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Cary E Johnson
Regents' Proceedings 15

Cary E. Johnson, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy, and clinical pharmacist, UMH Pharmacy Services, will retire from active faculty status on August 31, 2012.

Professor Johnson received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois in 1969 and his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1972. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor and clinical pharmacist in 1972, and was promoted to associate professor in 1979, and professor in 2000.

Professor Johnson is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric pharmacy education, clinical practice, and research. His research focuses on the stability of various compounded formulations of many different medications for pediatric patients. As a specialist in pediatric pulmonary medicine, he has successfully translated many of his research findings into highly useful clinical applications. His case report on the significant side effects of DEET-containing insect repellents in pediatric patients resulted in a collaborative effort between pharmaceutical companies and government agencies to improve product labeling. Professor Johnson developed and determined the stability of many oral liquid formulations for drug products that were previously only available as hard-to-swallow tablets. Two of his antibiotic formulations are used by Doctors Without Borders to treat children with life-threatening diseases in Africa.

Professor Johnson was both a committed and well-regarded teacher in the undergraduate and graduate pharmacy programs and a clinical pharmacist at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. He developed and served as the course director for pediatric pharmacotherapy for nearly 20 years, and taught numerous topics in pathophysiology and therapeutics. Professor Johnson was instrumental in the development of the Pharm.D. Investigations Program, and was a preceptor for many professional students, residents, and advanced specialty residents in pediatrics. His honors include a Computerworld award for the Metered-Dose Inhaler Instructional Website (2001), the College of Pharmacy's Teaching Excellence Award (2005), and election as a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2006).

The Regents now salute this outstanding pharmacy educator, clinician, and scientist for his dedicated service by naming Cary E. Johnson professor emeritus of pharmacy.