Rho Chi Boblitt Lecture

The Rho Chi Society Robert L. Boblitt Lecture Series 

Sponsored by The Rho Chi Society UH Beta Omicron Chapter and UH College of Pharmacy, the Robert L. Boblitt Lecture Series is held in the fall of each academic year. During the lecture, UH Rho Chi members present the chapter’s Teaching Excellence Award and Honorable Mention plaques to the outstanding faculty members from the college’s two academic departments. In addition, professional pharmacy students with the highest grade point average from the first- and second-year classes are recognized for their academic achievement.

2013 Rho Chi Boblitt Lecture - Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 

Speaker: Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM

130 Science & Research Bldg. 2 and 218/219 Texas Medical Center Campus

Persons with disabilities who desire accommodations should contact Dr. Jeffrey Sherer at 832-842-8307 by Tuesday, Oct. 8. 


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Dr. Haines is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Primary Care at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He is a past-president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and a former member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Commission on Credentialing (COC), the body that sets standards and accredits pharmacy residency and technician training programs in the U.S. He is the editor-in-chief of iForumRx, an online journal club for ambulatory care pharmacy specialists, and has served on numerous editorial boards, including Pharmacotherapy, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Current Medical Research and Opinion, the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), and the Pharmacists’/Prescribers’ Letter.

Dr. Haines’ scholarly interests include medication use behavior, diabetes management, cardiovascular disease prevention, and the evaluation of instructional methods.

Dr. Haines earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and his Pharm.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.  He completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Ambulatory Care Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  He is a board certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice (BCACP), Pharmacotherapy (BCPS), and Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM).  Dr. Haines is a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP), and the American Pharmacists Association (FAPhA).  Dr. Haines was elected a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice (2006) and received the Ambulatory Care Achieve Award from the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network (2009) as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award in Ambulatory and Community Practice from APhA (2010).  Lastly, Dr. Haines was the recipient of the ACCP Educator Award (2010).

About Robert L. Boblitt

Robert “Bob” Boblitt, Ph.D., joined the college’s faculty in 1953, shortly after the college’s founding. He served as assistant and associate dean from 1971 unti his retirement in 1987.

After receiving a baccalaureate in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1948, Dr. Boblitt completed his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1953. His honors included membership in Phi Eta Sigma, Rho Chi, Sigma Xi and the   Samuel Melendy Fellowship. He also was the recipient of the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award in 1972.

Boblitt was an extraordinary teacher, a practicing pharmacist and a friend for students. Those who sat in his classroom during the 33 years he taught will always remember how fast he could draw chemical structures and the way in which he skillfully drew structures with one and erased them with the other. He could never have too much information or structures on the chalkboard.

About Rho Chi Society

The Rho Chi Society, pharmacy’s academic honor society established in 1922, encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and fosters fellowship among its members. Further, the Society encourages high standards of conduct and character, and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. Membership is by invitation and based on high academic achievement in the professional curriculum. The UH Beta Omicron chapter of Rho Chi was founded in 1958.

Past Lecturers

Lourdes M. Cuéllar, 2012
Diane Ginsburg, 2011
Judith Jacobi, 2010
John D. Grabenstein, 2009
Cynthia L. Raehl, 2008
Cynthia Brennan, 2007
Bruce Berger, 2006
Traci Metting, 2005
Mustafa Lokhandwala, 2004
Lucinda Maine, 2003
Karen Rascati, 2002
Victoria Roche, 2001