Sara J. White 2005


Lectures: Guest Lecture (not available) | Spring Lecture

Sara J. White, MS, FASHP, graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.  Following graduation, she worked two years in Portland, Oregon (University of  Oregon Medical Center and Emanuel Hospital) and spent the summer traveling in Europe.  Sara then completed her MS degree at The Ohio State University and an ASHP accredited Residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics.

She was at the University of Kansas Medical Center and School of Pharmacy for twenty years as the Associate Director, Director of Clinical Education and Professor.  Sara was the Director of Pharmacy at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Clinical Professor-UCSF for eleven years before taking an early retirement package. Sara recently was an ASHP Foundation Scholar in Residence on Pharmacy Leadership. She is currently semi-retired and does professional speaking and consulting as a Pharmacy Leadership Consultant.  Sara is in her second term as a corporate Board Member for Omnicell©

Sara has served as president of the Greater Kansas City Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Kansas Society of Hospital Pharmacists and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  She has been ASHP Chair, House of Delegates, Board Member and Council Member.  Her contributions have been recognized by awards which include the Kansas Hospital Pharmacist of the Year, Kansas Pharmacist of the Year,  Harold N. Godwin Lecture Award, Lambda Kappa Sigma Vanguard Leadership Award, Clifton J. Latiolais Award, John A. Webb Lecture Award, Ohio State Jack L. Beal Post Baccalaureate Award and ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award.

During her career in addition to developing, implementing and leading comprehensive, computerized clinical and distributive pharmacy services, Sara has worked with over ninety pharmacy residents and taught numerous pharmacy students.

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.
—U.S. News & World Report
$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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