Member of the Month
The ASCPT Member of the Month is a forum to recognize and thank a member of ASCPT who has supported the Society's endeavors. Each month, ASCPT highlights one member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty! We also highlight the Member of the Month, along with two other members, in each issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
. We hope you will enjoy learning about fellow members and as always, encourage your participation in Society events and activities.
Stacy S. Shord, PharmD: December Member of the Month
Previous Members of the Month
||ASCPT is proud to recognize Stacy S. Shord, PharmD, as the December Member of the Month.
Stacy S. Shord, PharmD, Pharmacologist, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
Dr. Shord first attended the ASCPT Annual Meeting in 2000, to help present three posters from her preceptor’s laboratory. The meeting enabled her to meet individual scientists who shared her interests and advanced knowledge and provided an array of opportunities for her to become actively involved in the Society. She joined ASCPT in 2001. She says of how her membership has impacted her career, “ASCPT has introduced me to new colleagues with common interests that have led to collaborations on both scientific and educational endeavors. Furthermore, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics and the Annual Meeting continue to be reliable sources of innovative scientific information that has supported my professional growth as a clinician and a scientist.” The Annual Meeting remains her favorite aspect of her membership, along with the volunteer activities that allow her to engage with interesting individuals who, like her, have an unyielding passion for the field of clinical pharmacology.
ASCPT, says Dr. Shord, positively influences the field of clinical pharmacology in continuing to encourage members to become actively involved in the Society by providing opportunities to participate via committees, meetings, and publications. She believes that it is these opportunities that allow individual members to continually grow as professionals and shape the field. She says, "I recommend that individuals interested in getting involved in ASCPT consider participating in a committee or scientific section within the Society that has members with common interests. Newer members will then be able to develop opportunities to learn and network with other members and help advance education and scientific opportunities. Furthermore, new collaborations could be formed that will likely promote professional growth by leading new members to opportunities for new grants, contracts, presentations, or publications."
Dr. Shord received her undergraduate degree from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and her doctor of pharmacy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Pharmacy. Her volunteer efforts for the Society include serving as a member of the Membership Action Team and the Education committees. She is a member of the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Oncology scientific sections.
Thank you, Dr. Shord, for your valuable leadership and continued commitment to ASCPT and the discipline of clinical pharmacology!
January 2013: Kenneth Luu, PhD
February 2013: Karthik Venkatakrishnan, PhD
March 2013: Kevin Dykstra, PhD
April 2013: Larisa Reyderman, PhD
May 2013: Geert t' Jong, MD, PhD
June 2013: Catherine M.T. Sherwin, PhD
July 2013: Mary V. Relling, PharmD
August 2013: Elvin T. Price, PharmD, PhD
September 2013: Landry Kamdem Kamdem, PharmD, PhD
October 2013: Erica L. Woodahl, PhD
November 2013: Lei Zhang, PhD
December 2013: Stacy S. Shord, PharmD