The dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy has been appointed to an influential organization that has a global impact on pharmacy schools.

Indra Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean of the TAMHSC-Rangel College of Pharmacy, has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) International Commission. This is a three-year appointment effective Feb. 1, 2013, through Jan. 31, 2016.  “Globally, there is a tremendous need to optimize and advance the quality of pharmacy education and practice with an ultimate goal to improve patient care” Dr. Reddy said. “I am very excited for this opportunity and I am looking forward to serving in this capacity.”

The ACPE Board of Directors established the ACPE International Services Program (ISP), the mission of which is to promote, assure and advance the quality of pharmacy education internationally to improve patient care through safe and effective medication use. The ISP activities and programs are supported and guided by the International Commission. The expert members serving as commissioners are drawn from around the world and approved by the ACPE Board of Directors.

— Cheri Shipman

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