Professor Jeff Huston received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University. After practicing community pharmacy for 11 years, he accepted a position as clinical assistant professor with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy teaching in the professional practice laboratory series of courses. In December of 2002, Jeff added working with The Ohio State University College of Medicine Division of Pharmacology, ultimately serving as lead pharmacist for the clinical trials unit. His duties included preparing investigational products as part of various randomized, single and double blind and placebo controlled studies from major medical research and development firms to dose subjects participating in various phases of drug development.
Serving the "underserved" with medical care has been a major theme in Professor Huston's career. In March of 2005, as part of his appointment with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Jeff became the director of Columbus Neighborhood Health Center Dispensing Pharmacy. During his time there he expanded the Pfizer Share the Care program, transitioning it to electronic processing. In 2006, Jeff developed an annual Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotation focused on "serving the underserved." During this fourth year rotation, students learned to serve the needs of those with limited access to health care. The rotation included a medical mission trip to Honduras in coordination with World Gospel Mission where student pharmacists provided quality health care to the poorest residents of Choluteca, Honduras, in collaboration with an inter-professional health care team. Jeff was also one of the pharmacists who helped establish the Grace Free Clinic in Delaware, Ohio, in 2006. This clinic consisted of a volunteer team of inter-professional health care providers that collaboratively served the uninsured population of Delaware and Marion counties by addressing their health care and spiritual needs. In 2008 he worked with Astra Zeneca Corporation to start the highly successful AZ and Me indigent medication assistance program at the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center. In 2010 he helped transition the centers from patient charts to electronic medical records, integrating them with the current indigent medication assistance programs.
Through his decade of service the OSU College of Pharmacy Professor Huston served students in a variety of ways, including serving as a faculty advisor. He also functioned as co-advisor for the OSU chapter of CPFI (Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International).
Professor Huston serves as Director of Student and Professional Development and Instructor of Pharmacy Practice. His more than 20 years of pharmacy practice and research experience coupled with his passion for international ministry promises to enrich the lives of Cedarville pharmacy students. Jeff's vision is to have every Cedarville University School of Pharmacy student participate in at least one medical mission trip before graduating.
- Favorite things to do: All water activities at Lake Cumberland, KY, and anything with my wonderful family.
- Hobbies: Traveling to foreign countries with the family (have been to over 30 countries); medical missions trips to Honduras, relaxing on the beach with wife and kids.
- Why Cedarville: God is orchestrating so many amazing things for Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. I feel so very blessed to be a part of this great new adventure of training students to use their faith and God given talents to serve the health care needs of others thus opening the door to serve patients spiritual needs.
Education and Credentials
- B.S. in Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University
- Certificate, Medication Therapy Management, Adult Immunization