The International Federation of Pharmacists, FIP, has appointed Professor Jenelle Sobotka, as the new chairperson of its Education and Research Foundation.
Her appointment is effective immediately and she takes office today.
Professor Sobotka is the director of the Online Certificate and Masters Programmes in Pharmacy Leadership at the University of Cincinnati James L Winkle College of Pharmacy, USA.
Sobotka, a past president of the American Pharmacists Association, expressed her delight to work with the foundation board of directors to take the profession to greater heights worldwide.
“I look forward to working with the foundation board of directors and FIP leadership to advance the profession globally. It will be exciting to enhance current foundation projects as well as create important new initiatives that support FIP’s goals and priorities in education, research and practice”, she said.
Dominique Jordan, FIP president , said: “I am delighted to support the appointment of Professor Sobotka. Her vast experience and excellent qualifications will guarantee effective leadership for the foundation through which FIP proudly continues to support global pharmacy. The FIP Foundation for Education and Research and its chairperson are essential to our One FIP strategy.
“ I look forward to working with Professor Sobotka because I have her trust and she has mine, and especially during these times of crisis, more than ever, we need solidarity and action. I know she will support FIP and the FIP foundation to deliver what is needed. I want to thank John Ware for his support to FIP and his engagement in his function as chair of the foundation, and wish Professor Sobotka success and also lots of fun in her work”, he stated.
Mr John Ware, immediate past chair of the foundation, welcomed Prof. Sobotka’s appointment, saying that “her experience, insight and leadership skills position are well enough to lead the FIP Foundation for Education and Research through the next term of its ambitious development”.
He added: “The world has changed dramatically in the last seven months and our responsibilities to support our communities could not be greater. A strong foundation affords us the opportunity to achieve real impact on students’, pharmacists’ and pharmaceutical scientists’ development to meet the critical needs of our local and global societies”.