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Dr. Douglas Anderson

Pharmacy Professor Receives "Oscar" of His Profession

by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

Dr. Douglas Anderson, Cedarville University professor of pharmacy practice, has been named a 2019 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) fellow.

"Being named an ACCP fellow is like getting an Oscar for career achievement," said Anderson.

ACCP is a clinical pharmacy professional organization. The honorary title “fellow” is bestowed on people who have achieved a high level of practice and research throughout their careers.

Anderson has spent 25 years in academia teaching future pharmacists. He has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and, as a researcher, he has attracted more than $700,000 in grant support.

— Douglas Anderson

Anderson has also been a member of ACCP for 25 years. He has served on numerous committees and is currently serving on the ACCP Task Force on Medication Access, which will produce a white paper about improving medication access.

To become an ACCP Fellow, a current ACCP fellow must nominate the candidate for the title. Anderson was nominated by his professor, mentor and life-long friend, Dr. Chuck Seifert, executive associate dean of Texas Tech University’s School of Pharmacy.

Anderson also acknowledged Dr. Steve Hamilton, professor emeritus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, a former professor and mentor, as instrumental in helping him achieve this recognition.

“Chuck and Steve were people that I saw as a student and admired what they did and how they approached pharmacy. I wanted to emulate them both,” explained Anderson. “They are both big influences on my career through their advice and guidance. They have been great friends and mentors.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Doctor of Pharmacy program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about Cedarville University, visit

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