“Being a leader (without being in charge)” was the topic presented by Jean Nappi, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences and Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a previous University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy Clinical Assistant Professor, for the annual Kremers Lecture in early April. Nappi shared anecdotes from her career and cited research outlining leadership traits and barriers to effective leadership. A capacity student attendance listened as she noted traits that are associated with failure, bad leaders, and the potential and opportunity that exist for all individuals to choose their path, be open to diverse dialogue, and articulate a vision.
Established in 1950 by the Eta Chapter of the Rho Chi Society the annual lecture series honors Edward Kremers, the first person to lead the School of Pharmacy and who subsequently served for four decades during its formative period. The invited lecturer is a scientist, an educator, or a creative leader in the health sciences. Today the lecture is co-sponsored by the School’s Rho Chi Society and Phi Lambda Sigma.