Release Date: Monday, April 07, 2014
Charleston, WV - David Bowyer has been named
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Charleston School
of Pharmacy (UCSOP). Mr. Bowyer’s
responsibilities include development and oversight of budget, hiring and
mentorship of new faculty, provision of leadership to existing faculty and
staff, clinical programs, oversight of experiential education and residency
past nine years Mr. Bowyer has served as Director of Experiential Education at
this time he established advanced practice experiences, early practice
experiences and service learning for classes of 80 students annually and developed
all policies and procedures for the program.
In addition, he was instrumental in the implementation UCSOP’s
Interprofessional education program.
Bowyer received his B.S. in Pharmacy from West Virginia University School of
Pharmacy. He has worked in a variety of
practice settings during his pharmacy career, including hospital and community
pharmacy. He has also provided services
as a consultant pharmacist in long term care settings. Mr. Bowyer has been president of the West
Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has served two terms as
voting delegate to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
representing West Virginia. He also
serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Rural Health Association.
has worked primarily in a rural setting for the majority of his career and has
developed an interest in improving health care in those areas. He organized and has served as the
coordinator of the Alliance for Pharmacist Care (a collation of various
pharmacy stakeholders in WV) since their founding. The Alliance develops a
unified pharmacy legislative agenda and advocates for the advancement of
pharmacy practice in West Virginia.
Michelle Easton, Dean UC School of Pharmacy said “We are pleased that Dave has
accepted this leadership role with UCSOP.
His dedication to the program, the profession and West Virginia, along
with his insight and foresight are valuable qualities that will serve us well
as we continue to achieve our programmatic mission and goals.”
The University of Charleston School of
Pharmacy enrolled its first students in 2006, and received full
accreditation when the first class graduated in May 2010. Each year, the school
educates over 300 student pharmacists in its technology-filled building. The
program is known for the close cooperation between students and faculty, an
emphasis on professionalism and advocacy, and PharmUC, an on-campus provider of
medication therapy management and chronic disease education services for