Buies Creek, N.C.—Dr. James B. Groce III, professor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University, received the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award at a ceremony held Sunday, May 2, at the Pope Convocation Center.
Groce also serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and as a clinical pharmacy specialist-anticoagulation at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.
Groce has received global recognition for his activism in the fight against Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). He gave testimony before Congress that resulted in a resolution declaring the second Tuesday in May as “National DVT Screening Day” in the U.S. and manages an anticoagulation clinic that serves over 100 patients where he supervises pharmacy students and medical residents training in anticoagulation management at the Moses Cone practice site.
“Dr. Groce’s colleagues and the public have benefited from his unique expertise,” said Dr. Ronald Maddox, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Campbell.
Groce also serves on numerous advisory boards dealing with DVT, including the Medical Advisory Board for the Coalition to Prevent DVT, the Thrombosis Advisory Council and the steering committee for DVT FREE, a national registry trial examining the risk factors and prevalence of DVT. Groce is the sole pharmacist member representing pharmacy nationally on the Council for Leadership on Thrombosis Awareness and Management and served on the Technical Advisory Panel of the Joint Commission/National Quality Forum for the creation of core measures for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism which culminated in the formation of the “National Hospital Quality Measures” for venous thromboembolism in 2009.
Photo Copy: Jay Groce (Photo by Bennett Scarborough)