Albert I. Wertheimer, Ph.D., MBA, 66, was elected a Director of the Company in September 2004. Dr. Wertheimer has a long and distinguished career in various aspects of pharmacy, health care, education and pharmaceutical research. Since 2000, Dr. Wertheimer has been a professor at the School of Pharmacy at Temple University, and director of its Center for Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Wertheimer was Director of Outcomes Research and Management at Merck & Co., Inc. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Wertheimer is the author of 26 books and nearly 400 journal articles.
Dr. Wertheimer also provides consulting services to institutions and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Wertheimer's academic experience includes professorships and other faculty and administrative positions at several educational institutions, including the Medical College of Virginia, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wertheimer's previous professional experience includes pharmacy services in commercial and non-profit environments. Dr. Wertheimer is a licensed pharmacist in five states, and is a member of several health associations, including the American Pharmacists Association and the American Public Health Association. Dr. Wertheimer has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Buffalo, a Masters of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Purdue University and a Post Doctoral Fellowship from the University of London, St. Thomas' Medical School. Dr. Wertheimer is an independent director.