Diane B. Ginsburg, assistant dean for student affairs at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, has been named president-elect of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Announcement of her selection was made Friday (Aug. 28) by ASHP. She assumes her new position immediately.
Among her many responsibilities as assistant dean, she oversees students' participation in student professional organizations. In addition to her work as assistant dean at the college, Ms. Ginsburg is a clinical professor, teaching courses in ethics and pharmacy law. She also serves as regional director for the college's statewide internship program.
An ASHP fellow, she completed three years of service on ASHP's Board of Directors and was chair of ASHP's Council on Education Affairs. She has been co-chair of the Foundation Development Committee and a Texas delegate to the House of Delegates. She is editor-in-chief of ASHP's PharmPrep Interactive Case-Based Review and author/editor of ASHP's Preceptor Handbook for Pharmacists.
Ms. Ginsburg is a past president of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and is recipient of several awards from the association including Pharmacist of the Year, Mentor Award, and Pharmacist Recognition Award. She is past president of the Austin Area Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
She received the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy where she earned her bachelor of science in pharmacy in 1984. She holds a master of science degree in hospital pharmacy from the University of Houston and is currently a student in the doctoral program in higher education administration in the UT Austin College of Education.
For more than 60 years, ASHP has helped pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety. The Society's 35,000 members include pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home-care, and long-term-care settings. The group's membership also has a large student contingent.