P. David Rogers, Jr., PharmD ’94

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2023 Outstanding Alumnus Award Winner

P. David Rogers

P. David Rogers, PharmD, PhD, FCCP is currently Member and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he also holds the St. Jude Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He received his PharmD from the University of Tennessee, and MS and PhD (in Microbiology and Immunology) from the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Rogers completed residency in pharmacy practice (PGY1) at the Regional Medical Center, Memphis, and residency (PGY2) and clinical fellowship in infectious diseases pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Prior to joining the faculty at St. Jude, Dr. Rogers was Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. There he also held the First Tennessee Endowed Chair of Excellence in Clinical Pharmacy, served at various times as Vice Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, and Director of the UTHSC Center of Excellence for Pediatric Experimental Therapeutics.

Dr. Rogers is an elected Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Academy of Microbiology. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the ACCP Research Institute and the Board of Directors for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. He recently completed a 6-year term as a member of the NIH Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance (DDR) Study Section and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the ACCP Foundation and has been appointed as an Ex Officio Member of the National Academies Forum on Antimicrobial Threats.

For over two decades his research program has focused on improving antifungal pharmacotherapy through the study of how pathogenic fungi respond and develop resistance to antifungal agents. Dr. Rogers has authored over 330 publications and scientific abstracts, has received funding from foundations, industry, and the NIH, and currently serves as PI for several NIH R01 grants.

In 2021 he received both the ACCP Russell R. Miller Award and the ACCP Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award. He is married to Dr. Kelly Rogers, who is a fellow 1994 alumna from the UTHSC College Pharmacy.