CEO of Clinical Pharmacy Organization Set for Hartman Lecture

Michael Maddux to discuss clinical pharmacy's impact on the profession

Michael Maddux

OXFORD, Miss. – Michael Maddux, executive director of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, is set to deliver the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on March 1 at the University of Mississippi.

Hosted by the School of Pharmacy, the lecture is slated for 11 a.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Maddux’s talk is titled, “Professional Transformation through the Lens of Clinical Pharmacy: Deja Vu all over Again?” The event is free and open to the public.

As CEO of ACCP, an organization that supports clinical pharmacists nationwide with leadership, education and resources, Maddux is one of the county’s foremost experts on clinical pharmacy.

“Mike has been instrumental in shaping the clinical pharmacy landscape, especially in his 15 years as executive director of ACCP,” said David D. Allen, dean of the UM School of Pharmacy. “We are excited to hear his perspective on the evolution of pharmacy.”

In his lecture, Maddux plans to reflect on the roots of clinical pharmacy and discuss how changes within clinical pharmacy over the past 50 years have influenced the pharmacy profession as a whole. 

“In doing so, we will examine how much of what we see and experience in today’s academic practice environment is new and representative of real progress, versus what is perhaps not new at all,” Maddux said.

Maddux earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California at San Francisco, and completed a residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. He served on the UIC clinical pharmacy faculty from 1980 to 1991, before joining the St. Louis College of Pharmacy as professor and director of the Division of Pharmacy Practice, where he stayed until transitioning to executive director of ACCP in 2004.

With more than 40 years’ experience in clinical practice, professional education and research, Maddux is frequently asked to provide guidance to young and future pharmacists.

“Dedicate yourself to becoming a professional with both competence and character who cares for, and cares about, patients,” he said, as a word of advice for student pharmacists. “In-depth knowledge, clinical skills and patient care experience contribute to better outcomes for patients, other health professionals, caregivers and society at-large.”

The Hartman Lecture was established at Ole Miss 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 CEO Lois Margaret Nora, former Mississippi Gov. William F. Winter and two former U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Trent Lott.