Wilkes University

July

Professor Eric Wright Earns Master of Public Health CMPH

Eric Wright, associate professor of pharmacy practice, is bringing students at Wilkes University a new perspective on pharmacy. Wright recently graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He now has the knowledge and skills to train Wilkes pharmacy students to manage patient populations.

"Pharmacy students are increasingly in need of understanding the public health perspective," Wright said. "Studying and learning from the best educators in public health was very rewarding and positions me well to bring back that knowledge to the classroom and practice environments."

Edward Foote, professor of pharmacy practice and chair of the pharmacy department at Wilkes, commended Wright for his accomplishment. "The Masters in Public Health program at Johns Hopkins is considered the best in the world, and we at Wilkes are lucky to have Dr. Wright on the faculty," he said. "He will bring a teaching and research perspective to the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and the University that will be terrific."

In addition to his tenured appointment within the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wright is also a research investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research and hosts Wilkes pharmacy students at his office in Forty Fort, Pa. He has been on the Wilkes faculty since August 1999.

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