2016 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Awardee
Marcia L. Buck
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and Director, PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Clinical Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
“Purdue provided me not only with an excellent education, but also the opportunity to explore pharmacy practice in a variety of settings. Each experience, from working with Dr. Peck in his tablet coating lab to every one of my clinical rotations, was an important part of making me who I am today. The foundation for my success was built at Purdue.”
- BS, Pharmacy, Purdue University, 1986
- PharmD, Purdue University, 1987
- Elected as President-Elect of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in 2015
- Chosen by ACCP to serve on the panel that developed the petition to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties which resulted in the recognition of pediatrics as a specialty (2011-2013)
- Named an inaugural Fellow for the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group in 2009
- Named a Fellow of ACCP in 1998
- Developed clinical pharmacy services at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in 1989, resulting in sustained growth and the addition of a PGY2-pediatric pharmacy residency program in 2015
Marcia Buck received her BS and PharmD degrees from the Purdue College of Pharmacy in 1986 and 1987 respectively. She then continued her training by completing a pediatric residency and fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She currently serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for Pediatrics and Program Director for the PGY2-Pediatric Residency in the Department of Pharmacy and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. She is also an affiliate Clinical Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Her clinical practice is focused in pediatric critical care, with a research interest in medication use during extracorporeal life support. She has received several practice and teaching awards including the University of Virginia McLemore Birdsong Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Marcia contributes nationally to her profession with involvement in the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She’s also held several positions of leadership within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and most recently was selected as President-Elect in 2015. She served on the ACCP panel that petitioned the Board of Pharmacy Specialties to have pediatrics named a specialty. She has been recognized as a Fellow of ACCP and was selected an inaugural Fellow of PPAG.
Marcia writes the newsletter Pediatric Pharmacotherapy, is co-author of the Pediatric Medication Education Text, and is Series Co-Editor for ACCP’s Pediatric Self-Assessment Program. She is on the editorial boards of Pharmacotherapy, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.