Author and Alumna to Present Hartman Lecture

Susan A. Cantrell to speak Thursday on pharmacy practice

Susan A. Cantrell

Susan A. Cantrell

OXFORD, Miss. – Pharmacy alumna and author Susan A. Cantrell will deliver the 2015 Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on Thursday (April 2) at the University of Mississippi.

Sponsored by the School of Pharmacy, the lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public. Cantrell plans to discuss “The Patient Is In: Pharmacy Practice in the Era of Patient Empowerment.”

“We can’t wait to have Susan on campus as our 2015 Hartman lecturer,” said David D. Allen, dean of the school. “She is dedicated to mentoring student pharmacists, and we are thrilled that she will be able to interact with some of our students during her visit.”

Cantrell, who resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, is senior vice president and managing director of Americas for the Drug Information Association in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the pharmacy school with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1983.

Her recent book, “Letters to a Young Pharmacist: Sage Advice on Life and Career from Extraordinary Pharmacists,” shares insightful stories from seasoned professionals to help better prepare future pharmacists.

Involved in numerous professional organizations, Cantrell completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited hospital pharmacy residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She received her Certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health.

Cantrell is excited about returning to Oxford and visiting the School of Pharmacy.

“As a student, I was a recipient of a great deal of support and mentorship by so many outstanding faculty of the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy, without which I know I could not have been successful,” Cantrell said.

The Hartman Lecture was established at UM in 1973 to honor the late Charles W. Hartman, who was dean of the pharmacy school from 1961 until his death in 1970. Former lecturers include American Board of Medical Specialties President and Chief Executive Officer Lois Margaret Nora, former Mississippi Gov. William F. Winter, and U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott.

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