Past Zellmer Lectures

 Rear Admiral Pamela Schweitzer, Pharm.D., BCACP, September 20, 2016
Press Release, 9/12/16: "RADM Pamela M. Schweitzer Honored with Zellmer Lecture Award"
RADM Schweitzer is the 10th Chief Professional Officer (CPO), Pharmacy and Assistant Surgeon General for the United States Public Health Service (PHS).  She is the first female to hold this position for the Pharmacy Category.  RADM Schweitzer is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of PHS pharmacy programs and professional affairs for the Office of the Surgeon General and the Department of Health & Human Services.

Throughout her pharmacy career RADM Schweitzer has served in varied assignments, progressing in leadership responsibilities in the Indian Health Service (IHS), Veterans Administration (VA) and currently with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  RADM Schweitzer began her career with the Indian Health Service (IHS) at the Pine Ridge Indian Hospital in South Dakota followed by geographic and programmatic moves reflecting increasing responsibility and leadership. Her VA service was with the VA Medical Center Hot Springs in South Dakota. Her current duty station with CMS is in Baltimore, MD.

RADM Schweitzer has been recognized for her leadership contributions including receiving the University of California San Francisco Alumnus of the Year Award (2015), University of California San Francisco Excellence Award (2015), Howard University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Pharmacy Leaders Award (2014), American Pharmacists Association Distinguished Federal Pharmacist Award (2014), the USPHS Mary Louise Anderson Leadership Award (2012) and IHS Senior Pharmacist of the Year Award (2013).

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from California State University Fullerton (CSUF), earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy, completed an Ambulatory Care/Administrative Residency at University of California Irvine Medical Center and is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP).  She is currently in the Executive Master of Health Administration (EMHA) Program at the University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy. 

  John M. Coster, September 15, 2015
"Pharmacy and Public Policy: A Roadmap for the Future"
Press Release, 9/14/15: "John Coster Honored With Zellmer Lecture"
Lecture Recap: "Get Involved in Public Policy, Says 2015 Zellmer Lecturer," Am J Health Syst Pharm. November 1, 2015; 72:1832-1834.

  Susan C. Winckler, September 16, 2014
"The Intersection of Public Policy and Professional Responsibility"
Press release, 9/4/2014: "Susan Winckler Honored with Zellmer Lecture"
"Winckler Shares Views on Pharmacy's Rules for the Road," AJHP News, 11/1/2014
Lecture Recap: "The Intersection of Public Policy and Professional Responsibility," Am J Health Syst Pharm. May 1, 2015; 72:711-5.

  Dennis C. Wagner, September 17, 2013
"Choosing to Use the Most Powerful Model in the World"
Press Release, 8/30/2013: "Dennis Wagner Honored with Zellmer Lecture"
• Biography: Dennis C. Wagner 
Lecture Recap: “Choosing to Use the Most Powerful Model in the World,” Am J Health Syst Pharm. July 1, 2014; 71:1128-1135.

  Rear Admiral Scott Giberson, September 18, 2012
"Transform Health Care in 2012! A Call to Action"
Press release, 6/3/2013: U.S. Surgeon General, Three Commissioned Corps Pharmacists to Receive ASHP Award of Excellence
Lecture Recap: "Transform Health Care: A Call to Action for Pharmacy," Scott F. Giberson, Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2013; 70:1601-4.

  Jimmy R. Mitchell, September 20, 2011
"The Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative:  A Pharmacy Practice Model that is Transforming Community Level Health Care across the U.S.”
Press release, 9/16/2011: Jimmy Mitchell Honored with Zellmer Lecture Award.
Lecture recap: "Supporting the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative," Jimmy R. Mitchell, Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2012; 69:1246-50. 

  William A. Zellmer, September 21, 2010
"Why ASHP Policy Matters": Inaugural "Where Practice Meets Policy" lecture
Press release, 9/13/2010: Wm A. Zellmer Lecture Debuts
Photos from this inaugural lecture.
Lecture recap: “Professional Policy as a Catalyst to Pharmacy’s Transformation,” William A. Zellmer, Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011; 68:e41-5.