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Talbert, Robert L., Pharm.D.
SmithKline Centennial
Professor Emeritus
210- 567-8318

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Dr. Robert Talbert is professor of Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy with The University of Texas at Austin. He holds appointments as professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He received his bachelor of science in pharmacy (1971) and doctor of pharmacy (1974) degrees from the University of Kentucky and completed a residency at the A.B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. under the preceptorship of Dr. Paul Parker. Dr. Talbert has authored more than 120 scientific and professional articles and book chapters and is one of the editors of Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiology Approach, now in the seventh edition. He has been the preceptor for more than 30 specialty practice residents and five clinical sciences fellows. He has served as major professor for five master's in pharmacy students and two of them have won best thesis awards on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Dr. Talbert has served the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists as chair of the Special Interest Group in Adult Medicine and as a member of the Commission on Therapeutics. He has served as chair of the Section of Pharmacy Practice for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He was chairman of the Research Institute, American College of Clinical Pharmacy August 1993 - August 1994. Dr. Talbert has served as a member of the Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and as a member of BPS for two terms. He is also past-president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (1992-1993) He has been a member of the Advisory Panel on Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs, The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (1992-1995) and was elected (1986) Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP). Dr. Talbert served on the Board of Directors for Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc for nine years. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties). He has served a member of the American Heart Association Committee on Scientific Sessions Planning since 2002.

He is responsible for didactic and clerkship teaching of baccalaureate and Pharm. D. students and supervises their activities on the medicine service at University Hospital in San Antonio. Dr. Talbert is a member of the Drug Usage Committee and the Cardiovascular Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for University Hospital. He was named Preceptor of the Year in 2005.

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Last Reviewed: February 19, 2009

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Mailing Address:
Education & Research Ctr.
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 6220
San Antonio, TX

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