Daniel A. Hussar, PhD, FAPhA, Remington Professor, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, has been designated the 2012 Honorary President of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He was elected for his lifelong commitment to the association and profession of pharmacy including more than 40 years serving in various roles and committees for APhA.
Honorary President of APhA is conferred by the Association upon a member who has made significant contributions to the Association. Dr. Hussar will be officially recognized during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, March 9-12, 2012. APhA’s awards series is pharmacy’s most comprehensive recognition program.
A colleague nominated Hussar stating, “Dan has an unwavering passion for the pharmacy profession. He is an advocate for what pharmacists can do and is always reminding the profession of its responsibilities and admonishing those who try to diminish the profession. He has written editorials about nearly every issue that pharmacy has been involved in for the last 40 years. Dr. Hussar is a pharmacist-educator who clearly understands the potential of pharmacists as well as the forces that are working against them.”
Dr. Hussar is the Remington Professor of Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His primary interests are in the areas of new drugs, drug interactions, patient compliance, and issues facing the profession of pharmacy. He earned his BSPharm, MS and PhD from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
Another colleague stated, “Dan is a passionate advocate for our profession and has always been someone who makes us question what we do as professionals in order to get us to think about what we should be doing. He makes us question the status quo. Dan is an unabashed advocate for the profession and has set out to inform and challenge the pharmacists that surround him.”
He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the APhA, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Drug Information Association, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA). He is currently a member of APhA House of Delegates and a contributing editor for JAPhA. He has previously served in many capacities for the Association including a member of the Board of Trustees and as Chief Pharmacy Editor for Pharmacy Today. He has also served as Past President of the Drug Information Association and the PPA and on the Board of Directors of World Vision. He is the author of a monthly newsletter the Pharmacist Activist.