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 to the outstanding faculty members from the college’s three academic departments.
2023 Lecture: 12:15-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2023
Speaker: Sarah Lake-Wallace, Pharm.D., M.S., FTSHP, Director of Medication Safety, Memorial Hermann Health System
Hybrid: Room 3048/3050, Health 2/Zoom
About Sarah Lake-Wallace
Sarah Lake-Wallace earned a B.S. from Texas A&M, a Pharm.D. from the University of Houston, and an M.S. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Florida. She completed a Managed Care Residency with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the University of Houston.
She has worked in several settings of pharmacy include community (as a technician), acute care decentralized pharmacy, and spent the last 17 years of her career in the rehabilitation setting but has recently transitioned to a system-level position with Memorial Hermann.
Her practice areas of interest include patient and medication safety, leadership, and project management. She currently is the Director of Medication Safety for the Memorial Hermann Health System. Sarah has been very active with Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacy (TSHP) since she was student serving in many roles including council chair, president of the Research & Education Foundation, and 2020-21 president of TSHP.
About Robert L. Boblitt
Robert L. "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.
Michael G. Liebl, 2022
Beth Willis, 2021
Sandra N. & Nicholas B. Davis, 2020
Joyce A. Tipton, 2019
Alex C. Varkey, 2018
Kenneth R. Baker, 2017
Christopher Alvarado, 2016
Thomas L. Lemke, 2015
Cmdr. Chandima Deegala, 2015 (rescheduled from Fall 2014)
Stuart T. Haines, 2013
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