Distinguished Alumni

The following individuals have been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of their career accomplishments, or for contributions to the profession or to the School of Pharmacy.

Distinguished Alumni Stump

2015 – Lisa S. Stump, R.Ph., FASHP, B.S.’91, M.S.

Lisa Stump is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of her career accomplishments. Stump received her BS in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1991. She is a lifetime member of the UConn Pharmacy Alumni Association. After graduating from UConn, she attended The Ohio State University and completed her administrative residency program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. In 1993, she earned her MS in hospital pharmacy administration.

Stump became manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Drug Information at Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals (Grant Campus) in Columbus, Ohio. She went on to serve in numerous positions at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut including: clinical coordinator, drug use policy associate, and acting director of pharmacy services. Stump served as the director of pharmacy services for 5 years before transitioning her career into health information technology.

In 2008, she initiated and led the Department of Clinical Informatics at Yale New Haven Hospital as its administrative director. Stump was chosen by the Yale New Haven Health System and Yale School of Medicine as vice president and project director for its multi-year transformational initiative to implement an enterprise-wide electronic medical record platform. She has served as the vice president, associate chief Information officer and was named the interim senior vice president and chief information officer.

Stump currently has responsibility for creating strategy and direction for information technology, analytics, and information security as well as establishing ITS as a strategic differentiator for the health care enterprise. In addition, she has held multiple education positions over the years. She has operated as clinical instructor at The Ohio State University; assistant clinical professor at Yale University; Dean’s Advisory Board member and clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut, and as a program advisor and adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University.

Stump has also served as author and contributor to numerous publications and is accredited with an extensive list of accomplishments in both healthcare information technology and pharmacy practice. She is the recipient of various awards over her professional career, including the National Pharmacy Quality Award (2000), ASHP Best Practices in Health System Management Award (2000), Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists Meritorious Achievement Award (2001), John D. Thompson Award for Excellence in Healthcare (2005), VHA Leadership Award (2005), Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2008), and HIMSS-New England Chapter Speaker of the year (2013). Stump credits her career accomplishments to the many educators, mentors and colleagues who have given guidance and example that inspired excellence throughout her career. “I encourage exposure to a broad array of professional and life experiences and to find learning in each and every one”, said Stump. She currently resides in Southington, Connecticut with her husband and three children.

Distinguished Alumni Giacomelli

2014 – Barbara Lane Giacomelli, B.S.’83, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP

Barbara Giacomelli received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1983. She is a lifetime member of the UConn Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Giacomelli is a certified consultant pharmacist in New Jersey and is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her advanced training includes an ASHP PGY-1 residency and an ASHP Executive Leadership Program. She earned her MBA from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania and her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Colorado.

During her career, Giacomelli has held leadership positions in pharmacy and health system management for the Kennedy Health System, Main Line Health System and Shore Medical Center, where she initiated a PGY-1 ASHP–accredited Residency Program. She has served as a preceptor for the schools of pharmacy at Rutgers University, Temple University, and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

In her current position as a managing consultant with McKesson Pharmacy Optimization, Barbara works with directors of pharmacy and hospital executives to optimize pharmacy services through workflow efficiency, technology and automation efficiency, patient assistance programs, medication safety assessments, and clinical services.

In 2009, Giacomelli became a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She is currently chair of the ASHP Informatics and Technology Committee and an active member of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania state chapters of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has a number of recent publications and presentations at both state and national conferences. In addition, she is an adjunct clinical professor in the Healthcare Administration Program and teaches pharmacology courses at the Rutgers School of Nursing in Stratford, New Jersey.

Distinguished Alumni Generali

2013 – Joyce Generali, B.S. 1979, M.S.

Joyce A. Generali received her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1979. She is a lifetime member of the UConn Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Following her UConn graduation, Ms. Generali completed a residency in hospital pharmacy practice at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia and an additional residency in pharmacy practice at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. In 1984, Ms. Generali received her MS in Hospital Pharmacy from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, Kansas.

Pharmacist Generali was director, Drug and Poison Information Services at Kansas University Medical Center, College of Health Sciences Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas until 1986 when she became director, University of Rhode Island Information Center, College of Pharmacy, Roger Williams Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. She held clinical faculty positions at both universities. In 1990, Ms. Generali returned to Kansas City as director, Drug Information Center and the following year she became the director of the Drug Information Resident Program (ASHP accredited) at Kansas University Medical Center, College of Health Sciences and Hospital. She is also currently a clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Kansas University School of Pharmacy.

In 1996, Ms. Generali became a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has held several leadership roles on ASHP committees and councils, and served as a residency accreditation site visitor for 14 years.

Professor Generali has extensive experience as an author, reviewer and editor for a number of drug information publications. She has served on the editorial panel for Drug Facts and Comparisons since 2000, and has filled several roles with the publication Hospital Pharmacy, including serving as the editor-in-chief since 2010. Her numerous book publications include three editions of Black Box Warnings: A Study Guide, and seven editions of The Pharmacy Technician’s Pocket Drug Reference.

Ms. Generali is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings, on topics including black box warnings, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions. She is founder and editor of the website www.blackboxrx.com, a comprehensive black box warning list that receives over 500,000 visits per year.

Distinguished Alumni Rosazza

2013 – John P. N. Rosazza, B.S. 1962, M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1969

Dr. John (Jack) Rosazza, a native of Torrington, Connecticut received his B.S. in pharmacy, M.S. in pharmacognosy, and Ph.D. in pharmacognosy/synthetic organic chemistry all from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.  As a student, he was a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, APhA, Newman Club, and the varsity swim team. He is a lifetime member of the UConn Pharmacy Alumni Association.

While at UConn, Dr. Rosazza was a predoctoral NIH trainee in the first Natural Products Training Program in the United States, a unique program that involved pharmacognosy, organic chemistry and mycology. Professors Arthur Schwarting, Bill Kelleher, Ralph Collins and Jim Bobbitt were his superlative teachers and research mentors, as were a host of visiting faculty from throughout the world who served as part of the NIH training program on the Storrs campus.

Dr. Rosazza and his family moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1968 where he was privileged to work as a postdoc in the School of Pharmacy in pharmaceutical biochemistry. He accepted an assistant professorship at Iowa in 1969 with promotion to full professorship in 1977. Dr. Rosazza served as head the Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry for 18 years. He is founder and the first director of the University of Iowa, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (www.uiowa.edu/~biocat) a center that supported over 350 graduate student fellowship years of activity spawned through collaborations of as many as 60 faculty from eight departments. The Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Laboratory at the University of Iowa, Oakdale campus still affords unsurpassed fermentation, biocatalysis and up-and-downstream processing equipment, facilities and expertise at both GLP and cGMP levels of performance, and is widely used by industry from throughout the world.

Dr. Rosazza’s research always had a natural products bent with emphasis on biochemistry, enzymology, and microbial and enzymatic transformations of natural and synthetic organic compounds. His laboratory discovered the first bacterial nitric oxide synthase (NOS) system, a host of biocatalytic reactions, new enzymes, new organisms, and applications. He served as mentor director/advisor for 30 Ph.D. students and 32 postdoctoral/visiting scholars. Dr. Rosazza and his research group published more than 220 papers and patents during a 38-year career. He consulted extensively for pharma, chemical and agrochemical industries, and the NCI. He also served on eight editorial boards, was active in ACS, ASP (President, Fellow), SIM, and served widely on collegiate, university, state and national committees.

Dr. Rosazza retired from the University of Iowa School of Pharmacy as professor emeritus, medicinal and natural products chemistry and director emeritus of the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB). He resides in Iowa City, Iowa.

Distinguished Alumni Summerfield

2013 – Marc R. Summerfield, B.S. 1974, M.S.

Marc R. Summerfield is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Class of 1974. While in Storrs, he was a member of the UConn Marching Band, proudly representing the spirit of the university at athletic events and performances. He served for two years as a resident assistant for the Department of Residential Life and was a member of the UConn Chess Team. He is a lifetime member of the UConn Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Pharmacist Summerfield completed a residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and received his M.S. in institutional pharmacy administration from the University of Maryland in 1976. He then began his extensive hospital pharmacy career as supervisor, oncology pharmacy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In subsequent years, Mr. Summerfield held assistant director and director of pharmacy positions at University of Minnesota Hospitals, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. In 2001, he joined the University of Maryland Medical Center as senior director of pharmacy services. Mr. Summerfield is currently president, Summerfield Consulting.

During his career, pharmacist Summerfield held faculty positions at several schools of pharmacy, most recently serving as associate dean for medical affairs, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland. He has published extensively on both advances in hospital pharmacy processes and pharmacy management principles. His most recent book, Leadership: Three Key Employee-Centered Elements with Case Studies, was published in 2012.

Mr. Summerfield is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Maryland Pharmacists Association. He is a frequent presenter at regional, national and international conferences, with topics ranging from medication safety and innovations in medication delivery, to employee-centered leadership for practicing pharmacists. Throughout his career he has promoted technology goals in hospital pharmacy as well as leadership and communication skills for pharmacists.

Distinguished Alumni Krzanowski

2012 – Joseph Krzanowski, B.S. 1962, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph J. Krzanowski is a Connecticut native, who lived in Newington and Collinsville, and graduated from Canton High School in 1958. He then attended the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, graduating in 1962 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. While at UConn he was president of the Student APhA, a member of Rho Chi Honor Society and the Mortar and Pestle Society, a member of Rho Pi Phi Pharmacy Professional Fraternity and he lettered in swimming as a member of the intercollegiate swim team.

In 1963, after obtaining pharmacy licenses in the states of Connecticut and Maine, Dr. Krzanowski entered the medical units of the University of Tennessee in Memphis where he earned his M.S. in 1965 and his Ph.D. in 1968. His postdoctoral work (1968-71) was at Washington University College of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, in the area of neurochemistry. In 1971, Dr. Krzanowski was among the 14 founding faculty members of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He rose to the level of full professor and served in many capacities, including 15 years as associate dean for research & graduate affairs. While at USF, Dr. Krzanowski conducted research in the areas of asthma, red tide toxin and cardiovascular disease. He established USF COM research day, published 14 books & book chapters, 62 articles in refereed publications and 106 published abstracts.

Dr. Krzanowski retired in 2006 after 35 years on the faculty and is currently professor emeritus of molecular pharmacology and physiology. Dr. Krzanowski earned a M.A. in religious studies from Barry University in 1987. He is an ordained deacon for the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, where he serves assigned to Incarnation Catholic Church. He also serves on the Bishop’s Committee on Liturgy as well as a chaplin at Tampa International Airport.

Distinguished Alumni Keiko

2013 – Robert E. Kaiko, B.S. 1962, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert F. Kaiko is a member of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Class of 1970, and received the Pharmacology Prize from the school. He attended Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences where he obtained his Ph.D. in pharmacology in 1974. He became a research associate at Sloan- Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in the Analgesic Studies Section. Dr. Kaiko was also a postdoctoral research fellow, instructor and adjunct as- sistant professor at Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in the Department of Pharmacology.

In 1985, he joined the Purdue Frederick Company in Norwalk, CT as associate medical director. In his 27 years with the company he held a number of positions and is currently vice president, R&D portfolio development with Purdue Pharma L.P., located in Stamford, CT. Pain treatment, specifically, sustained analgesia, has been a focus during his career, and Dr. Kaiko holds 18 patents in this area. He has published 100 reviewed articles and almost 200 abstracts.

He currently serves as a board member for the Eastern Pain Association and is a former president of the association. In addition, he has enjoyed membership in the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, the American Pain Society, and a number of other scientific and medical societies, both national and international. In addition to his work with various pharmaceutical companies, Dr. Kaiko has consulted for the Food and Drug Administration, the Drug Abuse Advisory Board, the Federal Trade Commission, and the World Health Organization. He was also a grant reviewer and site visitor for the National Cancer Institute and the Veteran’s Administration. Dr. Kaiko has chaired the Cornell Fund for Underprivileged Children Task Force and served as a trustee for Central Presbyterian Church and a council member for Norfield Congregational Church.

Distinguished Alumni Abrahams

2012 – Ronald J. Abrahams, B.S. 1963

Ronald J. Abrahams received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1963, and was a member of the Mortar & Pestle Pharmaceutical Honor Society and president of the Phi Delta Chi student chapter. He earned a certificate in hospital pharmacy administration from his residency at Jefferson Medical College Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. and practiced at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Abrahams has practiced in both the hospital and community pharmacy settings.

In 1990, he joined Hartford Hospital and within a few years he became a dialysis pharmacist. He was instrumental in the implementation of the first pharmacy-managed collaborative program within the State of Connecticut and at Hartford Hospital to optimally manage patients with end-stage renal disease receiving dialysis treatment. Mr. Abrahams has demonstrated the value and role of a pharmacist in the dialysis unit through numerous national presentations and publications.

Pharmacist Abrahams has served as a preceptor for countless pharmacy students from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. He has been an adjunct instructor since 2008, and past students have enthusiastically commented on his unique clinical practice and excellent teaching style. Mr. Abrahams has also extended his teaching to the classroom setting, developing didactic lectures that stimulate interest and discussion in the classroom.

In his retirement, Mr. Abrahams continues to inform others of the role of a pharmacist on the dialysis unit through continuing education for CSHP members, and recent interviews on his unique clinical role published in Drug Topics and other professional journals. He is a member of the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists and received the Paul G. Pierpaoli Award in 2011. In addition, last year he was also inducted as a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Distinguished Alumni Gannon

2011 – Richard H. Gannon, B.S. 1977, Pharm.D.

Richard H. Gannon received his B.S. in Pharmacy, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1977, and began his career as a poison information pharmacist at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, CT. Following a pharmacy residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, he received his Pharm.D. degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, and returned to Connecticut as a clinical pharmacist practicing at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 1984, Dr. Gannon moved to Hartford Hospital, and within a few years he was assistant director for clinical services and director of pain control services. He has been a clinical specialist in pain control since 2002. Dr. Gannon joined the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy as assistant clinical professor in 1984. Since his early career, he has instructed UConn Pharmacy students, as well as pharmacy residents, medical students, medical residents, and mid-level practitioners. In recent years he has conducted a Pain Management Rotation for the University of Puerto Rico, and he led a pain rotation for French pharmacy students in 2008. Dr. Gannon is known as an outstanding pharmacy preceptor, and his Pain Management Rotation consistently ranks as a top elective rotation.

Dr. Gannon has given numerous presentations to pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and health-care consumers, and is widely published in the pharmaceutical literature. He is a member of The Rho Chi Society, Connecticut Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and International Association for the Study of Pain. He is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society. He has received many honors during his career, including a Distinguished Service Award from Hartford Hospital, the Paul G. Pierpaoli Award (2006) from the CT Society of Hospital Pharmacists, and the 2009 Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.

Distinguished Alumni Musunuri

2011 – Shankar Musunusi, Ph.D. 1993

Shankar Musunuri obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1993 and his B. Pharm (Hons) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India. He holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. In his early career, Dr. Musunuri worked at Amylin Pharmaceuticals and McNeil Consumer Products. He spent fourteen years at Pfizer and Wyeth in various roles with increased leadership responsibilities in the areas of strategy, global manufacturing, business development, R&D, and commercial teams. His efforts contributed to several product launches during his tenure, including Prevenar 13, one of Pfizer’s top three products, and the number one global vaccine based on revenues. Dr. Musunuri is chief executive officer of Nuron Biotech, in Exton, PA. He is a company founder and a member of the Nuron Biotech Board of Directors. Since initiating operations in April 2010, the company has been focused on bringing to market innovative and improved specialty biologics and vaccines, and is currently working on products for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and wound healing.

Dr. Musunuri has authored numerous publications, and has contributed to several patents as a co-inventor. He served as Biotech Section chair for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and was also the founding chairman of the San Diego Pharmaceutical Forum. He actively supports a non-profit organization, Shakti Foundation, which was founded by his wife, Sailaja Musunuri, M.D., in order to provide care and enrichment for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Distinguished Alumni Taft

2011 – David R. Taft, Ph.D. 1993

David R. Taft received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1993. He obtained his B.S. in Pharmacy, with Highest Distinction, from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. His graduate work at UConn was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. In June 1994, Dean Taft joined the faculty of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Long Island University, as assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy. He became associate professor, with tenure, in 2000, and director of the Division of Pharmaceutical Science in January 2008. In September of the same year, he was appointed as professor and dean of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy. Dean Taft has supervised eleven doctoral students during his academic career, and has chaired, or been a member of, a number of college and university committees. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, and Current Drug Discovery Technologies, and has reviewed manuscripts for a dozen other pharmaceutical publications. He is a member of the Rho Chi Society, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics. Dean Taft has published over 85 articles, books, book chapters and abstracts concerning pharmacokinetics. He has also been awarded almost 20 research grants, and was the recipient of the 1998 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists New Investigator Grant Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism.

Distinguished Alumni Cady

2010 – Susan M. Cady, M.S. 1977

Susan M. Cady received her M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1977. She worked as a chemist at the American Cyanamid Company’s Resin Products, Chemical R&D Division in Stamford, CT. In 1982, she joined the company’s Animal Health, Agricultural R&D Division in Princeton, NJ as a formulation chemist and rose to the position of senior group leader. In 1995, she joined Hoechst Roussel Vet as manager of pharmaceutical development and remained with the company when it was purchased by Intervet Inc. She was senior manager, pharmaceutical development and analytics from 1999 to 2004 and director, pharmaceutical development and analytics 2004 to 2008. In 2008, she joined Merial LTD as senior scientist III, formulation development and analytics where she leads and provides technical guidance and oversight to a group of senior and junior scientists.

Ms. Cady has published numerous articles and is co-inventor on more than 20 patents, which have resulted in several commercial veterinary products. She has been actively involved in the Controlled Release Society (CRS), holding offices on the Board of Directors and theAg/Vet Committee. She was a member of the CRS Strategic Planning Committee, and chair of the Strategic Planning Team for Veterinary Applications. She organized and co-chairped both the CRS Controlled Release Technology for Veterinary Products Workshop in Boston and the CRS Protein and Peptide Controlled Release Delivery Workshop in Baltimore. She received the 1989 Pennwalt Award presented by CRS for the Best Agrichemical paper at the 1988 meeting and received the 2009 CRS Distinguished Service Award. She is an active contributor to various Animal Health Institute initiatives and is a reviewer for American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists article and abstracts.

Distinguished Alumni Ehrich

2010 – Marion F. Ehrich, Ph.D. 1975

Marion F. Ehrich received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1975. She then did post-doctoral studies at the University of Massachusetts in biochemistry and at Virginia Tech University in microbiology and toxicology. From 1980-1983, she was an assistant professor at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, was promoted to associate professor and, in 1990, to full professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology. She is the co-director of the Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies at the college where she has done extensive research on the acute metabolic and toxic effects of pesticides and mycotoxins. Dr. Ehrich is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and served on its Board of Directors from 1985-1989 and as treasurer from 1986-1987. She was elected to membership in the Society of Toxicology in 1980 and has served on many committees and in various officerships culminating with her election as president in 2003.

She currently serves on the Editorial Board of NeuroToxicology, Journal of Applied Toxicology, and is associate editor of the International Journal of Toxicology. She served on the editorial board of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health from 1993-2004. She has served on many advisory committees to the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Science, and the National Research Council. She has received 8 teaching awards from the college and the National SAVMA award in 2006. Dr. Ehrich is the author and co-author of many articles and research papers on neurotoxicology. She s a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Academy of Toxicological Scientists and the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Distinguished Alumni Wollenburg

2010 – Karol G. Wollenburg, B.S. 1975

Karol G. Wollenburg received her B.S. in Pharmacy cum laude from the University of Connecticut in 1975. She completed a residency in hospital pharmacy administration at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY in 1976 and received a M.S. in Clinical Pharmacy from St. John’s University, New York, NY in 1998. She joined the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1976 as supervisor, Centralized Inpatient Pharmacy and held various leadership positions in the Pharmacy Department until she became apothecary-in-chief and corporate director of pharmacy in 1998. In 2000, she became vice president and apothecary-in-chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where she is responsible for drug utilization policies and pharmacy services at 7 sites including the Cornell, Columbia, Morgan Stanley, Rockefeller and Gracie Square hospitals.

She is active in several professional societies including the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, the New York Council of Health Systems Pharmacists, and the New York City Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (NYCSHP). She is currently a member of the Section of Pharmacy Practice Leadership Development Advisory Group of ASHP. She was formerly on the ASHP Council on Administrative Affairs where she was vice chair in 2004 and chair in 2005. She is a member of the Novation Executive Pharmacy Council and the Financial Performance Committee of the University Health System Consortium. Pharmacist Wollenburg has received many honors including the 2004 Joel Yellin Award of Merit from the NYCSHP and the St. John’s University School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Care Professions Distinguished Alumna Award 2005.

Distinguished Alumni Blanchard

2009 – Kathleen A. Cameron, B.S. 1987

Kathleen A. Cameron received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1987. She began her career as a licensed pharmacist at Laverdiere’s Super Drug Store in Brunswick ME. She then served a Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Internship at the National Academy of Social Insurance, Washington DC. She earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from Yale University School of Medicine in 1994 and became a public policy and research associate at the United Seniors Health Cooperative, Washington, DC. In February 1995, she joined the National Council on Aging. She eventually was named deputy director, independent choices at NCOA and she oversaw a $3 million national demonstration and research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and additionally was named health education director, NCOA. She served in both positions until 1998. Pharmacist Cameron joined the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Alexandria, VA in February 1998. In January 2001, she was named executive director of the association responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s research and education programs and initiatives focusing on the appropriate, effective, and safe use of medications among the geriatric population. She served in that position until December 2004 when she formed her own consulting company, Cameron Senior Care Services LLC. that provides consulting to national pharmacy and geriatric-related organizations and corporations on issues related to medication use and aging, Medicaid, Medicare and the long term care continuum.

Distinguished Alumni Chapron

2009 – Dennis J. Chapron, B.S. 1971

Dennis J. Chapron received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1971 with distinction. After graduation be became a staff pharmacist at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford CT. In 1974, he earned an M.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, following which he completed an ASHP Residency at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill. He joined the University of Connecticut as an assistant clinical professor in 1974 and retired as an associate professor in 2008. Following his retirement, he returned to St. Francis as medication safety officer. In his academic career, he specialized in clinical pharmacology. He was appointed a core faculty member of the Travelers Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He has served as associate editor, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He was the coordinator and preceptor for the ASCP Disease Pharmacotherapy Traineeship program and served on the Connecticut Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Program. Pharmacist Chapron received many honors during his academic career including the Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award, the Paul G. Pierpaoli Hospital Pharmacist of the Year Award, the ASCP-CT Chapter Pharmacist of the Year Award, and the Experiential Teacher of the Year Award. He was named the UConn School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year on four occassions. In 2008, the Connecticut Pharmacist Association presented him with a Special Recognition Award for his extraordinary ability as a teacher of pharmacy students and as a teacher of pharmacists at continuing education programs.

Distinguished Alumni Blanchard

2009 – Kerry T. Blanchard, Ph.D. 1994

Vice President, Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources, Merck

Kerry obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 1994 and joined Boehringer Ingelheim in 1996 as an entry level scientist. Since then, Kerry has held several positions within Boehringer Ingelheim to include the Vice President of Nonclinical Drug Safety US. In 2016, Kerry joined Merck as the Vice President of Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources where he leads the global nonclinical safety operations and assessments for all projects in the pipeline. Kerry has maintained a long standing relationship with the University of Connecticut and is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Pharmacy since 2005. Kerry lives in New Milford with his wife, Kristen, and 2 children.

Distinguished Alumni Deputla

2008 – Barbara H. Deptula, B.S. 1978

Barbara H. Deptula obtained a B.S. Pharm from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1978 and an MBA in Finance Specialization from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1986. She was the manager, market development of the Genetics Institute in Cambridge, MA. She joined American Cyanamid as manager, new product development, Lederle Laboratories where she focused on identifying and licensing new products. She then was director, international market planning and senior product manager at Schering Plough when she left to become business unit director at U.S. Bioscience. After rising to the position of vice president, licensing and business development, she joined the Coley Pharmaceutical Group as vice president, commercial development and then became senior vice president, commercial and product development. When she left Coley, the start-up company was viewed as a leader in toll-like receptor therapeutics and had 140 employees, two corporate partnerships and three molecules in development. She joined Sicor, Inc. to lead the biotechnology division and was charged by the Board of Directors to seek strategic alternatives for the company. In 2004, TEVA Pharmaceuticals acquired Sicor and Ms. Deptula became the executive vice president, global business development for Shire Pharmaceuticals of Chesterbrook, PA. This fast growing specialty pharmaceutical company and is the third largest pharmaceutical company in the United Kingdom. In her position, she is the member of a management committee responsible for product in-licensing and corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Deptula was named one of Pennsylvania’s 50 best women in business and one of the 100 most influential leaders in life sciences. She was a non-executive member of the Board of Directors and member of the Compensation and Nominating Committee of Combinatorx, Cambridge, MA and a board member of St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, a non-profit foundation affiliated with St. Christopher’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is an Executive Board member of the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Distinguished Alumni Faucette

2008 – Deborah Faucette, B.S. 1980

Deborah J. Faucette received her B.S. Pharm from UConn in 1980. She is a licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Florida. She is currently the senior vice president, sales and marketing for LearnSomething Inc., a leading provider of e-learning solutions for the food, drug, and healthcare industries. From 1981-2000, she served in various positions in human resources and operations with the Rite Aid Corporation, including director of pharmacy delivery systems, director of pharmacy and professional recruitment, director of human resources, director of pharmacy training and director of clinical services. In 2000, she joined the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as director of pharmacy operations responsible for developing pharmacy training and patient outreach programs. She then served as vice president, industry relations and pharmacy network development for Catalina Health Resource before joining LearnSomething, Inc. this year.

Ms. Faucette served as a University of Connecticut pharmacy preceptor from 1981-1983, an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh from 1989-1992, co-chair, National Diabetes Education Program, a joint venture of the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2001-2005 and co-chair, Poison Prevention Week Council, Consumer Product Safety Commission 2002-2005. She is a strong supporter of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy having served on the school’s Advisory Board and as its vice chair and chair from 2002-2007. In 1999, Ms. Faucette endowed a scholarship in honor of her brother, James, who died of leukemia at the age of six. She says part of the reason she became a pharmacist was to work with medications that cure people.

Distinguished Alumni Patry

2008 – Roland A. Patry, B.S. 1970

Dr. Roland A. Patry received his B.S. Pharm from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1970 and served an ASHP accredited pharmacy residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston, TX. He earned a M.S. in hospital pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and a Dr. P.H. in Health Sciences Administration from the University of Texas School Of Public Health. He was an assistant professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Administration at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, an adjunct associate professor of community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and an adjunct associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. He served as associate director of pharmacy services at Baylor University Medical Center, was a project manager for the Medication Administration Business Process Team at Baylor University Medical Center, and co-director of pharmacy services at the center. He was executive associate dean at the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy and is professor of pharmacy practice and chair, Clinical Practice and Management, Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Patry served on the nominating committee and on the board of directors of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He is a member of the International Pharmacy Abstracts Advisory Board and the Becton Dickinson Advisory Board. He served as secretary and president of the Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists and has received many awards in his career including being selected as one of 50 outstanding alumni from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Other awards include Outstanding Educator, University of Houston Mortar Board; Distinguished Service Award, Texas Pharmaceutical Association; Fellow, American Society of Hospital Pharmacists; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Pharmacy Professional Achievement Award; P-4 Graduating Class 2001 Teacher of the Year Award; and the TSHP Research and Education Foundation 2005 award for the best original research.

Distinguished Alumni Belmonte

2007 – Albert A. Belmonte, Ph.D. 1972

Dr. Albert A. Belmonte received his B.S. (1967) and M.S. (1969) in pharmacy from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. (1972) in pharmaceutics from the University of Connecticut. He served as assistant professor and associate professor of pharmaceutics at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, from 1972 to 1981; associate professor and associate dean at St. John’s University, Queens, New York, from 1981 to 1988 and professor and dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at St. John’s University from 1988 to 1994. For the period 1995 to 1999, he served as professor, dean and vice president for Academic Affairs at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts, including a 7-month term as interim president of the College and 2 years as provost. He returned to the full-time faculty of the college and assumed his role as professor in 1999. He also served as interim dean of pharmacy for 2001-2002. He was awarded the College Medal in 2003 for his service to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and was appointed professor emeritus in May 2006, upon his retirement. Dr. Belmonte’s research interests included membrane model systems, dosage form design and biopharmaceutics. His educational interests include publications dealing with curriculum, student interests, and trends in pharmacy education. Dr. Belmonte is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He has served in both elected and appointed offices for these organizations He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy including two years as chair of the Council of Deans. He is a past national president of Rho Chi, the pharmacy honor society.

Distinguished Alumni Buckley

2007 – Thomas E. Buckley, B.S. 1982

Thomas E. Buckley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1982, and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Prior to his current work as a Clinical Education Consultant for Pfizer, Pharmacist Buckley was a clinical pharmacist at New Britain General Hospital in New Britain, Connecticut and at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. In both positions, he served on various hospital committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Patient Education, and Cardiac Rehabilitation, and authored numerous disease management protocols and patient education materials.

As a Clinical Education Consultant, he works with health care professionals in a variety of practice settings to assist with patient outcomes research, professional and patient education needs and other clinical projects. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles in a diverse number of disease states and practice issues.

Pharmacist Buckley has been very active with professional pharmacy organizations, serving as chair of the Connecticut Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists’ legislative committee for the past 14 years, championing collaborative practice legislation and numerous other pharmacy legislative initiatives. He is the recipient of the CSHP Paul Pierpoli Lecture Award, CSHP’s Pharmacist of the Year Award, the Connecticut Pharmacists Association Daniel C. Leone Pharmacist of the Year Award, CPA’s Professional Pharmacy Performance Award, CT-ASCP’s Pharmacist of the Year Award, and ASHP’s Literature Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice in Health Systems.

From July 2006 to February 2007, he is serving a Global Health Fellowship from Pfizer and the International Rescue Committee at the Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand, improving pharmacy and medical services for the Burmese migrant community along the Thai/Burma border.

Distinguished Alumni Inguanti

2007 – Mary Inguanti, B.S. 1984

Mary Inguanti received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1984. She also received a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Connecticut. Pharmacist Inguanti is the vice president of operations and quality at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She most recently served as the director of pharmacy for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. This system includes the Mount Sinai Campus, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Connecticut, Saint Francis Care Behavioral Health, Alcohol Drug and Recovery Centers and Saint Francis Care at Enfield. She is responsible for the Service Excellence Division of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, the Pharmacy Division, accreditation oversight including Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Quality and Outcomes, Risk Management, Kaizen and Infection Control. A fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, she is presently the chairman for the Connecticut Hospital Association Pharmacy Directors work group. She has recently been appointed to the Committee on Patient Care Quality of the Connecticut Hospital Association Board of Trustees. She was selected as a 2006 finalist for the Women of Innovation Awards Program developed by the Connecticut Technology Council. Ms. Inguanti was most recently named to the Board of Trustees for the P&T Society. She is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Drug Topics and was named 1999 Pharmacist of the Year by the Connecticut Society of Health Systems Pharmacy for her outstanding contribution in the area of medication safety. She was recognized in 2002 as an honored member of the Who’s Who of Professionals Society. She is a fellow of the Wharton School and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics of the University of Pennsylvania, executive pharmacy leadership program.

Distinguished Alumni Inturrisi

2006 – Charles D. Inturrisi, B.S. 1962

Charles E. Inturrisi earned his B.S. pharmacy degree in 1962 from the UConn School of Pharmacy, his M.S. degree in 1965 and his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology in 1967 from Tulane University. He is a well known expert in pain alleviation. Dr. Inturrisi is a professor of pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, professor, Program in Pharmacology and professor, Program in Neuroscience, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. He also is a visiting investigator, Pain and Palliative Care Services, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and an adjunct at the Rockefeller University. He has been awarded the Andrew W. Mellon Teacher-Scientist Award 1974 – 1975 and 1975 – 1976, named Litchfield Lecturer, 1981-82, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, University of Oxford, England and received the John J. Bonica Lectureship Award (Eastern Pain Association) 1994. Dr. Inturrisi has served on several federal government advisory committees and has been an ad-hoc scientific reviewer and member of the editorial board of many scientific journals. His research is centered on the alleviation of pain and he has received two patents as a result of his work.

Distinguished Alumni Palo

2006 – Joseph D. Palo, B.S. 1973

Joseph D. Palo earned his B.S. pharmacy degree from the school in 1973 and an M.B.A. from the university in 1980. Pharmacist Palo began his career with the Eli Lilly Co. in 1973 holding sales and marketing positions over seven years. In 1980, he became account supervisor at MedCom Communications. He currently leads the Consulting Pharmaceutical Strategy Practice in the United States for IBM. Prior to joining IBM Business Consulting Services, he was president of HLS Clinical Systems, and also president of Health Learning Systems, the largest producer of accredited continuing medical education in the U.S.A. At HLS, he was a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and WPP Global Healthcare Taskforce for world wide communications integration. In his final position with IBM, he worked with pharmaceutical manufacturers to develop business plans, strategic plans, and market assessments for current products and emerging technologies. He has made presentations to many conferences in the United States and throughout the world. He is a member of the Board of the American Heart Association, a member of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association.

Distinguished Alumni Parisi

2006 – John Parisi, B.S. 1971

John Parisi R.Ph., C.D.E. earned his B.S. pharmacy degree from the school in 1971. From August 1972 – September 2006, he was the president of Ivery and Dudley Health Services of Winsted, Connecticut, a community pharmacy that provides a myriad of health related services. He is a past president of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee of Connecticare, and a pharmacy consultant at Foothills VNA Hospice. Pharmacist Parisi holds memberships in several professional associations including the CPA, APhA, NCPA, the American and Connecticut Association of Diabetes Educators, and the American Pain Society. He has been accredited as a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Certified Smoking Cessation Specialist by the University of Pittsburgh; and as a Certified Asthma Educator by NIPPCO. Pharmacist Parisi has received many awards during his career, including the 1997 CPA Pharmacist of the Year, 2000 Drug Topics Pharmacists of the Year, 2001 DuPont Innovative Practice Award, 2001 NCPA Pharmacy Leadership Award and 2005 APhA One to One National Award. In 2003, his diabetes program received American Diabetes Association recognition.

Distinguished Alumni Ponte

2005 – Charles D. Ponte, B.S. 1975

Dr. Ponte earned a B.S. pharmacy degree from the school in 1975. Following an ASHP accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at Yale-New Haven Hospital, he was an ambulatory service pharmacist at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He then earned a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Utah in 1980 and accepted a position on the clinical faculty at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. He served as coordinator, medical team clerkships from 1985 – 2000 and director, Post-baccalaureate Track, Doctor of Pharmacy Program 1991 – 2001. His teaching responsibilities have included subjects in all phases of clinical pharmacy and family medicine. He has also been an invited lecturer at the university’s schools of nursing and dentistry. In July 1990, he was promoted to professor of clinical pharmacy and Family Medicine. He is board certified in diabetes education, pharmacotherapy and advanced diabetes management. He is a former two-term member of the USP Advisory Panel for Family Practice and was an elected member of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Specialty Council on Nutrition Support Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Ponte has published extensively, lectured to many professional organizations, and received many professional awards and honors. He has an exemplary record of service to West Virginia University and its School of Pharmacy.

Distinguished Alumni Tannenbaum

2005 – Renee Tannenbaum, B.S. 1974

Dr. Reneé P. Tannenbaum is a 1974 graduate of the school earning a B.S. pharmacy degree with high honors and distinction in 1974. She earned a Pharm.D. degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1976, then was a resident in hospital pharmacy at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. From 1976-1978, she was an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy and from 1978 -1981 was a consultant on drug information at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. She joined Merck Research Laboratories in 1981 as a medical program coordinator. After joining Merck and Co., Inc. in 1984 as a drug information specialist, Dr. Tannenbaum served in several positions before becoming associate director, market research. She earned an MBA degree from Temple University in 1993. She then joined Merck-Medco Managed Care, LLC as senior director, International Pharmacy Benefit Management in 1994 and was executive director, U.S. Health and Utilization Management when she left in 1997 to join Bristol Myers Squibb Corporation. Since 1997, she has held several vice presidential positions with BMS Corporation and since 2004 has been vice president, Americas: Conva Tec. In her present position, Dr. Tannenbaum leads ConvaTec’s business in the Americas (U.S., Canada, and Latin America.) She had generated sales of over $350 million in 2004 in the Americas and is responsible for setting vision and strategy for sales, marketing and corporate accounts.

Distinguished Alumni Wick

2005 – Jeannette Y. Wick, B.S. 1979

Jeannette Y. Wick is a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. She received her B.S. pharmacy degree in 1979 from the school and earned an MBA degree in 1984 from the Hartford Graduate Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. From 1979 to 1982, she was a staff pharmacist at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut and, in 1982 she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where she was a civilian pharmacist at the U.S. Army Health Clinic Pharmacy Service, Schofield Barracks. She became the first civilian employee promoted to acting chief when the active duty officer transferred in 1985. In 1987, Captain Wick became the staff pharmacist and quality assurance coordinator for the Commission on Mental Health Services in Washington, D.C. She rose to chief pharmacist for the Washington, D.C. Department of Health in 1988 and, in 1990, she also served as the administrator for Blackburn Lab., Commission on Mental Health Services. Since February 2002, Captain Wick has been the senior clinical research pharmacist, Cancer Treatment and Evaluation Program, National Institutes of Health. She has received several awards including the Department of Defense Civilian Commendation in 1987, Exceptional Capabilities Promotion 1989, PHS Citation 1988 and 1990, PHS Commendation 1991 and 2001. In 1992, she was named the U.S. Public Health Service Pharmacist of the Year and, in 1992 and 1996, she received the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal.

Distinguished Alumni Carbray

2004 – Richard T. Carbray, Jr., B.S. 1975

Pharmacist Carbray is a 1975 graduate of the School earning a B.S. pharmacy degree. He began his career in community pharmacy working at McNeil’s Pharmacy in Cromwell, Connecticut and, then, Ferndale Drug in Kensington, Connecticut. From 1983-1985, he was a professional sales representative for Schering Laboratories. In 1985, he returned to community pharmacy as vice-president of Pelton’s Pharmacy and Home Health Center in Middletown, Connecticut. In 2003, he purchased Apex Pharmacy and Home Health Center in Hamden, Connecticut. He has been active in professional and public affairs. He is a past president of the UConn Pharmacy Alumni Association and the Connecticut Pharmacists Association. He is past president of the UConn Alumni Association. His involvement in the community is extensive, serving on the Newington, Connecticut Town Council since 1997 and as its majority leader since 2001. He is a past member of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Wethersfield Visiting Nurses Association, the Middletown Visiting Nurses DUR Committee and several other organizations. He is a past member of the Newington Democratic Town Committee. Among the awards he has received are Irish Person of the Year 2000, A. H. Robins Bowl of Hygeia for community service 1996 and Connecticut Pharmacist Association Pharmacist of the Year in 1998.

Distinguished Alumni Hem
Dr. Hem received his B.S. in pharmacy from Rutgers University in 1961 and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Connecticut in 1965.  After serving as a senior research pharmacist in research and development at Wyeth Laboratories, he took a position as assistant professor of physical pharmacy at Purdue University in 1969.  In 1976, he became professor of physical pharmacy.  He has served as assistant dean, Graduate School 1980-1983, and chairman of the University Senate.  He was a member of the USP Revisions Committee from 1995-2000.  He holds numerous patents and serves as a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies. Among the awards he has received are the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Achievement Award 1993, AACP Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award 2002, Henry Heine Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Outstanding Research Publication Award, from the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1970.  He has served as a major advisor for dozens of pre- and post-doctoral students.
Distinguished Alumni Radebaugh

2004 – Galen W. Radebaugh, Ph.D. 1978

Dr. Radebaugh received his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 1972 and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Connecticut in 1978. In 1981, he joined Smith Kline Beckman Corporation as associate senior investigator, formulations and in 1982 became senior investigator and supervisor. In 1983, he joined the Johnson and Johnson Corporation as group leader, Drug Delivery and Exploratory Research. From 1993 to 1999, he held various positions with the Parke-Davis Company in pharmaceutical research. Since 1999, he has been vice president, Analytical Development at the Schering-Plough Research Institute where, among other duties, he is responsible for about 300 professionals in the U.S. and Switzerland, and leads the Specifications Development Committee for all products in development worldwide. He was elected a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in 1997, received the AAPS-BIOTEC award for best applied R&D poster (co-awardee) 1993 and the J&J Philip B. Hoffman Research Scientist award 1987. He has held chairmanships and memberships on many professional committees. He holds fourteen primary patents, has written several books and book chapters, many journal articles, and has made many presentations to pharmaceutics professionals.

  • 2003 | George C. Cocolas, B.S. 1952
  • 2003 | Margherita R. Giuliano, B.S. 1975
  • 2003 | Alan J. Milbauer, B.S. 1965
  • 2002 | Joseph T. DiPiro, B.S. 1978
  • 2002 | Marlene L. Cohen, B.S. 1968
  • 2002 | William P. Ward, B.S. 1966
  • 2001 | Kenneth A. Connors, B.S. 1954
  • 2001 | Joseph C. Papa, B.S. 1978
  • 2001 | Elliott D. Tertes, B.S. 1962
  • 2000 | Robert G. Pinco, B.S. 1966
  • 1999 | Henry A. Palmer, M.S. 1960, Ph.D. 1964
  • 1998 | Charles D. Hepler, B.S. 1960
  • 1997 | Paul F. Davern, B.S. 1972
  • 1996 | Sr. Suzanne Deliee, B.S. 1971
  • 1995 | Gerard H. Weitzman, B.S. 1960
  • 1994 | Samuel S. Kalmonowitz, B.S. 1961
  • 1993 | Karl A. Nieforth, Honorary Member 1982
  • 1992 | Jane C. I. Hirsh, B.S. 1965
  • 1991 | Jean Paul Gagnon, B.S. 1963, M.S. 1968
  • 1990 | William S. Katz, B.S. 1961
  • 1989 | Benjamin DeZinno, Jr., B.S.
  • 1988 | Daniel C. Leone, B.S. 1953
  • 1987 | Henry S. Johnson, Honorary Member 1987
  • 1986 | William J. Kelleher, B.S. 1951, M.S. 1953
  • 1985 | Leroy Beltz, Ph.D. 1956
  • 1984 | Robert F. Steeves, B.S. 1959
  • 1983 | John J. Basile, Ph.G. 1932
  • 1982 | Anthony P. Simonelli, B.S. 1955
  • 1981 | Constantine Della Pietra, B.S. 1945
  • 1980 | Robert C. Grieb, B.S. 1939
  • 1979 | Albert M. White, B.S. 1948, M.S. 1952
  • 1978 | Barbara Israel Levine Hershey, B.S. 1950
  • 1977 | Francis B. Cole, Ph.G. 1930
  • 1976 | Edmund E. Goodmaster, Ph.G. 1933
  • 1975 | Nicholas Fenney, B.S. 1942
  • 1974 | Lester Ableman, B.S. 1950
  • 1974 | John Dugan, Ph.G. 1927
  • 1973 | Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D. 1953
  • 1973 | Frederick W. Casioppo, Sr., B.S. 1943
  • 1972 | James E. O’Brien, M.D., B.S. 1952, M.S. 1955, Ph.D. 1957
  • 1972 | Louis E. Kazin, Ph.G. 1934

Our deceased alumni are indicated in italics.