Caroline D. Juran, RPh, DPh, was elected to serve as the 2019-2020 treasurer of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 115th Annual Meeting, May 16-18, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to the election, Ms Juran served a three-year term as an Executive Committee member representing District 2.
Ms Juran is the executive director of the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and was the deputy executive director of the Board from 2005 to 2010. Prior to her work at the Board, Ms Juran practiced pharmacy as a certified geriatric pharmacist, a long-term care pharmacy manager, and a community pharmacist. She also served as preceptor and assistant clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medicine College of Virginia.
In 2015, under her leadership, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy received NABP’s Fred T. Mahaffey Award for contributions to the regulation of the practice of pharmacy and their efforts to ensure that compounding is performed in a safe and compliant manner. Specifically, the Board was one of the first states to increase inspection standards for nonresident pharmacies. The Board worked closely with NABP during the initial phase and process development of the Verified Pharmacy Program®.
As an active member of NABP, Ms Juran has served on the Association’s committees and task forces, including the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation, the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act, and the Committee on Resolutions in 2012. Ms Juran has also served as a panelist at several NABP Interactive Executive Officer Forums to share her insights on compounding safety, inspection processes, and the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
Ms Juran is also an active member of several pharmacy-related organizations, including the Rx Partnership, the Virginia Pharmacy Congress, and the Virginia Pharmacists Association. Contributing her expertise to several other pharmacy-related issues, Ms Juran served on the Virginia Governor’s Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force, the National Governors Association Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Workgroup, and The Pew Charitable Trust Development of Best Practices for State Oversight of Drug Compounding as an advisory committee member.
Ms Juran earned her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia and received an honorary doctor of pharmacy license from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.
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