Pieper Awarded Fellowship in the International Pharmaceutical Federation
Published on 09 October 2019
John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded fellowship in the International Pharmaceutical Federation (known by its French acronym, FIP). The designation was announced during FIP’s 79th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which took place Sept. 22-26 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
FIP fellowship is awarded to individual members of FIP who have exhibited strong leadership internationally, distinguished themselves in pharmacy practice or the pharmaceutical sciences, contributed to the advancement of the practice of pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences and have provided exceptional service to FIP. Of the nine individuals awarded fellowships for 2019, Pieper was one of only two fellows named from the United States.
In August 2010, Pieper became the fourth president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Prior to his appointment at the College, Pieper served as professor and dean of the College of Pharmacy at University of New Mexico (UNM), with concurrent appointments as vice president for research and deputy executive vice president at UNM Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque. Pieper was also a senior fellow at Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at UNM and was adjunct professor, facultad de farmacia, at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Pieper began his service with FIP in 2010, when he was elected as one of 12 international pharmacy educators serving on FIP’s Academic Institutional Member Advisory Group. He was then elected to serve a four-year term on the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section's (AcPS) executive committee and served as the chair of the committee writing the section's strategic plan.
In 2017, Pieper was elected as president of the AcPS. Consisting of approximately 750 members representing 102 countries, the AcPS serves as an international source for networking, collaboration and inspiration for educators to transform pharmaceutical education for the purpose of advancing practice and science to meet health needs in communities around the world.
“It has been such a pleasure to serve FIP over the past nine years, and I am honored to have been recognized with fellowship in this incredible organization,” Pieper said. “I look forward to many more years of helping FIP carry out its mission of improving global health by supporting the advancement of pharmaceutical practice, science and education.”