FLINT, Mich., Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce Jennifer Hagerman, Pharm.D., AE-C, senior director of education and quality at Diplomat, will take office as the president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association on Jan. 1, 2015. The formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. 28, 2015, at the MPA Annual Convention and Exposition, which will be held at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Hagerman will be the association's 131st president.
Hagerman will serve a one-year term as president, followed by a one-year term as chairman of the board, guiding the organization as it supports Michigan's pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists. As MPA president she will guide the establishment of the Association's goals and objectives for the year, provide leadership to the executive board and MPA membership and serve as a spokesperson for the Association.
"Michigan Pharmacists Association has a long history of successfully advocating for and providing a unified voice for the profession of pharmacy in Michigan. As president of the association I am honored to have an opportunity to continue that legacy," Hagerman said. "I look forward to the many opportunities that lie ahead for the pharmacy profession and the role that the MPA can play in optimizing the role of the pharmacist within the health care team."
At Diplomat, Hagerman directs the industry-leading Diplomat University, providing specialized training to both Diplomat employees and external professionals seeking education in the specialty pharmacy industry. Hagerman also oversees the company's quality assurance program and serves as the director of Diplomat's Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program, which is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Hagerman holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has been a member of MPA for 12 years and has served the last four years as an executive board member and as an education taskforce member. In 2009, Hagerman was named the MPA's Distinguished New Pharmacist Practitioner. She is also chair of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Educational Affairs Committee, secretary for the Pharmacy Education Development and Lecture Series Committee and executive board liaison for the Genesee County Pharmacists Association.
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About Diplomat Diplomat (NYSE: DPLO) serves patients and physicians in all 50 states. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: "Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place." Today, that tradition continues – always focused on improving patient care and clinical adherence. For more information visit www.diplomat.is. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.
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