Craig Kimble to be installed WVPA President

Craig Kimble, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCACP, of Marshall University School of Pharmacy, will be installed President of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association, at the 109th Annual Convention, October 8, at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston.  Craig is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Administration and Research, as well as Director of Experiential Learning and Manager of Clinical School of Pharmacy at the School.

Craig received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) from Ohio Northern University in 1998. He earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Morehead State University in 1999, and a Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Administration from Marshall University in 2000.   He also completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kentucky Hospitals and St. Claire Medical Center in 1999.  Craig is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist.

Before coming to Marshall, Craig was the Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services for Fruth Pharmacy, a 27-store regional retail drugstore chain serving Ohio and West Virginia.  While at Fruth, he achieved funding through a $25,000 grant and established a PBY1 community pharmacy practice residency program.  He previously served as a Senior Pharmacist Consultant for McKesson Provider Technologies and System Director of Pharmacy for Holzer Health Systems in Ohio.

Craig was chosen by the West Virginia Pharmacists Association to receive  the 2011 Excellence In Innovation in Pharmacy Award, which was sponsored by Upshire-Smith.  Active in the profession, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Pharmacists Association.  He has served as President Elect for WVPA for the past two years.

In addition to teaching and serving as Director of the Office Experiential Learning, he assists in overseeing the professional experience program, including both early and advanced pharmacy practice experience.  He is responsible for helping establish practice sites and placing students in appropriate rotations.

He assists in training for and negotiates experience content with staff Preceptor Training at the rotation sites.  Craig also assists in overseeing the community service and outreach activties that promote the profession and the School of Pharmacy.

As Manager of Clinical Support Services, Craig works with retail and hospital partners as an adviser to help implement and optimize advanced services and programs.  He has presented at the local, state and national levels on pharmacy management and topics related to experiential learning.  Craig’s teaching and research interests include pharmacy management, pharmacy finance and economics, and ambulatory clinical pharmacy.