Congratulations to Professor Tobias Gerhard, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, who has just been elected President of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)!

This international organization is dedicated to advancing the health of the public by providing a global forum for the open exchange of scientific information and for the development of policy, education, and advocacy for the field of pharmacoepidemiology, including such areas as pharmacovigilance, drug utilization research, comparative effectiveness review, and therapeutic risk management.

ISPE members represent the various scientific disciplines involved in studying drugs. Members are employed by the pharmaceutical industry, academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit and for-profit private organizations. Members have degrees in a number of fields, including epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, pharmacy, law, health economics, and journalism. With members in 53 countries, ISPE truly provides an international forum for sharing knowledge and scientific approaches to foster the science of pharmacoepidemiology.