Speakers who are invited to participate in PPS are highly recommended educators, including UT College of Pharmacy professors, professors from other well respected colleges of pharmacy, practitioners considered to be experts in their field, and nationally renowned speakers.  Many UT alumni who attend PPS comment that they love getting to learn again from the same

J. Niles Barnes, PharmD, EMT-P(LP), BCPS


Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Mental Health
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Jackie Cox, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Research Pharmacist
Pharmacy Services, PPD

Bryson Duhon, Pharm.D.Bryson Duhon, PharmD
Assistant Dean for Student Success
University of Texas College of Pharmacy

James Karboski, PharmDJames Karboski, Pharm.D
Neil B. Waldorf Fellowship in Pharmacy
Clinical Professor of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Stephen Peroutka, MD, PhD
Vice President
Global Product Development

Paul Radde, Ph.D.
Thrival INstitute

Joseph Rannazzisi
Former Deputy Assistant Administrator
US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (Retired)

Laurajo Ryan, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, CDE 
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Texas College of Pharmacy
UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Amy Savarino, PhamD
Clinical Pharmacist
Veterinary Pharmacy
Texas A & M University

Lisa J. Taylor-Swanson, PhD, MAcOM, EAMP
Assistant Professor
Health Systems & Community Based Care
College of Nursing, University of Utah

Allison Vordenbaum Benz, RPh, MS
Executive Director / Secretary
Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Licensed Psychologist

Texas Pharmacy: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy