Dr. Baker joined the Husson University School of Pharmacy in June, 2012. He earned his BS degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. He also completed a post-doctoral residency in drug information practice at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, trained at the National Library of Medicine and is a certified medical writer. Dr. Baker began his career as the Director, Drug Information Services at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, he has built, expanded and globalized drug/medical information services at major pharmaceutical companies including The Upjohn Company, Astra USA and Roche.
Dr. Baker has been active in the Drug Information Association (DIA) where he led the Medical Communications section, presented posters, published papers and presented at many DIA workshops and national meetings. He co-created the Core Curriculum for Industry-based Medical Information Professionals, one of DIA’s most attended workshops and its first certification program. In 1998, Dr. Baker received an outstanding service award for his contributions to the DIA.
Bob grew up in East Millinocket, ME and enjoys bicycling, golf and detailing automobiles. He and his wife, Cathie, reside in Orrington, ME and enjoy their camp in Sherman, ME.
I joined the profession during the so-called ‘clinical pharmacy movement’ and have since tried to advance the profession by expanding the scope of practice opportunities for pharmacists and through training and developing pharmacy students, postgraduate residents and young practitioners. I am honored to join this faculty, many of whom have come from far away, to build this School of Pharmacy for the State of Maine.