McLean, VA - (April 26, 2004) — Dorothy L. Smith, Pharm.D., president and founder of Consumer Health Information Corporation became an alumnae member of the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, a national pharmacy leadership society.
Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, was formed in 1965 to promote, foster and recognize leaders and support leadership commitment among pharmacy students. Leaders in pharmacy, students, faculty and alumni alike, are selected for membership by peer recognition. Dorothy L. Smith, Pharm.D., has been asked to join the fraternity as a result of her many years of leadership and dedication to the pharmaceutical industry. She is a 1972 graduate of University of Cincinnati Medical Center, College of Pharmacy.
Neil E. Ernst, President of the University of Cincinnati Phi Lambda Sigma chapter said, “We are delighted Dr. Smith, a true vanguard in pharmacy, has accepted our invitation to join Phi Lambda Sigma. It is an honor to have someone with Dr. Smith’s credentials, leadership skills, vision and compassion join the organization.”
Dr. Smith develops patient education programs and materials for patients and consumers to help them make informed decisions about their health care and medication use. She was noted as an “architect, leader and visionary” for founding Consumer Health Information Corporation, one of the first companies in the United States to develop programs that increase compliance through patient education at every level: academia, publishing, international pharmacy, pharmaceutical patient information and consumer education. Through her company and professional crusades, she has developed programs that motivate patients and consumers to manage their medications safely and wisely.
Consumer Health Information Corporation
Consumer Health Information Corporation (www.consumer-health.com) is internationally recognized for its innovative patient information programs. The company develops patient education and consumer awareness programs on medication use and disease management. They have produced a broad range of award-winning print and audiovisual programs that have helped millions of people learn to make wise decisions about their health and medications. Clients include pharmaceutical companies, consumer organizations and Fortune 500 companies, national health care and professional associations, managed care organizations, insurance companies, and pharmacies. The company is a teaching site for several schools of pharmacy across the United States and a member of the Board of Directors of NCPIE.
The University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
The University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.uc.edu) offers both Professional Practice (Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmD) and Graduate (MS and PhD) Degrees. Supported by a research active faculty and located in state-of-the-art facilities, the College provides students with an opportunity to develop their individual skills and to excel in their chosen field of expertise. Graduates of the College have a 100% placement rate prior to graduation, and are highly sought after by Professional and Pharmaceutical Employers.
About Consumer Health Information Corporation
Consumer Health Information Corporation was founded by Dorothy L. Smith, Pharm.D, an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist with expertise in patient adherence and patient education. The mission of Consumer Health Information Corporation is to help patients learn how to manage their diseases and prescribed treatments safely and wisely. The company has developed more than 4000 evidence-based patient education programs for medications, medical devices, disease management and Phase III clinical trials worldwide. A respected clinical and educational source, Consumer Health Information Corporation has won major national and international awards for excellence in patient and consumer education programs that have significantly increased patient adherence. Dr. Smith is the author of more than 130 professional articles, 23 books and has delivered more than 150 professional and scholarly addresses.
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