University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA, is the new president of the National Lipid Association (NLA).
Dr. Saseen, the vice-chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, officially assumed the role at the NLA’s annual virtual business meeting on June 8 after serving for the past year as President-Elect.
He succeeds Houston-based lipidologist Antonio M. Gotto, MD, DPhil, FNLA, who will be the NLA’s Immediate Past President.
“I am excited and humbled to serve as the National Lipid Association President,” Saseen said. “It is such an exciting time to be a clinical pharmacist and a member of our organization. Over the next year I look forward to adding on to the foundation that my predecessors have worked so hard to build and we will continue to focus on the incredible education we provide to healthcare professionals all over the world. In addition, we will put an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and equality; interprofessional teams and lipid management; primary prevention in older patients; and improving our NLA resources and tools for healthcare professionals.”