Lee C. Vermeulen Named Program Director and Editor, Pharmacy Forecast 2018

The ASHP Foundation has selected Lee C. Vermeulen, Jr., B.S.Pharm., M.S., FCCP, FFIP, to assume the critical role of Program Director and Editor for Pharmacy Forecast 2018.
 
Mr. Vermeulen is a professor of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Kentucky, and director of the Office of Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (OVIHD) at UK Healthcare. He is primarily based at the UK Center for Health Services Research, where his work focuses on the improvement of healthcare delivery through streamlined dissemination of clinical knowledge into practice.
 
Mr. Vermeulen assumes a role that was created by founding editor William A. Zellmer, under whose direction the report series gained significant recognition as an important tool to assist pharmacy practice leaders in advancing pharmacy practice and improving care and outcomes for patients.
 
"I am thrilled with the selection of Lee Vermeulen as the new editor of Pharmacy Forecast," said Mr. Zellmer. "As a member of the report’s Advisory Committee during the first five editions, Lee consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the methods and value of the series. Under his leadership, this ASHP Foundation initiative will continue to advance as a stimulus to the strategic planning efforts of practice leaders."
 
William A. Zellmer is one of pharmacy’s most distinguished leaders. During his nearly 40-year tenure at ASHP, he helped shape the pharmacy profession in the United States and abroad. He is the author of The Conscience of a Pharmacist and the 1996 recipient of the ASHP Harvey A. K. Whitney Award. In 2009, to honor Mr. Zellmer as he retired, the ASHP Foundation established a lecture fund in his name. Mr. Zellmer will continue to serve in a consultative role for Pharmacy Forecast 2018.
 
For more information about the Pharmacy Forecast series, or to download a free copy of the 2018 report, visit www.ashpfoundation.org/pharmacyforecast.