National Foundation Selects UW Faculty Member for Inaugural Faculty Scholars Program

July 23, 2012
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Lawrence Staubach

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation recently selected Lawrence Staubach, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, for its inaugural Faculty Scholars Program class.

Launched earlier this year, the Faculty Scholars Program is designed to educate assistant professors from U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy about designing, implementing and publishing community-pharmacy-based patient care research. Educational programming was designed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, led by Melissa Somma McGivney.

Staubach was among five recipients selected from 27 applicants. He will participate in advanced educational opportunities through in-person meetings, regular conference calls, individualized mentoring, Web-based lecture material and online discussion forums. The scholars will engage in peer-to-peer review, receiving support from a network of researchers nationwide. They also will be eligible to receive a research grant to launch a community pharmacy-based patient-centered care project.

“The NACDS Foundation created the Faculty Scholars Program with the confidence that this type of research can make a meaningful difference for patients’ lives and public health, and this is an ideal group to live up to those high expectations,”  says NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger.

A physician-executive and scientist with a proven track record of successfully commercializing products and services during a 24-year career, Staubach has worked in diverse industries, including health care delivery, health insurance, pharmaceutical beauty care and food and beverage. He has built, led and managed domestic and global cross-functional teams and functional organizations focusing on drug research, drug information, health economics and outcomes research and scientific publications. 

Staubach received his B.A. in chemistry and biology from the University of Dayton and earned his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He also earned an MBA from Xavier University with concentrations in management and marketing.

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