Diabetes Spectrum associate editor Curtis L. Triplitt, PharmD, CDE, coordinated this From Research to Practice section.

R. Keith Campbell, RPh, FAADE, FASHP, FAPhA, CDE, is a distinguished professor in diabetes care/pharmacotherapy at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. He has had type 1 diabetes for more than 64 years and is one of the longest continuous users of an insulin pump in the world (35 years).

Prof. Campbell has dedicated much of his professional life to improving the care of patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes. He also has stimulated the role of the pharmacist in caring for patients.

A prolific author, he has published more than 700 articles and made more than 1,500 presentations on diabetes, its treatment, and its complications. He was co-author of the 2003 and 2009 American Diabetes Association (ADA) book Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes.

Nationally recognized for his lifetime of work in the fields of diabetes and pharmacology, he has been a recipient of the ADA Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award and has served on the association's board of directors. He was a founding member of and has served on the board of directors for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, which honored him with its Distinguished Service Award. Among numerous other accolades, he has also been a recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Paul Parker Medal and the National Community Pharmacists Association Outstanding Pharmacy Administration Professor award. He has also been named as an Outstanding Faculty Member and Distinguished Alumnus of Washington State University, which created the R. Keith Campbell Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care in his honor.