RADM Scott Giberson '93, US Assistant Surgeon General, Director, Commissioned Corps Personnel & Readiness & Chief Professional Officer, Pharmacy, will present the 2013 Sprowls Lecture, entitled "Transform Health Care: A Call to Action for Pharmacy" on Monday, March 25th at Noon in Room 101 at the School of Pharmacy. All alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to attend this lecture which honors an outstanding individual who has achieved recognition within the profession of Pharmacy.
RADM Scott Giberson was selected by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin as the first Director of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness in August 2011. He has operational leadership for the entire Commissioned Corps infrastructure that provides the management and operations for over 6,500 Commissioned Corps officers of all professions and disciplines. In addition to these full time responsibilities, RADM Giberson was also selected as the Chief Professional Officer (CPO) for the Pharmacy Category. As CPO, he advises the Office of the Surgeon General and Department of Health and Human Services on operational and professional affairs of pharmacy and over 1150 PHS pharmacists.
RADM Giberson has served in roles as a Clinical Pharmacist, Chief Pharmacist, Senior Public Health Advisor, Senior Medical Program Officer, Principal Consultant and Division Director. In 2001, RADM Giberson responded to the Anthrax attacks in New York City and was later chosen by his peers as the National Coordinator for over 40 Response Teams under the newly-formed Department of Homeland Security. In 2003, RADM Giberson was then detailed to the Department of Defense (DOD) for 3 years. He led multiple international health missions for the U.S. Pacific Command involving more than 23 countries.
RADM Giberson maintains dual licensure as a pharmacist and clinician - and has worked as a member of a Family Practice Medical staff for over 15 years. He is the primary author of the 2011 Pharmacy Report to the U.S. Surgeon General that garnered the U.S. Surgeon General's support and facilitated a nationwide effort to recognize pharmacists as providers. The Report is featured nationwide and referenced in many materials. Recently, the New York Times also referenced his Report and the value of pharmacists. RADM Giberson has authored many articles in national publications, spoken at many venues domestically and internationally, and served as adjunct faculty at multiple universities.
He is the recipient of numerous awards across his career including a DOD Defense Meritorious Service Medal. RADM Giberson earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, a graduate certificate in Health Emergencies in Large Populations, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from LECOM School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Sprowls lecture honors Dean Joseph B. Sprowls (1950-1967) for his many contributions to our School, to the University and to the Profession.