Almut Winterstein, Ph.D., a professor and the Dr. Robert and Barbara Crisafi Chair of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has been installed as president of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, or ISPE. The installation occurred Aug. 27 at the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
Winterstein is the first faculty member from the UF College of Pharmacy to lead ISPE. She joined the organization in 2000 and has held numerous leadership roles during the past two decades. She has served on the ISPE education committee since 2008. In 2011-12, she chaired the academic council and was a member of the board of directors from 2014-17. Twice, she has served on scientific programming committees for ISPE meetings.
“My vision for ISPE is one in which the society continues to promote pharmacoepidemiologic methods and research findings across all constituencies, especially to clinical organizations and other scientific specialties that are discovering real-world data for evaluating drug safety and effectiveness,“ Winterstein said. “Given the rapid growth of our discipline, ISPE is tasked with expanding its outreach and its role as the key platform for excellence in pharmacoepidemiologic research and training.”