Maximizing your potential in a healthcare career requires flexibility and a willingness to adapt. But how do you hone these skills to advance in your field?

Dr. Michael Newton

Join the Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma and the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy on Friday, March 8, for expert insights from Dr. Michael Newton, PharmD, BCOP, for Dean’s Hour featuring the annual Louis A. Luzzi Lectureship. Dr. Newton’s presentation, “Versatility and Adaptability: Making the Most of Your Pharmacy Career,” will begin at Noon in the Okey Patteson Auditorium.

Dr. Newton is the global clinical program lead at AstraZeneca. He oversees a team responsible for the strategy, design, execution and analysis of major Phase III trials for new lung cancer treatments. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry in 2015, Dr. Newton spent 15 years in academic practice as an oncology clinical pharmacist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL., and WVU. While at WVU, Dr. Newton served as a clinical associate professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy, established the first outpatient clinical pharmacy specialist practice at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, and was founding director of the PGY-2 Oncology Specialty residency. Dr. Newton is a West Virginia University School of Pharmacy graduate and completed his internal medicine residency at West Virginia University Hospitals in 2000.

The Luzzi Lectureship celebrates Dr. Louis A. Luzzi, a past dean who championed research and mentorship at WVU's School of Pharmacy. This event connects students with distinguished alumni who've made their mark in pharmacy. Thanks to the Louis A. Luzzi Lectureship Fund and generous support from our donors, this lecture is open to everyone.