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G. Robert DeYoung, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

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Dr. DeYoung has been practicing clinical and health system–related pharmacy for 18 years. Dr. DeYoung obtained his B.S. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University. After obtaining a Pharm.D. degree at the University of Washington and completing a pharmacy residency at the University of Washington and Harborview medical centers, Dr. DeYoung worked as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University. Dr. DeYoung has been credentialed as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) through the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties since 1993. For the past 10 years, he has worked with Advantage Health Physician Network and Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids as a clinical pharmacist in ambulatory care. Dr. DeYoung has presented often on topics such as the pharmacotherapy of asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), other respiratory disorders, and vaccines, as well as topics related to the use of antibiotics. In addition, he has presented and published materials on the roles of evidence-based medicine, pharmacotherapy literature evaluation, and biostatistics in optimizing drug therapies.

Dr. DeYoung is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and served as Update in Therapeutics: The Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review Course faculty member from 1995 until 2010.

Larry W. Segars, PharmD,DrPH,FCCPBCPS

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Dr. Larry Segars is the Chair of Pharmacology and Microbiology and an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Preventive Medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB). Dr. Segars graduated from University of Texas, College of Pharmacy with his Pharm.D., and his Doctor of Public Health from University of North Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Segars has worked in a variety of faculty and industry positions including an assistant professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, clinical pharmacist for Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and The University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, and as a medical science liaison for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Shire Pharmaceuticals, before joining the KCUMB faculty in 2006.

Dr. Segars earned his board certification pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) in 1994, and he has served as an question writer and reviewer for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Pharmacotherapy Board Exam, and focus group advisor- new credentialing for BPS. Dr. Segars is a member of many professional organizations including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (where he has held fellowship status since 2005), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American College of Epidemiology. (where he has held fellowship status since 2014). In addition, Dr. Segars has 35+ peer reviewed publications in journals such as Annals of Epidemiology, Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Family Practice, Annals of Pharmacotherapy and has presented over 30 abstracts at various regional, national, and international meetings.