By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

WSU’s Joshua Neumiller was named chairperson of the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). He will be leading the committee’s work to incorporate new clinical research findings into the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.

“I am very excited and honored to continue to be involved with this committee that actively revises the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes each year,” Neumiller said.

Neumiller’s appointment will run from Jan 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2019. He was offered the chair position by the ADA in December based on his exceptional reputation as a leader in clinical practice and research in the field of diabetes.

Neumiller also currently serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Diabetes Spectrum which is published by the ADA, serves as a member of the ADA’s Standards of Care committee and holds national and international standing in the diabetes community. In 2016, he received the Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award from the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute.

Neumiller is a WSU alumnus. He also is an associate professor and vice-chair for the Department of Pharmacotherapy at the WSU College of Pharmacy. He is a certified diabetes educator and a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

“Josh is not just a member of the committee but he is the leader of the entire Standards of Care,” Pharmacotherapy Chair John White said. “The ADA Standards are one of the most influential, cited and clinically utilized documents in medicine. They cover not just medication but all aspects of diabetes care.”

White said the standards potentially impact the care of some 30 million Americans and is widely used around the world.

Based in Arlington, VA, the ADA is a national non-profit organization with a mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Professional Practice Committee is a multidisciplinary expert committee comprised of physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians and others who have expertise in a range of areas.