By Emily Keeler, 6/15/11
Jay Mirtallo, MS, RPh, recently assumed the role of president for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).
The position is elected by the organization’s membership, and as a part of the Board of Directors, is responsible for developing and honing the strategic vision and priorities of the organization. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge in clinical practice, research, education, public policy, external relations, leadership, A.S.P.E.N. knowledge, and finance. In addition to these requirements, Mirtallo’s areas of expertise include health-system pharmacy, surgery/nutrition support, and parenteral and enteral nutrition. He currently serves as the director of the Master in Health Systems Pharmacy program and is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Founded in 1975, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 scientific individual membership organization. The mission of ASPEN is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. For more information visit www.nutritioncare.org.
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy was established in 1885 and was one of the original six colleges on campus. Its mission is to advance pharmaceutical care for the people of Ohio and the global community through teaching, research, and service. For more information visit pharmacy.osu.edu.