Dr. Paul C. Walker Earns MSHP Leadership Award
Paul C. Walker, PharmD, FASHP, received the 2017 Joseph A. Oddis Leadership Award at the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Annual Meeting on Oct. 27. Recipients of this award must be active in association work, be a member of MSHP and display leadership qualities. Dr. Walker was presented with this award for his years of service to the Society and his continual work to advance and promote health-system pharmacy and the profession overall.
Dr. Walker is the director of experiential education, community engagement, and continuing education and clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Since joining MSHP and Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) in 1996, Dr. Walker sat on the MSHP Board of Directors from 2000 to 2002 as a director, and again from 2005 to 2008 serving as treasurer. Dr. Walker was also on the MPA Executive Board from 2011 to 2016, serving as the speaker of the house of delegates.
After graduating from Wayne State University in 1980 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, Dr. Walker went on to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University, finishing in 1982. Dr. Walker completed two residencies in his training, first a pharmacy practice residency in 1980 at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and later a post-doctoral specialty residency in pediatric pharmacy practice at the University of Tennessee’s LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Walker went on to serve in various hospital and faculty roles. Currently, he is a clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy as well as the director of experiential education for U-M student pharmacists, with his teaching primarily focusing on drug therapy in children. He also serves as the manager of pharmacy patient outcomes in the Department of Pharmacy Services at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor.
Dr. Walker has extended his leadership of the profession to the national level. Since joining the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1983, Dr. Walker has served as the Michigan representative to the ASHP and MPA House of Delegates from 2007 to 2016, as well as participating in several ASHP committees. Most recently, Dr. Walker was elected to the ASHP Board of Directors. He will begin a three-year term in the summer of 2018.