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Campbell University announces first alumnus elected to the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy

J. Andrew “Andy” Bowman, PharmD ’93, director of continuing professional education and assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice for Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, was announced as the newest member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy on Wednesday, June 24.

 

The announcement came at the completion of a two-month election process for the southeastern district seat that included a one-month runoff election.  The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, created by the North Carolina Legislature to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters, sets standards for academic and practical experience programs prior to licensure, issues permits to operate pharmacies and annually renews licenses and permits.

 

“The Board is delighted to welcome Dr. Bowman as its southeastern region member,” said Jay Campbell, Executive Director of the NC Board of Pharmacy. “Andy’s history of superlative service to the profession and the public speaks for itself.  We look forward to working with him as he prepares to assume his duties in the mission to protect the public health and safety of North Carolina's citizens on May 1, 2016.”

 

“I am humbled and honored to be elected to the NC Board of Pharmacy by my colleagues and peers,” said Bowman.  “I received support from pharmacists around the state of North Carolina, including Campbell Pharmacy Alumni and the independent pharmacy owners of Mutual Drug in the election.  I am truly Campbell Proud of the election results – our alumni clearly played a significant role in the outcome of this election and that is a testament to the maturation of our doctor of pharmacy program.  I am overwhelmed by the support.” 

 

“Campbell is excited to have a faculty member and alumnus serving the public and advancing the profession of pharmacy at the state level,” said Michael L.  Adams, PharmD, PhD, dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.  “I know Dr. Bowman is passionate about the profession of pharmacy as well as the health of North Carolina citizens, and he will serve well on the Board.”

 

Bowman will begin attending monthly Board meetings immediately as a member-elect in preparation to assume his full responsibilities in May 1, 2016 when his five year term of service will begin following the official appointment by Governor Pat McCrory.

 

About the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences: 

Campbell University is comprised of eight schools.  The University began addressing health care issues in 1985 with the establishment of the nationally acclaimed School of Pharmacy, which was the first new pharmacy school founded in nearly 40 years. In addition to offering the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a Master’s degree in Public Health, a professional degree in Physician Assistant practice, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Most recently, the College welcomed the Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing to its expanding efforts in health care education and will graduate the first Campbell nurses in 2018.

 

About the NC Board of Pharmacy

The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy was created by the North Carolina Legislature (Chapter 90 Article 4A) to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters. The Board sets standards for academic and practical experience programs prior to licensure, issues permits to operate pharmacies and annually renews licenses and permits. The Board Members meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Board's Chapel Hill office to conduct business, set policy and hold disciplinary hearings for pharmacists and pharmacies. These meeting are open to the public except during the time when the Board Members are in closed session deliberating a decision for a disciplinary action.  A Board Staff is employed to maintain permits and licenses, inspect pharmacies and investigate situations that may be violations of the state Pharmacy Practice Act or laws governing the distribution of drugs. The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy consists of six Board Members, (five pharmacists and one public member), and 21 employed Board staff.  For more information visit www.ncbop.org.