Rick Couldry 2014

Rob Couldry 2014

Lectures: Guest Lecture | Spring Lecture

Rick Couldry, M.S., B.S.Pharm., FASHP, is Director of Pharmacy at e University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. During the 10 years that he has been director, the pharmacy department maintained an integrated, patient-centered practice model and received two ASHP Best Practice Awards.

He also holds an academic appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.

In addition, Mr. Couldry is residency director for the hospital’s combined M.S. and Health-system Pharmacy Administration postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) residency program, which was awarded the Residency Program Excellence Award in 2009 by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation.

Mr. Couldry received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) and completed a combined residency and Master of Science degree in hospital pharmacy at e University of Kansas. He is a fellow of the American Society of Health- System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Mr. Couldry’s involvement in professional organizations has included leadership positions on the national and state levels. He served in several ASHP Section Advisory Groups, including Chair of Manager Development in 2010-11. He serves currently as director at large for the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Management, and he currently is district director for the Kansas Council of Health-system Pharmacists. Mr. Couldry was honored to receive the UMKC School of Pharmacy Alumni Service Award for Health System Pharmacy in 2011.

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
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$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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