September 6, 2018
Drs. Carmen Peña and Jim Stevenson
Dr. Carmen Peña, FIP President (left), presents the award to Dr. Stevenson (right).

James Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP, has been named a fellow of The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), which represents over 4 million pharmacists around the world. The award was presented on September 2, at the opening ceremony of the 78th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Stevenson, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, received his undergraduate and PharmD degrees from Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, MI. He joined the faculty of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and served as director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services for West Virginia University Hospitals. He then assumed the positions of director of the Department of Pharmacy Services at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center and director of the graduate program in Health-Systems pharmacy management in the WSU College of Pharmacy.

In 1997, Dr. Stevenson was named executive director of the Department of Pharmacy Services for the Detroit Medical Center. He subsequently assumed the positions of director of the Department of Pharmacy Services in the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and professor and associate dean at the College of Pharmacy. He was promoted to chief pharmacy officer and chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in 2011.

FIP’s mission is to improve global health by advancing pharmaceutical education, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical practice thus encouraging, promoting and enabling better discovery, development, access to and responsible use of appropriate, cost-effective, quality medicines worldwide. An FIP Fellowship recognises individual members of FIP who have exhibited strong leadership internationally, who have distinguished themselves in pharmacy practice or the pharmaceutical sciences, who have contributed to the advancement of the practice of pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences, and who have served FIP. FIP Fellows may use the designation “FFIP.”