Dean James Dalton Earns Rho Chi Society Lecture Award
James Dalton, PhD, Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, will receive the 2018 Rho Chi Society Lecture Award. The Rho Chi Society, which was founded at the University of Michigan, seeks to advance pharmacy through intellectual leadership.
This award is one of the Society’s highest distinctions. Its goal is to encourage and recognize outstanding achievement by distinguished scholars from the fields of the arts, letters, or sciences who have made significant contributions to the health professions. Dean Dalton will receive the award during the Annual Meeting of the Society next March.
“Dean Dalton is highly deserving of this award because of his scientific achievements, private sector accomplishments, and academic leadership,” says Karen Farris, PhD, Charles R. Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy. “His passion for research and education are exemplified in his policies and his day-to-day decisions.”
“Dean Dalton is an incredible role model for our students and faculty,” continues Dr. Farris, who advises the Rho Chi Alpha chapter at U-M and led the nomination of Dr. Dalton for this award. “He has created an environment where the talents of faculty, staff, and students can be aligned with college needs to the greatest extent possible.”
Dr. Dalton became Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College in September 2014. He previously served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee, Associate Professor, Professor and Chair in the Division of Pharmaceutics in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, and Vice President of Preclinical Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer at GTx, Inc. He was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2016.