Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists honors Southern Illinois University pharmacy professor

Scott Bergman to receive New Practitioner Leadership Award on Sept. 19

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists will recognize an Illinois pharmacy professor with a professional award.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville said Monday that Scott Bergman would receive the ICHP's New Practitioner Leadership Award, saying the award recognized his professionalism, leadership and innovation.

"This award provides well-deserved recognition for Scott's efforts with ICHP, as well as his efforts to increase local pharmacist participation in this state organization," SIUE pharmacy professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice Mark Ruscin said. "It is critically important for the profession and for the School of Pharmacy to have faculty members like Scott develop as leaders within professional organizations."

Bergman began working for the school in 2006. He has developed a clinical practice in collaboration with infectious disease physicians at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfiled as well, and has provided patient care at hospitals and an international travel clinic. Last year, he helped develop a postgraduate training program in infectious diseases pharmacy.

At ICHP, he has worked with the organization's office to develop monthly continuing education programs for local pharmacists and received the group's Excellence in Innovation award last year.

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