Caroline D. Juran, RPh, was elected to serve a three-year member term, representing District 2, on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 112th Annual Meeting, May 14-17, 2016, in San Diego, CA.
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 the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In 2015, 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® (VPP®).
As an active member of NABP, Ms Juran currently serves as secretary/treasurer of District 2. In addition, Ms Juran has served on the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act. Ms Juran has also served as a presenter or panelist at several NABP Executive Office Forums to share her insights on compounding safety, inspection processes, and the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
Ms Juran is also a member of Rx Partnership, Virginia Pharmacy Congress, Virginia Forensic Science Board, and the Virginia Pharmacists Association. Contributing her expertise to several other pharmacy-related issues, Ms Juran served as a workgroup co-chairman on the Virginia Governor’s Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force and the National Governors Association Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Workgroup, and as an advisory committee member of the Pew Charitable Trust Development of Best Practices for State Oversight of Drug Compounding.
Ms Juran completed her studies at the College of William and Mary and the School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.
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