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Snyder Reappoints Two Ferris Alums to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

LANSING – A pair of Ferris State University alumni were reappointed to positions on the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. The announcement was made in the fall by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Reappointed by the governor, to serve two-year terms that will expire on Oct. 1, 2015, were Victoria Tutag Lehr, of Birmingham, and Anthony Ognjan, of Shelby Township. The 11-member committee is housed within the Michigan Department of Community Health and advises the department on issues related to prescription drug coverage for its health care programs. In all, Snyder announced two appointments and four reappointments.

“This is a talented group of appointees and I look forward to the contributions they will make to the committee,” Snyder said.

Tutag Lehr is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is also a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Pediatric Pain Management program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Tutag Lehr earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Ferris and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Wayne State University. She will continue to represent pharmacists.

Ognjan is a staff physician of infectious diseases at McLaren Macomb Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital—Macomb. Additionally, he serves as associate clinical professor at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ognjan earned a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Public Health from Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Science from Ferris and a doctor of orthopedics from MSU. He will continue to represent physicians.