70th Annual Kremers Lecture
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm
“Linking Clinical Pharmacy Practice to Translational Science: From Quinidine to Cocaine”
Jerry L. Bauman, PharmD is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Dean Emeritus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine Emeritus at UIC. Dr. Bauman received his BS in pharmacy at the University of Illinois at the Medical Center and PharmD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He completed residencies at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Dr. Bauman’s area of research is the clinical pharmacology of cocaine and those drugs used to treat cardiac rhythm disorders, specifically their ability to paradoxically provoke life threatening arrhythmias. Through his work, the clinical profile of patients at risk for drug-induced torsade de pointes was elucidated; later Dr. Bauman discovered the underlying mechanisms of sudden death due to cocaine in otherwise healthy individuals and currently recommended therapies for cocaine-induced ventricular arrhythmias. For these contributions he was given the Russell Miller Award for Research from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 1994. Among Dr. Bauman’s other honors are election as fellow in the American College of Cardiology (first PharmD), election as fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and election as Distinguished Practitioner/Scholar in the National Academy of Practice (inaugural pharmacy class). Dr. Bauman has received the Ferguson Lectureship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Leonard Lectureship at the University of Texas, the Au Lectureship at SUNY-Syracuse, the G. Van Greene Distinguished Lectureship at Mercer University and the Roland T. Lakey Award/Lecturer at Wayne State University. In 2020, he will receive the UMKC College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Bauman has received 2 Golden Apple Awards for teaching excellence in the UIC College of Pharmacy and has served as a member of the Cardio-Renal Panel of the United States Pharmacopoeia Convention and the Commission on Credentialing (national accrediting body for pharmacy residencies). He is a past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and has served as a Scientific Editor and a member of the Board of Directors of the journal Pharmacotherapy. The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy.
In addition to his scientific and professional contributions, Dr. Bauman is an experienced academic administrator. During his tenure as Dean, the UIC College of Pharmacy has been ranked consistently in the top 5 of all US colleges of pharmacy, both for research and academic programs. Dr. Bauman has also served as the (interim) Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at UIC where he led the academic enterprise, including the successful recruitment of several deans. During his more than 2 years as (interim) Vice President for Health Affairs for the University of Illinois system, he oversaw the reorganization of the health science center in Chicago, the creation of an accountable care entity, the alignment of UIC College of Medicine with the UI Hospital, substantial growth in clinical volumes including multiple partnerships with other health care providers and organizations.