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Overseas Visiting Professor Invitation Programs, January 2017


Overseas Visiting Professor Invitation Programs, January 2017

Professor Emeritus Dr. Steven R. Kayser
Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy

Professor Emeritus Dr. Steven R. Kayser from the School of Pharmacy of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), was a visiting professor to NUSP for a month (January 5th until February 4th, 2017) and gave a series of 10 lectures and seminars.
With his years of experience in pharmacy dating back to the late 1960s, he shared a great deal of knowledge about what it means to be a pharmacist in America. Upon graduating from UCSF in 1970, he helped found the roles of practice and research from the viewpoint of a clinical pharmacist that would eventually spread throughout the United States. It was truly an honor to have such a world-famous and impressive pharmacy practitioner, researcher, and educator at NUSP.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Steven R. Kayser

Professor Emeritus Dr. Steven R. Kayser

Dr. Kayser gave lectures to our 1st-, 2nd-, and 4th-year students in their English classes and presented about the hospital at UCSF and the roles of the pharmacist in America. He also gave a special lecture to our 1st-year students about the roles of the pharmacist in organ transplants as well as a lecture to the 4th-year students about therapeutic drug monitoring. In the latter, he shared in particular about his expertise and experience in helping treat patients with blood clots. Moreover, he gave a presentation on physical assessments to students who are considering studying in a Ph.D. program in the future. In this lecture, students also got to do some hands-on tasks. He also gave a workshop at NUSP for students of all years and they had the opportunity to see what work as a managing pharmacist entails and based on the feedback from the participants, it was a real success. Dr. Kayser also visited Nihon University Itabashi Hospital and delivered a special lecture for the pharmacists working there. Though it was late at night, many pharmacists attended and asked questions and it was a successful and productive evening in many respects. When he had time off from work, Dr. Kayser was able to attend the New Year’s sumo tournament where he had a wonderful experience.