Ronald A. Floyd, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FCCP, FASHP, FCSHP received his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy in 1974 and his master's in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1977. He completed his residency in clinical pharmacy in 1975 at LAC+USC Medical Center, then was the first Fellow in Clinical Pharmacokinetics at the USC School of Pharmacy, completing this in 1976. He went on to teach clinical pharmacokinetics and pulmonary pharmacotherapy for the USC School of Pharmacy at the LAC+USC Medical Center and later at the San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center. In the private sector, Dr. Floyd has worked in many areas of pharmacy, including as a clinical research scientist in the biotech industry. He has devoted the last decade to practicing alleviation of pain at the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns and continues his interest in biostatistics by assisting pharmacy residents and students as well as fellow pharmacists with study design and analysis. He is also serving his second term as Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board for the California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. He has authored or coauthored over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Of special note: his work as an electric bass player has appeared on over 15 CDs recorded by the Armadillo Scrub Band.