Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD
Dr. Terry L. Schwinghammer is Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. In this capacity, he is responsible for directing the departments missions in the areas of teaching, patient care, scholarship, and service. He was previously Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Schwinghammer received BS and PharmD degrees from Purdue University and completed a pharmacy residency at Indiana University Hospitals.
His teaching focuses on the development of clinical and communication skills, case-based learning, and nonprescription drug therapy. While at the University of Pittsburgh, he was named either Teacher of the Year or Faculty Member of the Year on five occasions.
He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has practiced in adult inpatient pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care. He is a past recipient of the American Pharmacists Association-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice. In 2006, he was named a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice.
In addition to authoring over 60 research papers and journal articles, he is editor of The Pharmacotherapy Casebook, McGraw-Hill, and co-editor of The Pharmacotherapy Handbook, McGraw-Hill. These books are widely used by pharmacy students and practitioners, and both are in their sixth editions. He is also an editor of the textbook Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice (2007). He serves as Senior Contributing Editor, Therapeutics, for The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
Dr. Schwinghammer has been active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS). He has served the AACP as Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Section, Chair of the Council of Faculties, and member of the Board of Directors. He is a past president of the PSHP and was named Pharmacist of the Year in 2001. He is currently Vice-Chair of the BPS and Chair of the BPS Finance Committee. He is a Fellow of ACCP and ASHP and has been elected to membership in the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Purdue University in 2004.
Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD
Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro is Professor and Executive Dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, an integrated program of the Colleges of Pharmacy of the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. DiPiro received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. DiPiro is an Editor of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach (McGraw-Hill), a gold-standard text amongst students and professionals alike. He is also co-editor of the Pharmacotherapy Handbook (McGraw-Hill), Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill), Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics (ASHP), among other titles. Dr. DiPiro is also the Editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the official publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He has published more than 200 articles in academic and professional journals, mainly related to antibiotics, drug use in surgery, various issues in pharmacy practice, and pharmacy education.
Dr. DiPiro has served as President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He has been a member of the Surgical Infection Society Therapeutic Agents Committee and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, having served on the Commission on Therapeutics and the Task Force on Science. In 2002, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected Dr. DiPiro for the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award. He has also received the Russell R. Miller Literature Award and the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He has been named to the FDA Advisory Committee for Gastrointestinal Drugs.