Leadership Showcase: Jannet Carmichael

October 01, 2015

Jannet M. Carmichael, ’75 BSPh, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FAPhA, is the VISN 21 Pharmacy Executive for the VA Sierra Pacific Network caring for 550,000 veterans in Nevada, Northern California and Hawaii.

Carmichael is the Director of the Clinical Data Warehouse in VISN 21. She coordinates pharmacy operations, Health Analytics, Pharmacoeconomics, Academic Detailing and Pharmacoepidemiology quality, safety and value programs using the Clinical Data Warehouse and health analytics for Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN 21). Prior to this, she was the clinical pharmacy coordinator at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nevada, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Her clinical practice includes primary care, population management, and outcomes studies – programs that received the ASHP’s Best Practices in Health-System Pharmacy Award in 2002 and the ASHP Foundation Medication Safety Award in 2012. Jan is the pharmacy residency program director for an ASHP accredited PGY2 Pharmacy Outcomes and Healthcare Analytics program.

Carmichael is a Past President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a former member of the Nevada Board of Pharmacy, Past President of the Nevada Pharmacists Association and of the Nevada Pharmacy Alliance. She participates as a member of numerous professional boards and committees. Carmichael was named recipient of the ASHP 2013 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award, was named Federal Pharmacist of the Year by APhA in 2012, and a University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni in 2011. She is Past-Chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS), has chaired the BCPS Pharmacotherapy Council, and is an ACPE Practitioner Reviewer and ASHP Residency surveyor. She served as a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Medication Management Steering Committee and was a member of the CMS Medication Measures Technical Expert Panel. Carmichael has authored hundreds of professional papers, book chapters, and research projects. She is a frequent speaker on progressive pharmacy practice throughout the country.

Prior to coming to Reno, Carmichael taught at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and the University of North Carolina College of Pharmacy. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, where she taught for two years, and received her PharmD from the University of the Pacific College of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and a Fellow of the American Pharmacist Association.


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