Roger W. Anderson, PhD, Oral History Interview, May 18, 2004

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Roger W. Anderson, PhD, Oral History Interview, May 18, 2004

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Major Topics Covered:

  • Career at MD Anderson
  • The history of the Pharmacy Division
  • Integrating pharmacists within departments at MD Anderson including Nursing and Developmental Therapeutics
  • Pharmacist's role in improving chemotherapy drugs and safety monitoring

Identifier

AndersonRW_01_20040518

Publication Date

6-4-2004

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Subject Headings

Anderson, Roger W. ; Clark, Randolph Lee, 1906- ; Freireich, Emil J., 1927- ; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- history ; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Division of Pharmacy; Antineoplastic Agents ; Antineoplastic Agents -- economics ; Drugs, Investigational ; Research; Clinical Trials as Topic ; Neoplasms -- drug therapy; Hospitals, Special; Laboratories, Hospital ; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Service, Hospital ; Pharmacy Service, Hospital -- economics ; Houston (Tex.) ; Oral History ; Interviews;

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

Biographical Note

Dr. Roger W. Anderson received his undergraduate pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapid, Michigan in 1964. Following that, he got a Master’s Degree in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio in where he also completed his Hospital Residency in 1968. Dr. Anderson came to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1978 when he was appointed Director of Pharmacy and was appointed Vice President of Pharmacy.

While working at for one of the largest hospital pharmacy systems in the country, Dr. Anderson worked to improve pharmacy automation, use of anti-cancer medications, and reduce environmental hazards of handling hazardous anti-cancer agents. In 1992, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists awarded him the Harvey A.K. Whitney Award, which is the society’s highest honor.

He also received a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1997 and was an Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at the University of Houston. After leaving MD Anderson in 2004, he was a senior vice president and chief pharmacist for Medco Health Solutions and Chief Pharmacy Officer for US Oncology, Inc.

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