UA pharmacy chief receives profession's highest distinction
Lyle Bootman, dean of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, has been selected to receive the highest honor in the pharmacy profession. Dr. Bootman, who heads one of the top pharmacy schools in the country, will receive the 2008 Remington Honor Medal from the American Pharmacists Association at its annual meeting in March.
Lyle Bootman, dean of the
University of Arizona College
of Pharmacy. (Photo courtesy
University of Arizona)
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Lyle Bootman, dean of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, has been selected to receive the highest honor in the pharmacy profession. Dr. Bootman, who heads one of the top pharmacy schools in the country, will receive the 2008 Remington Honor Medal from the American Pharmacists Association on March 16 at its annual meeting.
Dr. Bootman gained renown in the 1990s for his studies of drug-related morbidity and mortality. He is one of just eight pharmacists admitted to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, and in 2006 served as co-chairman of the Institute of Medicine committee that produced the influential report "Preventing Medication Errors."
Dr. Bootman, who holds a master of science and doctorate in pharmacy administration from the University of Minnesota, is the founder and executive director of the UA Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research, one of the first such centers in the world. The Center conducts research in areas including cost-effectiveness analysis, quality-of-life assessment, pharmaceutical-policy analysis, and drug-use evaluation. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the first such U.S. institution, founded in 1821.
As the dean of the College of Pharmacy since 1990, Dr. Bootman has presided over the college's ascent among its peers nationally. Ranked among the top pharmacy schools by several surveys, the College was identified last year as the number one school in the U.S. in the percentage of doctoral faculty receiving funding for research from the National Institutes of Health, and sixth in terms of the total amount of NIH grants and contracts awarded.
The Remington award was established in 1918 to recognize distinguished service and/or outstanding achievement on behalf of American pharmacy during the preceding year, culminating in the past year, or for a sustained period of time. The American Pharmacists Association is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the U.S.
"I am deeply honored and humbled," Dr. Bootman said. "Much of the credit for this award is shared with many others: my mentors and colleagues, UA faculty, students, and staff and, of course, my family. I appreciate the APhA's recognition of my past accomplishments and I will carry the spirit of this award forward, into the future of pharmacy leadership."
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