Rho Chi Boblitt Lecture
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.
2022 Lecture: 12:15-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
Speaker: Michael G. Liebl, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director of System Clinical Pharmacy Services, Houston Methodist Hospital
Hybrid: Room 3050, Health 2/Zoom
About Michael G. Liebl
Michael G. Liebl has been in clinical pharmacy practice since 1997. He earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Most recently and prior to assuming the Director of Systems Clinical Pharmacy Services in August 2016, Liebl was the clinical manager of pharmacy services at Houston Methodist Hospital from 2004.
Liebl completed post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) general practice and PGY2 residency in critical care pharmacy practice residencies at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital (now CHI St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center) and has been involved in pharmacy research since that time, with several active research protocols and publications to his credit.
He has been a frequently invited speaker to various medical audiences (pharmacists, physicians, nurses and dieticians) and provides preceptor training to Pharm.D. students and residents and serves as the Program Director of Houston Methodist Hospital's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency for International Graduates. He has maintained Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy since 2001.
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.
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