Lansing, Mich. – Visante Senior Consultant, Margo Farber, was honored with this year’s Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) President’s Award at the MSHP Annual Meeting on Nov. 6.
In addition to her work as a Senior Consultant with Visante, Farber serves as a clinical assistant professor for the University of Michigan (U-M) College of Pharmacy and adjunct faculty for Wayne State University (WSU) Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has been honored as the Preceptor of the Year at both colleges of pharmacy. In addition to sharing her knowledge with future pharmacists as a preceptor, she regularly presents continuing education programs for WSU and the Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SMSHP).
Throughout her career, Farber has remained involved in professional pharmacy organizations. She is a past president of MSHP and she was secretary of SMSHP from 1992-1994. She continues to impress upon new practitioners the need to participate in state and regional societies, and to give back to the profession by helping improve the future of pharmacy. Farber was also a member of the SMSHP Board in 1996 and 2001. She has been engaged in MSHP Committees as well, serving on the Educational Affairs, Residency and Publications Committees over the past 18 years.
At the state level, Farber is also a member of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, advising the Department on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs. In addition to her Preceptor of the Year honors, she was inducted into the MPA Hall of Honor in 2005 and received the MSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2001.
Farber is currently the director of drug information service for U-M Health System as well as the drug policy and pharmacotherapy specialist for Visante Inc., where she offers in-depth knowledge of the appropriate and safe use of pharmaceuticals in institutional settings. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from U-M.
MSHP is a practice section of MPA consisting of more than 600 health-system pharmacy professionals. Since its founding in 1883, MPA has been a leader in the professional and scientific advancement of pharmacy and in safeguarding the well-being of individual patients in Michigan.