Shaun Kirkpatrick is the president and chief executive officer of Research Corporation Technologies (RCT), based in Tucson. Shaun oversees RCT’s BioVentures investment portfolio and technology department, and the licensing of activities in North America, Europe and Australia. Shaun received his master’s degree in international economics and science/technology in international economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He attended UA as a Flinn Foundation Scholar and graduated with a double major in economics and biology. He is a board member for the Flinn Foundation and the Critical Path Institute, and also serves on the boards of several companies in RCT’s BioVentures investment portfolio.
John E. Murphy, is professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science and associate dean for academic affairs and assessment at the College of Pharmacy, and professor of family and community medicine at the UA College of Medicine in Tucson. Dr. Murphy received BS in pharmacy and PharmD degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was a recipient of the Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus Award in 1998. Long active in pharmacy organizations, Dr. Murphy was president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2008-2009), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (1997-1998), and the Georgia Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Dr. Murphy has published more than 200 papers, ~100 abstracts, five editions of Clinical Pharmacokinetics, the Resident Survival Guides, Basic and Applied Pharmacokinetics Self Assessment, and its co-editor of the Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment Program (PSAP) 2012-2018. Dr. Murphy enjoys the outdoors and his passion is fly fishing.
John Musil is the founder and president of Avella Specialty Pharmacy, formerly known as The Apothecary Shops. Avella is a national specialty pharmacy group of 18 stores in Arizona and seven other states. John is a 1994 graduate of the UA College of Pharmacy and a recipient of the 2010 Young Professional Achievement Award given by the Arizona Alumni Association. In 2012, Avella received the Arizona Corporate Excellence Award as the fastest growing privately held company based in Arizona and was named one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America by Inc. magazine.
Patrick O'Brien is the general counsel for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals in Pasadena, California. Before that he was the group vice president and chief legal officer of Shire Pharmaceuticals, a global company headquartered in Ireland. Patrick received both a BS Pharmacy and a PharmD from UA and completed a residency at the University of Michigan. In 1993, he earned a JD degree from UA. Before joining Shire in 2012, O'Brien was a partner in several law firms and, among other positions, counsel for Johnson & Johnson, ALZA Corporation and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Patrick joined the NAB in 2014.
Cathleen Peterson-Layne is professor of anesthesiology and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE. After receiving her BS from UA College of Pharmacy in 1988, Cathleen earned her PhD in pharmacology, then her MD at Duke University. Following residency in anesthesiology at Duke University, she served on the School of Medicine faculty at the University of North Carolina, then Duke University. In 2016, Cathleen was recruited to Nebraska to develop and lead a division of obstetric anesthesiology. Her profession passions are safe maternal care and resident education. Cathleen serves the American Board of Anesthesiology as an oral board examiner and exam writer. She is also involved in developing a new assessment for board certification using OSCEs.
Mark Pulido is the CEO of ABILITY Network. Previously, he was the chairman of BenefitPoint, Inc., where he also served as its president and chief of executive officer. He was also president and CEO of McKesson Corporation and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He has also served on the boards of Quidel Corporation. Sunrise Medical Inc., Smile Brands Groups, Charles Schwab Corporation and Imation Corporation. He received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from UA College of Pharmacy and has a master’s degree in pharmacy administration from the University of Minnesota. Mark has served on the NAB since 1987.