ATLANTA – Milap C. Nahata, Pharm.D., M.S., professor and division chair of pharmacy practice and administration in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, is scheduled to deliver the 2013 G. Van Greene Distinguished Lecture at Mercer University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Dr. Nahata is a leading scholar in the area of pediatric pharmacy, having authored or co-authored nearly 500 peer-reviewed journal articles, 70 book chapters, and four books. His book "Pediatric Drug Formulations" is in its sixth edition and is believed to be the most widely used book in the field.
In addition to Dr. Nahata's posts in the College of Pharmacy, including being director of the Institute of Therapeutic Innovations and Outcomes, he is professor of pediatrics and internal medicine in the College of Medicine at Ohio State.
Dr. Nahata's lecture is titled, "Advancing Healthcare Quality and Outcomes with Leadership in Pharmacy." The 11 a.m. lecture, which is free and open to the public, is March 13 in Day Hall of Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta. The lecture will be streamed live at http://multimedia.mucophs.net.
"We are fortunate to have Dr. Nahata as our 2013 Van Greene lecturer," said H.W. "Ted" Matthews, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and senior vice president for health sciences at the University. "Dr. Nahata is widely recognized inside the academy and within industry as a leading authority and scholar in pediatric pharmacy, which is an extraordinarily significant area in terms of patient care. We are honored to welcome him to the University and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His expertise and insight will benefit us all."
Dr. Nahata began his academic career in clinical pharmacy education, practice, research and service at Ohio State in 1977. Since then, he has received seven outstanding teaching awards from the College of Pharmacy, a University teaching award, and two distinguished educator awards from national associations: the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). He is a recipient of the Helms Award for Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice from the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group; the Paul Parker Medal for outstanding contributions and distinguished service to clinical pharmacy from the ACCP; and co-recipient of the Best Practices Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
With a research focus in pediatric pharmacotherapy, Dr. Nahata is a recipient of five research achievement awards from national organizations: ACCP, ASHP, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. He is a fellow of ACCP, APhA, ASHP, American Academy of Microbiology, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Dr. Nahata has served as president of both AACP and ACCP, and as chair or member of various national committees within pharmacy organizations. He is a recipient of the Community Leadership Award from the Asian Indian Alliance and is editor-in-chief of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
About the G. Van Greene Distinguished Lectureship
Named in honor of Dr. G. Van Greene, one of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' most loyal and staunch supporters, the G. Van Greene Distinguished Lectureship program is designed to bring world-renowned health care professionals to campus to discuss contemporary topics in pharmacy and the health sciences.
About the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Mercer University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has the No. 4 ranked pharmacy program among private universities in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. The College offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.), pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.), and physical therapy (D.P.T.), and the master's degree (M.M.Sc.) in physician assistant studies. Founded in 1903 as the independent Southern School of Pharmacy, the school merged with Mercer University in 1959 and in 1981 became the first school in the Southeast to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as its sole professional degree. The College officially became a comprehensive College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2006, adding the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in 2006 and the Department of Physical Therapy in 2010. With an enrollment of more than 850 students and a distinguished faculty of basic scientists and clinicians, the College houses seven centers focusing on research, teaching and learning. The College's motto, "A Tradition of Excellence – A Legacy of Caring," frames its philosophy of providing excellent academic programs in an environment where every student matters and every person counts. For more information about the College, please call 678.547.6244 or visit www.cophs.mercer.edu.