Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro

Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro | Class of 1981

DiPiro to Provide 2017 Foster Lecture

October 18, 2017

UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro has been selected to provide keynote remarks during the College’s annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Day. Dr. DiPiror lecture is entitled “’Leadership in Times of Change.” The Foster Lecture will take place at noon on Friday, October 20 at the UK College of Pharmacy. The program is part of the College’s efforts to recognize the outstanding leadership and academic and research excellence of the late Thomas S. Foster.


Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro is Dean, Professor and Archie. O. McCalley Chair at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia. He received his BS in pharmacy (Honors College) from the University of Connecticut and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky. He served a residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University. 


He is Immediate Past President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Past Chair of the Council of Deans. He has served as President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is a Fellow of the College and has served on the Research Institute Board of Trustees.  He has been a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, having served on the Commission on Therapeutics and the Task Force on Science.  In 2002, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy selected Dr. DiPiro for the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Educator Award.  He has also received the Russell R. Miller Literature Award and the Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and was named in 2013 as the national Rho Chi Distinguished Lecturer.  Dr. DiPiro was elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Dr. DiPiro served as Editor of The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education for 12 years. He is an editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, now in its 10th edition.  He is also the author of Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Editor of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy.  He has published over 200 journal papers, books, book chapters, and editorials in academic and professional journals.