP and sustained commitment to excellence in pharmacy practice, contributions to the body of knowledge of pharmacy practice and a commitment to educating practitioners.
Schafer has long been a leader in advancing the practice of pharmacists in the setting of infectious diseases and HIV medicine. He has implemented clinical pharmacy services in multiple institutions, including both inpatient infectious diseases and HIV ambulatory care. In each setting, he has developed programs designed to improve patient outcomes, prevent medication errors, reduce costs, and improve patient access to care. He has also advocated for these principles within ASHP’s Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists where he has served as Infectious Disease Network Facilitator and Director-at-Large for the Section’s Executive Committee. As a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) his contributions were instrumental to developing the first HIV pharmacist credential (AAHIVP). He also authored the ASHP Guidelines on the Pharmacist’s Role in HIV Care and published the book, HIV Pharmacotherapy, The Pharmacist’s Role in Care and Treatment. While he continues to provide direct patient care services and advocate for the advancement of pharmacy practice, he is also committed to providing students and residents with opportunities to conduct clinically meaningful research. In the last 15 years, Dr. Schafer has provided research mentorship to dozens of learners, helping them to develop skills in clinical research, literature evaluation, manuscript writing, professional presentations, and grant submissions. Dr. Schafer’s efforts have produced many practice-changing contributions to the medical literature and have resulted in several teaching and precepting awards.