2022 Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for the 2022 Pain & Addiction Summit -

Jan Rader & Dr. Charles "C.K." Babcock

Jan is featured in the Netflix documentary "Heroin(e)" and is the Fire Chief in Huntington, West Virginia. C.K. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

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Jan Rader

Jan Rader joined the Huntington, West Virginia, Fire Department in August 1994. Rader is the first woman to reach the rank of chief for a career department in the State of West Virginia. She holds a Regents bachelor of arts degree from Marshall University and an associate's degree of science in nursing from Ohio University. She holds many fire service certifications and is also a fire and EMS instructor in the State of West Virginia.

Since November 2014, Rader has been serving as a member of the Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy. The purpose of this task force is to address drug addiction in Huntington and the surrounding communities and create a holistic approach involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement. Rader recently came to national prominence after the release of the short documentary Heroin(e) by Netflix in September 2017. In April 2018, she was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World."

Dr. Charles "C.K." Babcock

Dr. Charles “CK” Babcock received his Pharm.D. from West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV and completed a community pharmacy residency with Fruth Pharmacy which is headquartered in Point Pleasant, WV the following year.  Dr. Babcock’s services were retained as he became the Director of Clinical Services for Fruth Pharmacy.  Over several years, CK was involved in developing many clinical programs (including diabetes education and immunization clinics), organizing collaborations with industry, operations, procuring products, recruitment and retention programs,  precepting students, inventory management, dispensing, operating as a pharmacist-in-charge, and as Director of Pharmacy.

He found that heart is in education, and took a shared distance faculty position with Fruth Pharmacy and WVU School of Pharmacy in Charleston, WV.  While there, he attained both Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) certification.  He also became a trainer for APhA’s Diabetes, Immunization, and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Programs.

In July of 2015, Dr. Babcock was blessed by the opportunity to be more directly involved with students in pharmacy education at Marshall University.  He brings with him a great love of West Virginia and passion to help every student attain their full potential and improve the care provided by pharmacists in West Virginia and the surrounding area.