2024 Award Recipient

Pharmacy's Golden Circle
Diane B. Ginsburg

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Diane B. Ginsburg, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP

Diane B. Ginsburg is associate dean for healthcare partnerships, clinical professor in the division of pharmacy practice, and G.D. Searle Endowed Fellow in Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She is also a member of the Provost’s Distinguished Leadership and Service Academy in recognition of her teaching, research, service, and mentorship.

She completed a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, a Master of Science in pharmacy at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, and a two-year ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy administration at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in higher education administration and leadership in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin.

A sought-after expert in pharmacy law, practice transformation, healthcare reform, ethics, leadership, and pharmacy education, Ginsburg has delivered nearly 600 presentations, including approximately 350 lectures to national and international audiences. She is a pharmacist consultant on drug diversion to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). She is an adjunct instructor at the DEA Training Academy, where she trains attorneys, investigators, and field officers to analyze pharmacy data for drug diversion. She has worked with several state governments and jurisdictions on the Multi-District Opioid Litigation which has resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements. She is a consultant member of the Food and Drug Administration Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee.

Ginsburg has served ASHP in several capacities, including as president, a member of the Board of Directors, chair of the Council on Educational Affairs, member of the AJHP Editorial Advisory Board, Texas delegate to the House of Delegates, and co-coordinator of the National Clinical Skills Competition. She is the editor of PharmPrep: ASHP’s NAPLEX Review, co-editor of Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment, and an author and co-editor of ASHP’s Preceptor’s Handbook for Pharmacists. She was inducted as a Fellow of ASHP in 1998. She also served as chair of the ASHP Foundation Board of Directors.

She has held several leadership positions with other pharmacy organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, and the American Society of Pharmacy Law. She was recently appointed to the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education board of directors. She is a past president of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and the TSHP Research & Education Foundation. Ginsburg is a founding member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Hospital Pharmacy Research Consortium and a frequent presenter during the FIP World Congress sessions.

She has received several honors and awards, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award (2005), Texas Ex Students Association Texas Ten Award, recognizing the ten most talented and inspiring professors at the University of Texas at Austin (2016), and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Roger Anderson Leadership Award (2022).