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Rex Force is Idaho State University’s new vice president for health sciences

July 20, 2016

Portrait of Rex Force

Idaho State University has named Rex Force, Pharm.D., the new vice president for health sciences.

Idaho State University has named Rex Force, Pharm.D., the new vice president for health sciences.


Force, who joined the ISU faculty in 1993, assumed his new duties July 1 after serving as the associate dean for clinical research in the Division of Health Sciences. He also directed the Idaho Center for Health Research and the Family Medicine Clinical Research Center at ISU.


Force’s knowledge of health education, rural health issues in Idaho and his extensive experience in clinical research made him an exceptional candidate for the position, according to ISU’s Office of the President, which announced his selection following a national search.


“I’m very excited about this opportunity to serve ISU and our Division of Health Sciences and look forward to working with our many partners around the state to enhance our education and research enterprises,” said Force.    


Force has received numerous honors and recognition for his teaching, research, clinical practice and professional service.  He has been instrumental in developing the telepharmacy program with Bengal Pharmacy at ISU. 


Force holds a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Oregon State University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  


He completed a clinical research fellowship at Ohio State University before joining ISU.  Force is also a board trustee of the Research Institute of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and a member of the steering committee of the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network. 


Force is the ISU liaison to the Mountain West Clinical Translational Research Infrastructure Network, a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.


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