by Nathan Pilling, Public Relations Writer
The Cedarville University School of Pharmacy is announcing the appointment of Ginger Cameron, Ph.D., as director of assessment.
“Our accrediting body, the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education, requires ongoing, rigorous assessment of our program’s effectiveness at meeting our stated educational goals and the accreditation standards,” said Douglas Anderson, Pharm.D., chair of the department of pharmacy practice. “This includes all four years of the graduate curriculum, and includes both didactic and experiential education.”
Cameron’s primary responsibility will be making sure that students are adequately tested before they graduate from the school of pharmacy. As such, her presence will be critical to the long-term success of Cedarville pharmacy students.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work in a Christian environment and to be part of the school of pharmacy,” said Cameron. “Through my role as a faculty member as well as my role in assessment, I will be able to help assure that we are meeting the goals of the school and the industry so that we are sending out students who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing profession.”
With experience in biostatistics, epidemiology and public health, Cameron brings a viewpoint from outside the pharmacy world that will give students a perspective different from what they might typically get at a pharmacy school. “Pharmacists tend to see things in health care from a particular vantage point unique to pharmacy,” Anderson said. “Dr. Cameron will help our students see health care from a broader perspective.”
But her expertise doesn’t stop in the health professions. “Dr. Cameron understands Cedarville,” Anderson said. “She gets the perspective that we are trying to instill, to see pharmacy and health care as a mission field, to be missionaries first and use pharmacy as a vehicle to reach our patients for Christ.”
With her focus on these priorities, Cedarville pharmacy students will be well-prepared for their future profession both in knowledge and in practice.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Celebrating 125 years of inspiring greatness, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.