Rowell Daniels, Pharm.D., and Scott Savage, Pharm.D., both faculty members at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, have been promoted to new leadership position at UNC Hospitals and Clinics.
Daniels, the executive associate dean for pharmacy clinical practice and an associate professor of clinical education at the School, was named system vice president of pharmacy services. Scott Savage, Pharm.D., an assistant professor of clinical education, was named director of pharmacy.
In his new position, Daniels and a team of pharmacy leaders from across UNC Health Care will work to develop, oversee and maintain high-quality, cost-effective integrated pharmacy programs at several system hospitals and clinical areas.
Daniels has served numerous roles during his 17 years at UNC, including associate director of pharmacy and director of pharmacy. After receiving his bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia, Daniels completed a two-year special residency and master’s degree program at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in health-system pharmacy administration.
Under his leadership at UNC Hospitals, the pharmacy department established one of the biggest single-site pharmacy programs in the country with 33 residents and has received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Best Practices Award in each of the past five years.
Savage has practiced at UNC Hospitals since 2008, most recently serving as the associate director of pharmacy for the shared services center pharmacy, and worked on four of the teams to be awarded the ASHP Best Practices Award. His responsibilities as associate director of pharmacy included retail pharmacy services, pharmacy supply-chain management, pharmacy benefit management operations, compounding and the Medication Assistance Program.
After receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy from UNC and master’s degree from the Ohio State University School of Pharmacy, Savage completed a two-year residency program at the OSU Medical Center in health-system pharmacy administration.
Before joining UNC Hospitals, Savage worked at other academic medical centers, as well as a community hospital, in pharmacy leadership and management roles. He is also active in several national pharmacy organizations.