John W. Webb Lecture Award

Tuesday, October 19, 10:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The John W. Webb Lecture Award honors pharmacy practitioners or educators who stand apart from others because of their extraordinary dedication to fostering excellence in pharmacy management and leadership in pharmacy practice.

Kevin ColganMr. Kevin J. Colgan, MA, RPh, FASHP, serves as the Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center.  He is responsible for inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy operations as well as strategic direction for expanding the ambulatory pharmacy enterprise. 

He previously served as Associate Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy at University HealthSystem Consortium [UHC]. Mr. Colgan was responsible for the strategic direction and business development of the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program. He also served as Corporate Director of Pharmacy at Rush University Medical Center where he automated inpatient operations, rebuilt the clinical practice model, and developed a specialty pharmacy service. Mr. Colgan was previously a Principal of EPI-Q, Inc., a health economics and outcomes research firm, and also served as its Senior Vice President. He also spent 16 years as Director of Pharmacy at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Illinois where he developed home infusion and retail pharmacy businesses.

Mr. Colgan is a Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for St. Louis College of Pharmacy He also served as the President of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists [ASHP] in 2008. He served as the President of the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists.  He assisted ASHP and ICHP in the creation of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board which has certified over 500,000 pharmacy technicians. He is currently Chairman of the ASHP Pharmacy Practice Accreditation Commission. Mr. Colgan has lectured and co-authored management and outcomes research articles in various clinical areas.   He has served as the commencement speaker for St. Louis College of Pharmacy, White Coat ceremony speaker for Chicago State University and St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Rho Chi Speaker for Midwestern University and the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.

He received the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists Amy Lodolce Mentorship Award in 2013, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Outstanding Achievement Award in 2004 and the Hospital Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Illinois Council of Hospital Pharmacists in 1993. Mr. Colgan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Master of Arts Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Illinois.