Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Drug Information Center
Units: Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Affairs and Outreach
Harrison School of Pharmacy
2232 Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Bernie R. Olin, Pharm.D. is Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Drug Information and Learning Resource Center for Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, attended the University of Kansas, then the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, where he received a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1974 and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in 1976. He then completed a clinical pharmacy/drug information residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri in 1977.
Dr. Olin spent his first five years after graduation as Director of Drug Information at Tulane Medical Center and Clinics in New Orleans, Louisiana with an Assistant Professor appointment at Xavier College of Pharmacy and an adjunct appointment at Tulane Medical School.
He then went into medical/drug information publishing at Facts and Comparisons in St. Louis, Missouri where, for over 19 years, he held positions of Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief and Director of Drug Information. He led or participated in the publishing of more than 40 books, newsletters and electronic products. This also included more than 70 separate editions and hundreds of weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annual updates to loose-leaf books, newsletters and electronic drug information sources. He also began the transformation from a traditional print publisher to a publisher of electronic publications and databases.
Dr. Olin returned to academia in 2002 with his appointment at Auburn University. His interests include the use and utilization of drug information resources by pharmacy and other health practitioners, dissemination of drug information through articles and newsletters, critical evaluation of health literature, teaching and writing of topics in pharmacy history. Research compliance issues are also an interest as Chair of the Auburn University Institutional Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences.