University of the Western Cape
Renier Coetzee obtained a B.Pharm and M.Pharm in Pharmacy Practice from the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. After completing community service in Bloemfontein he worked in various areas of pharmacy, including retail pharmacy, distribution and hospital pharmacy. In 2013, he completed the Pharm.D programme from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, and joined the University of the Western Cape as a senior lecturer at the School of Pharmacy.
He currently serves on various local and national department of health committees. On an International level, he is appointed as clinical associate professor at MCPHS University and act as clinical facilitator for the University of Wisconsin and West Virginia University.
His current research focus is in the area of Rational Medicine Use and Antimicrobial Stewardship. In collaboration with the University of Wisconsin, the Comparative Health Systems Global Pharmacy Fellowship aims to address various health care needs that are not necessarily population specific, but more of a global problem. His involvement on various levels of health care, ministerial committees as well as international affiliations contribute to the advancement of The Comparative Health Systems Global Pharmacy Fellowship. On a local level, the fellowship is promoting pharmacy and assist in establishing the clinical pharmacist as an integral member of the health care team, specifically in the area of antimicrobial stewardship. Further, such services are sensitizing hospital staff to the role of the clinical pharmacist.
In 2017 Renier was awarded the Johnson and Johnson Distinguished Teacher Award by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. He also received the Emerging Teacher Award from the University of the Western Cape.