Ema Paulino to Deliver Address at 150th Commencement Ceremony

Published on 10 May 2018

International pharmacy leader Ema Paulino, professional secretary and interim CEO of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (known by its French acronym, FIP), will address graduates at this year’s Commencement, which will be held on Saturday at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis.

As an entrepreneur and community pharmacist in Portugal, Paulino is responsible for the development and implementation of pharmaceutical services in a chain of 400 independent pharmacies. She currently serves as president of the Lisbon and South Branch of the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, and is a member of the organization’s National Board. As a board member, Paulino represents the organization at other international organizations such as the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union and the FIP.

Now serving as the interim chief executive officer and professional secretary of FIP, Paulino is also a member of the organization’s bureau and executive committee. She has previously been chairperson and project coordinator of the Young Pharmacists’ Group, a member of the FIP Programme Committee, and Secretary of the Community Pharmacy Section. She holds the distinction of being the first woman elected for an executive committee position with FIP since its founding in 1912.

Paulino is also a member of the Global Health Workforce Network’s Gender Equity Hub, an action-oriented community that aims to catapult progress in the gender-transformative approaches to health workforce, coordinated by the World Health Organization and Women in Global Health.

“Ema Paulino is a remarkable individual who possesses a unique international perspective on the pharmacy profession,” said John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to St. Louis to share her insight with graduates at our historic 150th Commencement.”

This year’s Commencement will feature 446 candidates for graduation from 25 states and 11 countries. The list of candidates includes 228 students who will receive a Doctor of Pharmacy, 143 students who will receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and 75 students who will receive a Bachelor of Science in Health Humanities.

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