FLINT, Mich., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that Gary Kadlec, Diplomat president, has been elected as the Chairman of the Board for the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE).
The AFPE operates as an independent foundation to support pharmaceutical education in the United States. With the support of individuals and corporate contributors, AFPE supports graduate education, training and research in such disciplines as clinical pharmaceutical science, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology/toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics/metabolism, pharmacotherapy and experimental therapeutics, and social and administrative pharmacy.
The AFPE encourages exceptional students to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical sciences by funding awards to first-year graduate school and pre-doctoral fellowships in the pharmaceutical sciences, pre-doctoral fellowships in the clinical pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacy faculty development research grants.
AFPE also enables full-time PharmD and PhD pharmacy college faculty members to undertake a minimum six-month intensive project, including coursework, training and/or research on a cutting-edge topic that benefits industry, pharmacy and pharmaceutical science education, and the national health. This nurturing of outstanding pharmacy faculty researchers advances pharmaceutical science knowledge, advances drug discovery and development, and advances the development of state-of-the-science pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences curricula.
"I have been extremely impressed with the vision and leadership of AFPE," said Kadlec. "I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Chairman of Board and help us continue to make great strides in the future."
Gary has served as president of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. since June 2012, and as a director of Diplomat since February 2013; he is also a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. From 2004 through 2007, he was the chief operating officer, and from 2007 to 2011, the chief executive officer and president, of excelleRx, an Omnicare company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, specializing in medication therapy management. Prior to his time at excelleRx, Gary served as president of Specialized Pharmacy Services in Livonia, Michigan, from 1976 until it was acquired by Omnicare, Inc. in 1995. He then served as Regional and then Senior Regional Vice President of Omnicare until 2004.
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