Sean Jeffery, Pharm.D. (’95 BS), Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at UConn’s School of Pharmacy, has announced his candidacy for President Elect of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Jeffery is also director of pharmacy at Hartford HealthCare’s Integrated Care Partners, helping create new possibilities for pharmacists within outpatient medical practices.
Jeffery earned his Pharm. D. from the Ohio State University in 1997 and completed then specialized in geriatric pharmacy by completing a residency at the Durham Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and Duke Center for the Study of Aging in 1998. He returned to UConn in 1998 to start an ambulatory geriatric practice at the West Haven VA Medical Center. His practice at the VA was a popular rotation for pharmacy students. He also developed a geriatric pharmacy residency program while at the VA and for many years was the residency program director for VA Connecticut.
As a pharmacist, Jeffery has always been active in professional associations. His service to the profession has resulted in leadership positions across multiple organizations. In 2019 Jeffery was elected to a three-year term on the American Pharmacist Association (APhA) Board of Trustees. As a Trustee, he helped guide APhA in responding to the pandemic.
Additionally, Jeffery was president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists in 2012 and served as acting CEO of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists in 2013-14 during a CEO search.
Jeffery’s bid for the APhA presidency comes at a challenging time for the profession. “Never before have pharmacists been so vital to the lives of Americans as during the pandemic where hundreds of millions of vaccinations were managed, distributed and delivered by pharmacists, he said. “At the same time, never before have America’s pharmacists faced such challenging workplace environments. I am passionate about finding new ways for pharmacists to better integrate into the nation’s health care system, expanding opportunities, creating new pharmacist jobs, and, as a professor, exciting future generations of pharmacists about the profession.”
If you are an APhA member please watch your email for the ballot on March 18. The election will run through April 18. Any questions? Feel free to connect with Dr. Jeffery on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/sean-jeffery-apha-president-elect or Facebook at facebook.com/sean.jeffery.APhA.
Outside pharmacy: Jeffery resides in Branford, Connecticut, is a hobby beekeeper, and together with his wife, runs a children’s theatre program in Branford.