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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Launches Diplomat University - Hires Jennifer Hagerman, PharmD, Pharmacy Professor
Oct 21, 2010 (10:10 AM EDT)


SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation's largest privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today the launch of Diplomat University, an innovative, web based tool designed to educate and train new and existing employees.

Developing and implementing educational programs is the immediate focus of Jennifer Hagerman, PharmD, AE-C.  Dr. Hagerman joins Diplomat as Director of Education and reports directly to Jeff Rowe, Senior Vice President of Operations.

"The creation of Diplomat University sets the stage for our planned expansion into clinical trials and outcomes research," said Mr. Rowe. "Dr. Hagerman's background as both a pharmacist and educator will be instrumental in the success of our career training program."

"I started my career in pharmacy as a technician at Diplomat and am thrilled to return as the Director of Education," said Dr. Hagerman.  "I look forward to helping implement educational programs for new and current staff, based on their role and specialty area, so they can continue to provide the best care for our patients." 

"We are excited to have Jennifer, an award winning academic leader, join the Diplomat team," said Steven Miesowicz, Diplomat's Director of Human Resources and Government Relations. "She will work closely with the City, County and State agencies to enhance our On the Job and Incumbent Worker training programs."

Prior to joining Diplomat, Dr. Hagerman was a faculty member at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy for 6 years. She held the position of Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor of pharmacy practice with a clinical practice site at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. She currently serves as adjunct faculty for the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hagerman has also been a lecturer in the nursing department at the University of Michigan- Flint for the past three years.

In 2009 Dr. Hagerman earned the honor of receiving the Distinguished New Pharmacist Practitioner Award from the Michigan Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Hagerman holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. Post-graduation she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, founded in 1975, is the nation's largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's, Hemophilia, Growth Hormone and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Specialty Compounding. The company also specializes in disease management programs for chronic kidney disease patients. With locations in Flint, Swartz Creek and Grand Rapids, MI; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about Keeping Patients Healthier…Longer™ at www.diplomatpharmacy.com

For more information contact Dan Roelofs, Director of Communications, at 616.808.3232

SOURCE Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy