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.
2021 Lecture: 12:15-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2021
"The Transition from Whack-a-Mole to High Reliability"
Speaker: Beth Willis, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist & Medication Safety Coordinator, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Hybrid (Zoom and Room 3048, Health 2)
About the Speaker
Beth Willis received her Pharm.D. from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She joined the clinical pharmacy staff at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in 2007. Willis is also a former recipient of the Preceptor of the Year award from Texas Southern University and the Employee of the Year from Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is also recipient of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Innovative Collaborative Practice Award in April 2018 as a member of the Memorial Hermann MSO-ISD Interlock Team.
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.
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