Neurocritical Care Society inducts Gretchen Brophy as president
VCU School of Pharmacy professor Gretchen M. Brophy has taken office as the 2017-18 president of the Neurocritical Care Society. NCS is an international, multidisciplinary medical society with more than 2,000 physician, nurse, pharmacist and resident/fellow members worldwide. She is the first nonphysician president of the society, whose mission is to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses.
“My long-time involvement in NCS has helped to advance my professional efforts and to connect me with other health care providers and leaders worldwide,” said Brophy. “I look forward to serving as the NCS president as a way to give back to this organization that has been of tremendous benefit to me and my esteemed colleagues in the neurocritical care profession.”
Brophy is a professor of pharmacotherapy and outcomes science and neurosurgery. She is also a neurocritical care clinical pharmacist at VCU Health. In addition to earning her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in Tucson, postgraduate training includes residencies in critical care and pharmacy practice at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
Brophy’s research interests include effective treatment strategies for traumatic brain injury, brain injury biomarkers, neurocritical care, hemostasis, stroke, sedation and status epilepticus. She is an investigator for the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense and industry-funded studies. An invited speaker at national and international conferences, she publishes in the area of neurocritical care.
Brophy is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a fellow of the NCS as well as the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American College of Critical Care Medicine.