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Generation Rx

Combatting America’s Fastest Growing Epidemic

Fall 2010 Pharmacy Alumni Magazine

Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence


In this Issue 3

Dean’s Message

3 Alumni 4 Development 4

Alumni Affairs

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Student Profile: Maggie Oser

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125 Years of Excellence at Ohio State

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A Note From Archie

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Alumni Profile: Brian Ihlenfeld

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Partner for Promotion

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Generation Rx: Combatting America’s Fastest Growing Epidemic

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Faces & Places

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Faculty Profile: William Hayton

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Students Take Pharmacy ‘To Go’

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Beatty and Sabino receive awards for heroism

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Alumni News

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Administrative Appointments

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In Memoriam

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Future Buckeyes

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy 500 W. 12th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Dr. Robert W. Brueggemeier Dean, College of Pharmacy Editorial Staff Emily Keeler, Director of Communications Lou Marcy, Director of Alumni Contributors Antonio Ciaccia Barbara Hegler Tanya McDay Jennifer Rodis Rori Taylor Shannon Weiher Photography Emily Keeler Nina Aldin Thune Elizabeth Trolli Design Emily Keeler The Script is a publication of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Copyright 2010. Permission to reproduce this magazine in part or whole must be obtained from the College. Contact: College of Pharmacy Communications Office, 500 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. Phone: 614.292.5887. This document available in an alternative format by calling 614.292.5887 or e-mail at keeler.16@osu.edu. Visit us online: pharmacy.osu.edu

Photo: Nina Aldin Thune

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Message from the Dean As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, I reflect on the changes we are going through, both nationally and here at

Ohio State. At the national level, the impact and importance of the pharmacy profession and of the pharmaceutical sciences in health care are evident in the health care reform that is taking shape. On campus, the new Ohio Union opened to much fanfare and YouTube fame. I encourage you to visit this, as well as the renovated Thompson Library and RPAC, all three being impressive facilities for our students.

We celebrated esteemed graduates at the Annual Alumni Awards Banquet in May 2010. In June 2010, we welcomed 220 new students to our alumni family, and were honored to have as the speaker for the Hooding Ceremony the internationally distinguished pharmacist and Ohio State alumnus, Roger Anderson, PhD, vice president and chief pharmacy officer for US Oncology in Houston, TX. Outstanding research and scholarship is being performed by our students, faculty, and research staff. Our research program has brought in approximately $10 million this year, with approximately 90% being federal peer-reviewed grants and contracts. Our faculty, on average, publishes about 250 manuscripts and book chapters per year. We continue to be committed to outreach and engagement activities, such as innovative pharmacy partnerships, Partner for Promotion, Prescription for a Smile, the Generation Rx Initiative, and many other service-learning activities. We have also expanded beyond campus both in Ohio and even globally to enhance pharmacy education. We have new faculty and administrative appointments for the year, and are excited to have these outstanding individuals undertake leadership roles in the College as we implement our strategic goals for The Ohio State College of Pharmacy. As we welcome our new family, we must say goodbye to others. William Hayton retired and is now professor emeritus. He will be moving to Washington State and Puget Sound. Professor Jerry Cable is retiring as full-time director of the Experiential Program, and will return on a part-time basis to work in the areas of outreach and engagement. Their leadership, teaching, research, and administrative support over the past decades have strengthened and enhanced our programs, contributing to The Ohio State College of Pharmacy continuing to be among the leading educational institutions for pharmacy in the nation. I wish to extend my deepest appreciation for your involvement and support to The Ohio State University. Robert W. Brueggemeier, PhD Dean, College of Pharmacy

Alumni Society It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since I began my term as Pharmacy Alumni Society president.

The Alumni Governing Board has begun working on the initiatives that I outlined last fall. Our number one goal continues to be to increase membership and participation in the Society. With that in mind, I would like to highlight our most popular function, the annual alumni tailgate and reunion weekend. This year’s festivities will also kick of a year-long celebration honoring the 125th anniversary of the College of Pharmacy. Friday’s program begins with continuing education offered by the College’s faculty and campus tours. If you have not seen the new main library and Ohio Union, I would highly recommend you take the time to see these wonderful new facilities. Friday evening, we will have the reunion dinner with a special celebration for the class of 1960. Saturday the party continues with the annual tailgate prior to the OSU v. Miami (FL) football game. A limited number of tickets are available for the game for society and alumni association members who do not have tickets from any other source. If you have tickets, please come join us! The day will conclude with the Buckeyes taking the wind out of the Hurricanes (just like the last time they played)! Applications were mailed in July. For more information, please contact Lou Marcy at 614-292-7167 or marcy.1@osu.edu. Last fall, I outlined some changes we hoped to make within the Society to increase participation around the state. We are currently looking at constitution revisions that will help accomplish this. We hope to have more functions around the state to make it easier for our alumni to be involved with the Society. We would love to hear ideas you may have of functions to bring college alumni together. Some ideas being considered are wine tasting evenings or game watching parties. In closing, I would again ask you to be active and support your Society. We are here for you. Larry C. Schieber, RPh President, College of Pharmacy Alumni Society The Script - Fall 2010

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Development We are always thrilled to get a new issue of the Script out to you, our alumni and friends. Reading through

these pages, I am in awe of the strength of our students, the impact of our faculty, and the commitment of our alumni. As we reflect on the 125 years of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, a continuous theme throughout its history has been the drive for innovation of the program. A lot of “firsts” have come through these halls. Many leaders in community, hospital, industry and academia can be traced back to our Buckeye roots. Multiple awards and accolades have been received for innovative research and programs that impact and improve our healthcare. While the College’s leaders set the vision to be where we are today (#5 in the nation), it takes the support of our alumni and friends to help build and sustain the vision. We thank you for your time, talent and resources that ensure we continue to be a leader in education and research. We look forward to celebrating our past, present and future at events and programs this academic year. An ever present goal for the College is scholarship support. The University’s Students First, Students Now initiative is raising dollars to help our pharmacy students directly with scholarships and aid. Thank you for helping us in this $1 million goal by June 30, 2011. Oh, and those baby pictures…need I say more! Shannon Weiher, MA Director of Development

Alumni Affairs Because of the efforts of your alumni officers on The Ohio State College of Pharmacy Governing Board, Dean Brueggemeier and the staff at our College, the alumni society is evolving into a more accessible and responsive organization.

Under the leadership of Larry C. Schieber, (BS 1981) and Don Bennett (BS 1970, MBA) before Larry, the Alumni Society Governing Board has instituted a life membership option and will complete a constitution revision soon. A “members only” section has been established on the College web page. And, as most of you know, the option to purchase tailgate football tickets is limited to College of Pharmacy Alumni Society and Ohio State Alumni Association paid members. Please be sure to keep your memberships current. Dean Brueggemeier has added Emily Keeler to the dean’s staff. Emily is the College’s director of communications and she has already made the College more accessible on Facebook and Twitter. Please check us out. Emily will effectively share the news from the College and will improve the quality and timeliness of College publications. During the transition of the alumni director position from full to part time, Tanya McDay, alumni & development coordinator, has taken on much more of the alumni office responsibilities. Many of you have already met Tanya as she has been a vital part of the office for many years. Thank you, Tanya! The College is fortunate to have Shannon Weiher as our development director. Many of you have had the pleasure to meet and interact with Shannon. Her warmth and professional expertise help to facilitate smooth alumni interactions and transactions. At the October 2010 meeting of the Pharmacy Alumni Governing Board, two members of the PharmD class of 2011 will be added to the roster. By a resolution passed by the College Pharmacy Council, every year two members of the graduating class will join the board. The addition of young graduates to the board will help guide the society in filling the needs of recent graduates. Pat Owcarz and Kelly McCormick will serve as the first two designated representatives from Pharmacy Council for 5 year terms. Kelly is the current ASP President and Pat is the current Pharmacy Council President. Louis W. Marcy, BS 1965, RPh Director of Alumni Affairs

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Student Profile:

Maggie Oser By Emily Keeler

M aggie Oser always knew she wanted to help people. She was raised in a family

that made a career out of helping others. Her mother was a nurse. Even her little sisters want to be a pediatrician, health teacher, and psychologist. In high school her chemistry teacher introduced her to the possibilities of a career in pharmacy. “I took an AP chemistry class in high school and my teacher gave us some ideas of different professions that are heavy in chemistry. I wasn’t interested in being a nurse or a doctor, but I knew I wanted to go into medicine. My junior year of high school during my AP chemistry class, my teacher mentioned pharmacy and I thought ‘This is something I could see myself doing for a long time.’ I decided then that pharmacy is what I wanted to do and haven’t changed my mind since.” When it came time to go to college, she knew The Ohio State University was the place for her. “I looked at other schools, and I was trying to find a cost effective and quality college. I had always wanted to go to Ohio State, but I visited a couple of other places and they [other schools] just didn’t feel right.” Maggie also wanted to stay in the area to be closer to her younger sisters, now 11, 12, and 13. “I always wanted a big sister. Many of my friends had a big sister, but I never had one. I wasn’t going to leave my younger sisters when they were in middle and high school. It turns out it is good that I am close because they need me more than I could have anticipated.” It is what Maggie did not plan on that made her decision to stay in the Columbus area that much more meaningful. Just a few weeks into her freshman year at Ohio State her mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and after a brave

battle, succumbed to the disease this past year. Not only was she grieving the loss of her mother, but she found herself in the situation many students putting themselves through college have to figure out – her parents had withdrawn money to help pay for medical costs – and that counted against her for federal student loans. “I am financially independent. I support myself through school so I take out loans to help. My mother recently passed away and the FAFSA [Free Application for Federal Student Aid] said my parents were supposed to be paying a lot of money, which they can’t. Which is fine, I think it’s going to mean more if I pay for my own college education.” When Joe Orozco, an academic counselor in Pharmacy Student Affairs, learned of her predicament, he realized she would be a perfect fit for Students First, Students Now, a university-wide initiative designed to ensure continued access to education for Ohio State students. “When I was thinking about a recipient for the Students First, Students Now, I couldn’t think of a better recipient than Maggie Oser,” said Orozco. “She has proven that she has great academic potential and is an active member of the college community. She is extremely deserving of the university’s support, and I hope she will continue with us for her professional education.”

Shannon Weiher, director of development for the College of Pharmacy, states this situation is exactly the reason why President Gee initiated the Students First, Student Now fund. “College is an exciting time for our students. However, in this economic climate, students and their families are increasingly feeling the strain of how to manage the expense. We are so grateful to the outpouring of support from our alumni and friends who are helping to build the scholarships and emergency aid the College of Pharmacy is able to award to outstanding students like Maggie.” As a student in the Early Admissions Pathway (EAP) Program, Maggie will complete her undergraduate degree and directly enroll into the PharmD program upon graduation. She wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love it here. I think it’s the best place in the world. I tell everyone that. I wouldn’t have gone anywhere else.” For more information on Pharmacy’s “Students First, Student Now” and how you can make a difference, contact Shannon Weiher at weiher.2@osu.edu or 614.247.6482.

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125 Years of Excellence Celebrating the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University

1895

As part of a university-wide plan, the department becomes the College of Pharmacy. Along with five other units, they are the first colleges on campus.

1885

The Department of Pharmacy was created with a 3-year course leading to a certificate of “Graduate of Pharmacy� (GPh).

1925

The College ceases to offer the optional 2-year degree, requiring all students to complete a 4-year program. This would not be a requirement enforced by all colleges of pharmacy until 1932.

1948

Ohio State becomes the first college in the nation to require a 5-year program. A 2+3 program was implemented. This would not be a requirement enforced by all colleges of pharmacy until 1960.

1972

The first computer is installed in the college.

Celebrate!

1981

The College of Pharmacy Alumni Society is chartered. Josephine Sitterle Failer, a 1939 graduate of the College, is named the first president.

Join the College of Pharmacy as we celebrate our rich history and vibrant future in the field of pharmacy. Kick-off Event Alumni Reunion Tailgate September 11, 2010 Columbus, Ohio Visit pharmacy.osu.edu/anniversary for a full listing of anniversary events to be held around the state during the 2010-11 academic year.

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1994

The Vernal G. Riffe Building is dedicated and contains a new biological sciences/ pharmacy library and research facilities.

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1967

On August 15, 1967 Pharmacy is moved to 500 W. 12th Ave. There are 24 full-time faculty and 11 part-time.

1947

Roy C. Darlington becomes the first African American in the nation to graduate with a PhD in the pharmaceutical sciences.

1998

Ohio State becomes the first in the nation to implement a true graduateprofessional configuration for the entry-level PharmD.

2001

The College implements the nontraditional PharmD as the first distance-learning, web-based degree program at Ohio State.

2006

The College of Pharmacy becomes among the first in the nation to require a baccalaureate degree before matriculation into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

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A Note from Archie Definition of University Advancement: The strategic, university-wide integration and coordination of alumni relations, communications and marketing, and development functions to foster positive relationships with students, alumni and other key audiences, provide multiple opportunities for engagement, and generate involvement with and support for the mission of The Ohio State University. The past few months have been extraordinarily productive for us at the Alumni Association. As I reported in my last message, the Association reached agreement with the university on a more formalized partnership that closely aligns our organization with partners in University Communications and University Development. In April, we asked our membership to approve constitutional amendments that grew out of this agreement. Our members approved the amendments by roughly a 10 to 1 margin. One of these amendments approved my new university title as Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations. It was a truly energizing moment for me because it means that for the first time, the Alumni Association will be represented at the university president’s senior leadership table. I welcome the chance to serve as your voice, and I am thrilled to assist President Gee in helping him achieve our ambitious goals. The other amendment approved the addition of two university-appointed members to our Board of Directors. Those members are Herb Asher, professor emeritus in Ohio State’s Department of Political Science, and Jeff Kaplan, Ohio State’s senior vice president for administration and planning and special assistant to the president. I know both Herb and Jeff well, and I welcome their insight on our Board. Herb has worked closely with our Advocates program through the years, and I’ve known Jeff since my undergraduate days. Their addition will undoubtedly help our Association engage alumni in increasingly meaningful ways. With the amendments approved, we’ve now gotten down to the business of advancing Ohio State. Advancement of Ohio State is the goal of this newly aligned partnership. The thought here is that we need a more cohesive and collaborative partnership to achieve the goals President Gee outlined in his strategic plan. Although the Alumni Association, Development, and Communications are different organizations with their own staffs and projects, our audience sees us as one. To alumni and friends, we are all, simply, Ohio State. To that end, we are working more closely now on approaches to communicate with and engage alumni and friends in a more coordinated way. Work is already well under way in regards to enhancing this coordination. Members of our staff (including club and society leaders Kimberly Lowe and Craig Little, respectively) are participating in university workgroups that are looking to identify better ways of doing business. These cross-departmental teams have produced some compelling discussions and I expect that the fruits of these talks will be positive and beneficial for alumni and the university. One focus is expanded regional engagement and that is an area we’ve already explored through extensive visits with alumni around the country. I’ve traveled with my staff and partners in University Development and have visited with 15 different alumni groups in seven states since April. These trips have reinforced in my mind the great strength of our alumni base, and it affirms my belief that our alumni are going to play a critical role in helping Ohio State achieve its ambitious goals. In the coming months our plans for advancement will become even more concrete. Beginning in September, and in every Board of Trustees meeting thereafter, the serious work of advancement will be overseen the Advancement Committee of the Ohio State BOT. This nine-member committee includes two representatives from our Board of Directors, and will provide a guiding hand as we move into a new era of engagement. Lastly, I want to acknowledge the efforts of my staff at the Alumni Association. I know that the past few months have been challenging for our group. Change is never easy, even when it comes along with great positives and the potential for career growth. But our team has never wavered. They’ve persevered and remained focused on serving Ohio State’s accomplished alumni. That is something that I know is never going to change. Archie Griffin President and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association

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Alumni Profile:

Brian Ihlenfeld By Emily Keeler

Pharmacy

students often picture where they might be in ten years – working at a family pharmacy, conducting cutting-edge research, teaching at a university. However, one Ohio State graduate never imagined he would end up where he is today — the U.S. Capitol. Lieutenant Commander Brian Ihlenfeld, a 1999 graduate of the College, was born in Warren, Ohio to a family of Buckeyes, although he grew up in Western Pennsylvania. He recalls, “My great uncle graduated from the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State, and from the 70s to 80s it seemed we always had a cousin or two who was at Ohio State.” It was this great uncle, Ralph Lawrence (BS 1953), who introduced him to the world of pharmacy as a young child. When it came time to go to college, he knew he wanted to be a pharmacist and he knew he wanted to go to Ohio State. “I loved Ohio State. I still love Ohio State. I was born to be a Buckeye. I looked at other schools, but I think deep down I knew I was going to go to Ohio State. It’s just a great institution.” While at the university, Ihlenfeld joined the United States Navy ROTC program at Ohio State. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. He was subsequently stationed at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida. After a couple of years an intriguing position opened up in Washington D.C. He applied. He was hired. Today Ihlenfeld is in charge of the Pharmacy Department at the Office

of the Attending Physician (OAP). Established in 1928 and run by the United States Navy, OAP staff service the Capitol Building and the nine square miles it encompasses. From heads-of-state to the heat-exhausted tourist and even primary care, the men and women in OAP handle healthcare concerns for anyone that may enter its jurisdiction. In addition to providing pharmaceutical support, Ihlenfeld also serves as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). With his duties, he often works a 14-16 hour day. “We do work a lot of hours, and I think that’s the challenging part for most of our staff because the Congress is in session quite a bit. When the health care debate happened, legislators were here working several weekends to try and pass that legislation. Our office is a support office, so we support the mission of Congress and they do work weekends, they do work holidays and our office is open to support all those members to keep everybody healthy whether it is members, staff, visitors, or Capitol police.” While made aware of the grueling schedule, Ihlenfeld says he did not

truly understand the intensity until he began his position. “They tell you that [the hours], but I’m not sure you really believe it until you get here. You tend to watch C-SPAN more to see what’s going on. If C-SPAN is still on, then you’re still here.” According to Ihlenfeld, even with such erratic hours the job is very rewarding and unique to his position. “I get to know my patients and know what medication they are on and I really feel I make a difference in their medication therapy and counseling and drug selection. We work very closely with our doctors in helping that. To me, that’s a really rewarding part, and I think in a lot of practices you don’t really get to do that. You may recognize their name, but with my patients I know what meds they are on because I work with them so closely. So that’s probably my biggest reward here.” All the hard work has not gone unnoticed. Ihlenfeld was recently awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his work during the recent influenza pandemic. He The Script - Fall 2010

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was instrumental in acquiring and distributing vaccines for 21,000 people on Capitol Hill, and was the point of contact between Congress and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This award is not bestowed often, the last time being in 2001during the Anthrax attacks. Ihlenfeld credits his time at Ohio State in helping him get to where he is today. “There’s not a lot of us; only about 140 pharmacists in the entire Navy. Dean [Ken] Hale really helped me get into the Navy as a pharmacist.” So what would this DC-based alumnus advise those future Buckeyes considering a career in pharmacy?

Partner for Promotion By Jennifer Rodis

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ommunity pharmacy is a rapidly changing area of pharmacy practice. It is exciting to witness pharmacists who are expanding their practices with enhanced patient care services, including wellness screenings, in-depth counseling, and disease state management programs. Unfortunately, many pharmacists yearning to implement expanded patient care services are limited from doing so due to large prescription volume, which reduces the time the pharmacist has to put these programs together. Many pharmacists have also received limited training about how to implement these patient care services. The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Partner for Promotion program was developed in 2005 to address these needs. This program provides a systematic approach to enhancing direct patient care in community pharmacies through studentengaged patient care service development. The Partner for Promotion program partners 4th year PharmD students at Ohio State with community pharmacies and, with training and mentoring by faculty at the college, these students and pharmacists work together through a 10-month experience to create and integrate into the community pharmacy a direct patient care service. Benefits to community pharmacies and pharmacists include: • • •

Ihlenfeld poses with fellow Ohio State University alumni outside the Capitol.

“I think that if you are looking for a career, it’s the wide range of things you can do as a pharmacist that make it a great choice. One thing that attracts me to pharmacy is the variety of jobs you can do. Most people think of pharmacists as the guy behind the counter in the white coat standing up behind the glass counting by five. That’s just not the case anymore.” And of course, “GO BUCKS!”

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Expertise from college faculty to assist with service development Trained, passionate students to work with the pharmacy longitudinally throughout the 10 months on service development Opportunity for formal training through continuing education and mentoring through the process of creating and implementing a business plan for a direct patient care service in the pharmacy site Continued support by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy after the initial involvement in the program through faculty consultation and student rotations

The Partner for Promotion program offers students an opportunity to step outside the classroom and work through the process of service development in a real-life setting. Students gain additional benefit through enhanced time management, project management, as well as communication skills. For the college, this program helps increase the number of community pharmacy sites offering direct patient care services, which increases the number of sites at which students may complete Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences during their 4th year; thus, improving our educational opportunities for students overall. Since 2005, 75 students and 46 pharmacies have been involved, with about 50 percent of pharmacies still offering care to patients through a service developed through Partner for Promotion. These services include immunization programs, wellness screenings and education programs, as well as disease management programs. This innovative training model is being recognized for its success nationally; the program director, Jen Rodis, is working with five other colleges of pharmacy in the U.S. to integrate the Partner for Promotion program into their curricula. To learn more about this program or to get involved, contact Jen Rodis via email: rodis.2@osu.edu.

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Generation Rx By Emily Keeler

Generation Rx Combatting America’s Fastest Growing Epidemic By Emily Keeler

A new epidemic is hitting America, causing a rash of deaths

– deaths that are preventable. It is not motor vehicle crashes or suicide, but — according to the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) — the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, since 2007, is unintentional drug poisoning. continued...

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However, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is partnering with a group of organizations stepping up to help raise awareness about this epidemic across the state and, eventually, the nation through a program called the Generation Rx Initiative.

tant dean for professional and external affairs, and Nicole Kwiek, assistant director for educational outreach, to head up the new initiative. Other faculty contributors include Jerry Cable, Stuart Beatty, Ruth

are really becoming America’s drugs-ofabuse of choice, and it’s true.” The program would not be possible without dedicated volunteers, like College of Pharmacy alumnus Larry Schieber, who are helping to ensure the program is taking off.

The figures are staggering. According to the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, this type of drug abuse is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most prevalent drug problem, making this crisis a rising issue not only in Ohio, but also across the nation.

According to Hale, these partnerships with pharmacists are central to the program. “We’re engaging the pharmacy community as key partners in this effort. When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense that pharmacists would be intimately involved in this issue. They know a lot about it, and they have strong community connections.”

The program, initiPharmacists are better positioned than any other ated in 2007, is a professional to make a difference in this and we as a learning community profession need to do that. of students, faculty, and staff at Ohio State, anchored in the – Larry Schieber, RPh Schieber, Class of College of Pharmacy. 1981, owns the The Ohio PharmaSchieber Family cists Association Pharmacy in his (OPA) and the Academy of Pharmacy Emptage, and Lane Wallace. hometown of Circleville, OH. Prior to of Central Ohio (APCO) have also been running the pharmacy, he worked in active participants, and the Cardinal Says Hale, “The abuse of prescription both medical sales and private practice. Health Foundation has provided sub- drugs exceeds the abuse of all illicit However, he found his passion working stantial funding support. It aims to help street drugs combined by nearly two- within his community and, over the pharmacists across the state educate their fold – except marijuana. And for those years, has noticed a change in how people communities about the dangers of mis- initiating substance abuse, the number think about medications. using prescription drugs. Dean Robert first abusing marijuana and prescription Brueggemeier recruited Ken Hale, assis- painkillers is equivalent. We say these

Partnership

The Ohio State University, The Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Cardinal Health Foundation partner to make this program possible.

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Established in 1885, the mission of the College of Pharmacy is to advance pharmaceutical care for the people of Ohio and the global community through our teaching, research, and service.

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The Ohio Pharmacists Association

Cardinal Health Foundation

The Mission of the Ohio Pharmacists Association is to unite the profession of pharmacy, and encourage interprofessional relations while promoting public health through education, discussion and legislation.

Established in 1971, Cardinal Health improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory care sites focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability.

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“I think it’s changed a lot, even in just the last five years,” says Schieber. “There seems to be a general acceptance that this is okay; that being on some of these things over a long period of time is fine, and it’s not.” According to Schieber, it was by coincidence that he became involved with the project. “One day I was doing pharmacy interviews for applicants of the college, and I was paired with Ken Hale. We were just chatting and he brought up this new Generation Rx Initiative. I expressed an interest and later he asked if we would be a pilot site for the program.” After his meeting with Hale, Schieber almost immediately became immersed in the new program. Along with other professionals, he helped to create the Generation Rx Tool Kit, a group of documents and resources including a PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and videos that assist community leaders in presenting information on this troubling trend. And his efforts have made an impact, earning him the inaugural Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award at the 2010 OPA Conference. This past spring Cardinal Health, a healthcare product company, partnered with the College of Pharmacy to help further enhance the scope of the project. Through the company’s assistance, both monetarily and in resources, Generation Rx has become a powerful tool for prescription drug abuse prevention.

Facts about prescription abuse in Ohio • Unintentional drug poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in Ohio in 2007, surpassing motor vehicle crashes and suicide • Ohio’s death rate due to unintentional drug poisonings increased more than 300 percent between 1999 and 2007 • Between 2003-2006, 96% of all unintentional poisoning deaths in Ohio were due to drugs/medications • In 2008, prescription opioids caused more overdoses in Ohio than heroin and cocaine combined

Who is at Risk? - Everyone • The highest rate of death in 2006-2008 was for 45-54 yearolds • While males have a 1.5 higher rate of death from opioid poisoning, females are the fastest growing at-risk group. • Statistics show there is a greater death rate in southern Ohio • 4 out of the top 5 drugs abused by 12th graders are prescription or non-prescription medications • In 2007, 26.5% of high school students reported using a prescription drug without a prescription one or more times in their life Above information based on findings from the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics (2010).

What can you do? • • • • • • • • •

Learn more about the issue Don’t share medications with others Model safe medication taking behaviors Talk with your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors Tell a friend about the dangers of prescription drug abuse Make a presentation to a PTA, faith organization, Rotary or other community organization about this issue Store prescription medications in locked or otherwise secure locations Dispose of medications properly Participate in or start a medication disposal day in your community

College of Pharmacy students presented on the “Generation Rx Initiative” during the annual conference at the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies

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Schieber also regularly speaks to community organizations in and around Circleville along with his fellow pharmacist and employee, Karlyn Neff, a 2003 PharmD graduate of Ohio State. “I kind of hit the speaking circuit and will talk to whoever will talk with me,” says Schieber. “I’ve talked to Sunday school classes, Rotary, Kiwanis … I’m going to talk to the county retired teachers next month all under this Generation Rx umbrella.”

Schieber Presented with Champions Award Larry Schieber, RPh, was named the first recipient of the 2010 Cardinal Health Generation Rx. Champions Award for excellence in communitybased prescription drug abuse prevention. This award, which was presented at the Ohio Pharmacists’ Association (OPA) 132nd Annual Conference held in Columbus (OH), is presented to honor a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention. The award is intended to recognize outstanding efforts within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of this serious public health problem. It is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth, and other members of the community.

With the development of the toolkit, talking to groups is easy, and anyone interested in finding out more need only go online. “It is very accessible,” says Schieber. “It’s all right there. You just have to go to the website and there are handouts and slides and all different kinds of ideas of things to do.”

While the statistics are staggering, this problem is one that can be solved through commitment and common resolve. According to Schieber, pharmacists are in the best position to help eradicate this epidemic. “The statistic that just blows me away is that right now unintentional drug poisoning is the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, and that’s just unacceptable. If you look at it on a graph it continues to increase. Pharmacists are better positioned than any other professional to make a difference in this and we as a profession need to do that.” For more information on how you can get involved, visit pharmacy.osu.edu, or contact Ken Hale at hale.3@osu.edu.

Generation Rx – Join the community! Whether you are a seasoned pharmacist or a newly elected community leader, you can help bring awareness to medication safety, including prescription drug abuse. Developed with the help of pharmacists, the Generation Rx Toolkit contains all the materials needed to educate a group on how to actively prevent prescription drug abuse including a slideshow and notes. To download the free toolkit, visit pharmacy.osu.edu/outreach/generation-rx For more information about the program contact Ken Hale at hale.3@osu.edu

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Beatty and Sabino receive awards for heroism By Antonio Ciaccia

A t a special event at the Capital Club, pharmacist and Ohio State Board of

Pharmacy member Jerry Wiesenhahn gave thanks to the individuals who made it possible for him to be there in the first place. After all, Wiesenhahn knew that had it not been for a few brave pharmacists and a quick-thinking nurse, he would be on the wrong side of sudden cardiac arrest statistics. On September 10, 2008, after a meeting between the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and representatives of the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA), the group broke to prepare for its Annual Licensure Ceremony, which welcomes Ohio’s newest pharmacists to the profession with the formal presentation of their wall licenses. During that break – in a room full of hundreds of people – Wiesenhahn lost consciousness and collapsed on the floor. Several ceremony attendees – including The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy’s Joe Sabino, an alumnus, and Stuart Beatty, an assistant professor, as well as Cardinal Health Manager, Recalls & Licensure, Elizabeth (Betty) Gregg; Ohio Northern University (ONU) College of Pharmacy Dean Jon Sprague; ONU College of Pharmacy professor Michael Milks; registered nurse Christine Clarke; and University of Toledo College of Pharmacy professor Martin Ohlinger – immediately sprung into action, and after checking Wiesenhahn’s vital signs, it was apparent he had gone into cardiac arrest. Without an automated external defibrillator (AED) on the premises to deliver a life-saving shock, they sustained him and administered CPR until paramedics arrived.

“My cardiologist told me that in situations like mine, chances of survival were about seven percent. I couldn’t be happier to be defying the odds.” That’s no exaggeration. According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA), nearly 300,000 Americans die every year from cardiac arrest, and every minute that passes without a shock from a defibrillator decreases the chances of survival by 10 percent. As a token of his appreciation, Wiesenhahn donated a Cardiac Science PowerHeart AED to OPA for them to keep in their office in Upper Arlington and to use at their various events held around the state. “We’re so fortunate to still have Jerry with us,” said Antonio Ciaccia, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs at OPA. “Pharmacists have always been great role models in their communities – I applaud

Left to right: Joe Sabino, Steve Burson, cardiac survivor Jerry Wiesenhahn, and Stuart Beatty

Jerry for leading by example with his AED donation. The AED is now not just a tool to save lives – it is also a daily reminder about the importance of heart health and how we should all be prepared to act if someone needs care.” Wiesenhahn also presented Sabino, Beatty, and his other rescuers with SCAA Certificates of Heroism and commemorative pins displaying the word, “hero.” The awards give them a permanent reminder of not only Wiesenhahn’s eternal gratitude, but also their integral roles in the cardiac arrest chain of survival.

“I was lucky enough that EMS arrived within six minutes to apply the AED that delivered the crucial shock that brought me out of arrest,” said Wiesenhahn. “There’s no doubt in my mind that if not for the quick response by my team of lifesavers, I’d be a goner.” Since then, Wiesenhahn has made a full recovery and still serves on the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

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Faces Places

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Golf Outing Alumni and friends gathered at The Ohio State University Golf Course to play 18 holes on the Scarlet Course while helping raise funds for student scholarships. The Ream Family and Dev Pathak were honored for their contributions to the college.

Former professor Dev Pathak was honored at the dinner following the golf outing. Greg Ream and his mother, Lou Ream , are honored for their contributions to the college.

Left to right: Dan Bafunno, Jack Lince (BS 1964), Mike Carter (BSPS 2002), Rick Puccetti

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Rose Bowl Party Pharmacy, Nursing and Public Health partnered for a Rose Bowl party in Santa Monica, CA in December. The event was held at the Yard with sixty guests in attendance. Left to right: Bonnie Sheridan, Bill Sheridan (BS 1977), Judy Cosentino Peckens (BS 1978), Doug Peckens

Todd Frasure, Steve Brooks (MBA 1994), Jim Merrill, Al Vrable (BS 1976)

Left to right: Jessica Noble, Shannon Weiher, Larencia Knoerzer, Brigid Long

Left to right: Assistant Dean Ken Hale, Ralph Foster (BS 1956), John Hegler, Jerry Cable, Dean Brueggemeier

Jon Staschiak and Mike Bahmer get ready to tee off.

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Faces & Places

White Coat Ceremony May 22, 2010

Paul Fina receives his white coat.

P1 Students awaiting their white coats. Jerry Cable presents Shelley Miller a Preceptor Mentor of the Year Award

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George H. Hinkle, Jr., R.Ph., M.S., associate professor of pharmacy and radiology, is congratulated by Professor Marialice Bennett. Hinkle was awarded the 2010 William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice by the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management of the American Pharmacists Association.

The Ohio State College of Pharmacy Academy of Students of Pharmacy celebrates another national award. They were selected as first runner-up, Division AA Chapter Achievement Award for 2008-2009. Left to right: Brigid Long, Shannon Hendricks, Kelly McCormick, and Athena Ling,. McCormick was a candidate for speaker of the house of APhA-ASP at the 2010 APhA Annual Meeting.

Harold N. Godwin (MS 1966), and Marialice Bennett (BS 1969) celebrate at the University of Kansas reception held during the 2010 APhA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in March, 2010. Godwin, associate dean at Kansas University was installed as president and Bennett, professor of clinical pharmacy at Ohio State was installed as president-elect. Bennett will become the fourth Ohio State University College of Pharmacy faculty member to serve as president of APhA, with the others being Bernard Christensen, Lloyd M. Parks, and Cliff Latiolais.

Professor Marialice Bennett is presented with a token of appreciation from part of the Kroger Pharmacy clinical pharmacy team at the College of Pharmacy Dean’s Dinner. The event was held at Tony Chang’s Seafood Restaurant. Left to right: Professor Kristin Casper, Doug Cornelius (BS 1992), Marialice Bennett, Tara Green and Cathy Kuhn.

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Washington, D.C.

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Faces & Places

The Ohio State University Medical Center residency class of 2010. Photo: Elizabeth Trolli

Nancy Scott Atcheson (BS 1959) and her daughter Lisa share a moment with Archie Griffin at President Gee’s home during the 2009 Reunion Weekend.

Reunion Weekend September, 2009

Brian Steger (BS 2001) and Andrea, left and Rob Mullins BS 2000) and Javonne were delighted to find a party crasher at the 2009 Reunion Dinner at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe in September. President Gee made the evening special for the pharmacy alumni, faculty, staff and guests who attended by stopping to chat at each table.

Shirlyn Chaffin (BS 1959) presents two checks to Dean Brueggemeier from the Academy of Pharmacy of Central Ohio (APCO) and the Women’s Pharmacy Club (WPC) for student scholarships, where she is an officer for both organizations. Left to right: Joe Sabino (BS 1968, MS 1984), Kristen Lamberjack (BS 1994), Chaffin, Dean Brueggemeier, John Coughlin (BS 1956), and Don Bennett (BS 1970)

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Faculty Profile:

William Hayton By Barbara Hegler

A t the extreme Northwest corner of the US, there is a little-known island, Fir Island, bounded by the North and South Forks of the Skagit River and the salt water of Puget Sound. This triangular island, a mere 10,000 acres, is occupied by fewer than 200 families. The island is an important habitat for wildlife, including Snow Geese, Tundra Swans and Bald Eagles. Fir Island is also home to Professor Hayton. Hayton is currently associate dean for graduate studies and research, and professor and interim chair of the Division of Pharmaceutics in the College of Pharmacy. Recently retired, he sat down to talk about his research interests and how he and his wife, Laurence, plan to retire and live near Fir Island. While studying for his bachelor’s in pharmacy from University of Washington, 1962-1967, Hayton was invited to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored summer research project with faculty member Nathan Hall who became his undergraduate mentor. The project involved studying drug absorption rates and the two of them settled on guppies as their biological model. Reflecting on those early years working with the small fish, Hayton recalled this story: “At the outset we needed a supply of guppies and Dr. Hall located a wholesaler of tropical fish south of Seattle. I drove to the place in my large 1957 Buick to get the first bunch of fish, about a hundred or so. The vendor netted and bagged the fish. When I presented the university voucher to pay for the fish, the vendor quickly spotted “NSF” in one of the budget coding lines and said that the deal was off - he could not accept a voucher that indicated “Not Sufficient Funds”! I finally convinced him that NSF meant something else entirely and he let me take the fish.” Hall passed away recently and Hayton noted the coincidence, “…he is leaving retirement (in a sense) as I am entering it!”

At the urging of his mentor, Hayton went on to graduate school at the State University System of New York (SUNY) Buffalo and earned his PhD in pharmaceutics in 1971. Professor Gerhard Levy was his dissertation advisor. In 1990 Hayton joined Ohio State as a professor and chair of pharmaceutics. He left the chair position when he was appointed associate dean in 2002 but resumed chairing the pharmaceutics division in an interim capacity in 2004. Hayton’s research at Ohio State has focused on drug absorption and transport, and pharmacokinetic modeling. These research interests have been applied to development of drugs for use in cancer treatment and chemoprevention. In addition Hayton’s early work with fish has maintained his attention throughout his career, with emphases on environmental toxicology and drug development for aquaculture. One of Hayton’s research projects involved Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River. The Bonneville Power Administration, operator of many hydroelectric dams on the Columbia and Snake River system, also operated fish hatcheries to mitigate the effects of the dams on populations of salmon in the rivers. In the 1980s Chinook Salmon were stricken with a dangerous ailment, bacterial kidney disease, or BKD, that threatened the species. Hayton’s group developed a treatment for BKD that

involved administration of an antibiotic, Erythromycin, to protect the fish from BKD. This antibiotic accumulated extensively in the fish kidney, and treated females transmitted the drug to their eggs, thus protecting the next generation of Salmon and eradicating the disease from fish populations. Without this intervention, the Chinook population could have been seriously affected. Hayton’s two sons, Mike and Brian, and two grandchildren, Chase and Drew, live in Pullman (Eastern Washington), across the state from the rural area where Hayton and Laurence are building their new home. Hayton’s childhood was spent on a large farm on Fir Island, founded in 1876 by his great-grandfather, Thomas. It is here that Hayton and his two brothers grew up, boating, fishing and exploring the delta region. The farm is still in the family, currently operated by Hayton’s brother Robert. Hayton has become an ardent supporter of the Skagit Land Trust. This conservation organization was formed in 1992. Its mission is to protect the natural lands, open space and wildlife habitat of Skagit County for the benefit of this and future generations. The Trust has grown steadily to become a respected grassroots organization with strong local support and is recognized as an innovative leader in conservation. The six staff, 15 board members and 50 active volunteers are joined by over 1,000 members to protect The Script - Fall 2010

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the most important and beloved land and landscapes in the county. The amount of land and habitat protected by the Trust has grown to more than 5,000 acres including more than 18 miles of shoreline. The Trust is currently working on a dozen new projects under the guidance of a Conservation Strategy that helps protect the best, most at-risk lands first. Hayton is hoping to work with the Skagit Land Trust organization, using his education, skills, and love of nature, to preserve the natural land and habitat.

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or many years a student’s checklist to start the school year included books, but students in The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy have another tool to add to their education – a smart device. The program, now in its ninth year, began in the early days with hand held PDAs. Fourth year students were given the device already loaded with Lexi-Comp’s Lexi-Drugs, a drug database used by many professionals. However, as technology changed so did the equipment. Today students’ smart phones and mp3 players such as the Apple Ipod Touch, Blackberry, Android, or Palm can be used with the software. Vinita Pai, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was one of the first to use the technology in her classroom, and has seen its many benefits both to the students and in practice.

A view of Puget Sound at sunset.

Hayton’s wife Laurence, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at Ohio State, also retired. Laurence and Hayton are avid travelers. They frequently visit France where Laurence’s family lives and they plan to continue their European travels and include South America and the western US as future destinations. Hayton is clearly not worried about how he will spend his time after retirement. Whether travel, research, volunteer work, or academic pursuits become part of his retirement, Hayton is not concerned. He plans to enjoy his free time and enjoy his family.

“Use of these devices has put information literally at our fingertips,” said Pai, “At Nationwide Children’s [Hospital] our medical record system is completely electronic. Some of our clinical pharmacy specialists use netbooks so that they can pull up patient information and make recommendations as they round. Having an iTouch or iPhone is going to make providing information to our team, and making interventions that much more efficient and effective. Not to mention the “cool” factor when you can whip out your iPhone and answer a question.” The mobile devices replace the previous standard of actual books. While print editions may become out of date very quickly, mobile devices allow information to be updated and accessed with just a few clicks. The Lexi-Comp information suite is automatically pushed out to individual devices and stored on the actual unit as updates are added, making it useful in sites with poor internet reception as the device does not have to be connected to the internet retrieve the information. The new generation of students is soaking up the new technology as they incorporate it into their studies. According to Deron T. Lundy, a current entry-level PharmD student, it has been a welcome addition to his classroom studies. Says Lundy, “It is tremendously useful for one to have what amounts to an entire drug and medical reference library literally in the palm of one’s hand. Once we received our PDAs, I started using it just about every day. If there was something that I didn’t understand in lecture, case conference, rotation, or anywhere else, then I could look it up immediately, instead of having the wait later on to look it up in a reference book.” The College of Pharmacy joins other academic units on campus that are embracing new technologies. Both the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing incorporate mobile technology through hand-held devices into their curriculum to better serve patients.

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2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards Brice Love

Jeffrey A. Bourret

Cynthia Carnes

On May 7, 2010, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Blackwell Hotel to celebrate the 27th year of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy’s brightest stars. Diane R. Mould

This year’s honorees were truly an outstanding group of graduates, keeping the tradition of excellence and dedication to the field of pharmacy.

2010 Josephine Sitterle Failer Alumni Award Brice E. Love (BS 2000, MBA) Robert J. Weber

Douglas C. Cornelius

Alan Spira Katz

2010 Jack L. Beal Postbaccalaureate Award Douglas C. Cornelius (BS 1992) Alan S. Katz (BS 1961) Dhanawanti Sant (BS 1989, MD) Mark A. Sirgo (BS 1977, PharmD). 2010 College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award Jeffrey A. Bourret (MS 1982) Cynthia Carnes (PharmD, PhD 1996) Diane R. Mould (PhD 1990) Robert J. Weber (MS 1982, PharmD 2010). For futher information on the awards, past recipients, or the honorees’ full bios, visit pharmacy.osu.edu/alumni.

Dhanawanti Sant

Mark A. Sirgo

Left: Cynthia Carnes receives her award from Dean Brueggemeier and Alumni President Larry Schieber. Right: Larry Schieber, Ken Hale, and Alan Katz enjoy a moment before the awards dinner.

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Alumni Updates

1930’s

1933 Stephen B. Raynes, is retired. Says Raynes “If I make it to 7/21/10 birthday, I will reach 100 years on this planet”. He lives in Troy, OH. 1939 Mary K. Polumbo is retired. She asks, “Any Alumni from Class of 1938 or 1939?” She lives in Dover, FL.

1940’s

1941 Frank Bope has moved to Whetstone Gardens where he is currently living in the Care Center following a stroke on December 18, 2009. He has Alzheimer ’s disease and has lost much of his memory. His daughter, Lin Maeder, shares this information. “Please remember that he loved his years at the OSU College of Pharmacy. He loved working with students and advising the Kappa Epsilon Sorority. I remember many of their meetings at our home as I grew up. The Legends of Pharmacy Scholarship has always been so important to him and such an honor. He is still a Buckeye at heart.” Carroll B. Scarbrough is retired and living in Findlay, OH. 1942 Marvin Segel is retired and living in Wilton, CT. 1944 Carl F. Thornton says he is “finally fully retired!” He lives in Chula Vista, CA. 1945 John K. White is a self-employed pharmacist. He lives in Columbus, OH. 1946 Marian M. Derfer retired as an Information Retrieval Specialist from SCM Corp. She lives in Atlantic Beach, FL. 1947 Benton J. Bernstecker is retired and living in Columbus, OH. Jeannette T. Thouvenin retired as the director of pharmacy at Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH. She lives in East Sparta, OH. 1948 Lois B. Chesney is retired and living in Corpus Christi, TX. Eileen B. Johnston is retired and living in Zanesville, OH. Dr. Kayoshi Masuoka retired in 1988. He lives in Chardon, OH. Miles F. McFarland is retired and living in Columbus, OH. Betty S. Nichol is retired and living in Columbus, OH. Robert A. Wolfe retired from Roche in 1985, after 31 years. He lives in Ocala, FL. 1949 Nancy B. Anderies is retired. She previously volunteered at the

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Grand Junction Regional Center, Marillac Clinic. Says Anderies, “My husband and I, at age 82 and 83 are ‘enjoying’ our retirement years. In other words, we are feeling our age – he with Parkinson’s and I with osteoporosis and a collapsed back. I was diagnosed with Celiac four years ago. The villae of the small intestine ark damaged in Celiac – hence I was not absorbing calcium and vitamin D – so I’m preaching that gospel these days to doctors, etc. - diagnose sooner! Now I’m gluten-free! With five great kids and eight grandkids we are blessed!” She and husband, William, live in Grand Junction, CO. John L. Boggs is retired and living in Columbus, OH. Rudolph Schor is retired and living in Boca Raton, FL. Jack E. Scott retired as director emeritus from SOMC. He lives in Portsmouth, OH. Jean G. Windesheim says “Greetings to the class of 1949. To those of us that have made it to 60 years I say, Hip Hip Hooray.” She lives in Pataskala, OH.

1950’s

1950 Fred T. Butler is retired and living in Sandusky, OH, not far from his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Kathleen Butler. Fred regularly attends church at The Chapel on Galloway Road. He looks great! Stewart M. Case is retired and living in Jefferson, OH. Gordon V. Giffin is retired and living in Wooster, OH. J. David Luckhaupt is retired and living in Powell, OH. Glen W. Read retired as owner of Arensberg Pharmacy. He says. “I have lived in Newark, Ohio since I graduated from Pharmacy at Ohio State in 1950. I am now retired and enjoy traveling around in Central and Southern Ohio. Have been in Ohio State basketball for 50 years and go to all of the home games with my sons, Jeff and Kevin Read. My son, Jeff, and daughter, Shanna are both active pharmacists here in Newark, Ohio. I still keep my pharmacy license – but don’t work much anymore.” Seymour Spatt retired from Gray Drug Co. (1950-1957), and was selfemployed at Reynoldsburg Pharmacy. He and wife, Maryann, live in Bexley, OH. Paul Stivison retired as a selfemployed store owner. He and wife, Suzanne, live in Logan, OH. Charles J. Williams, Jr. is retired and living in Brilliant, OH. 1951 William N. Woolun is retired as the director of pharmacy at Doctors Hospital where he worked from 19531988. He shares this information.

“Spending winter in Naples, FL, and summer and fall in Perry Hall, MD”. He lost his wife, Gladys Ruth Tye in December 2009. 1952 John K. Lutsch is retired and living in Columbus, OH. James R. Stricker is retired. Says Stricker, “We’re selling our home of 9 years in Boise and moving into an independent living at a retirement apartment. Although I left pharmacy to be a healthcare executive in the late 50’s, I’ve collected mortars and pestles from around the world and now am looking for a museum that would display them – any suggestions?” He and wife, Elizabeth, live in Boise, ID. 1953 Thomas S. Apter is retired. Says Apter, “Alice and I enjoyed the “package deal” to attend the Rose Bowl parade and game. At our age, I doubt that we will do that again. Pasadena Stadium is very difficult to navigate. 12-14” risers made climbing to row 76 tough. Game was great. Never saw (this year) our Bucks so motivated. Go Bucks!” They live in Sun Lakes, AZ. John W. Moore is retired and living in Bridgton, ME. 1954 Otis L. Crawford is retired and living in Westport, CT. Leonard M. Dembski is retired and living in West Jefferson, OH. James R. Dorsey is retired, He and wife, Nancy, live in Columbus, OH. Norman Greenberg is retired and living in Plantation, FL. Dr. Yale Gressel is retired and living in Longmeadow, MA. Ralph G. Jakwerth retired as a staff pharmacist from Savon Drug, and Eli Lilly & Co. He lives in Brea, CA. Dr. Donald J. Lamb is retired and living in Kalamazoo, MI. Frederick C. Minardi is a retired pharmacist. He lives in Fullerton, CA. Albert G. Powell is retired and living in Springfield, OH. Marcella T. Trimmer is retired and living in Grove City, OH. 1955 Rudolph F. Lukez is retired and living in Kirtland, OH. Phillip J. McAteer retired from Eli Lilly & Co. He lives in Fishers, IN. Thomas J. McKula retired as a hospital administrator. He lives in Jacksonville, IL. Carl T. Peterson is retired from Kroger, and living in Columbus, OH. Robert P. Raschke says he is “retired – at last!” He lives in Sandusky, OH. Herbert Solomon retired as a parttime pharmacist from The Kroger Company. He and wife, Charlene, live in Columbus, OH. Frederick J. Theiss is retired and living in Winter Haven, FL. 1956 John J. Coughlin retired as

owner of Coughlin’s Pharmacy, Inc. Says Coughlin, “I am currently serving as a board member of the Ohio Pharmacy Foundation (OPF). Was appointed an Honorary Life Membership of the OSU Pharmacy Alumni Society Board. Retired from Treasurer after 10 years in December, 2009.” He and wife, Suzanne, live in Powell, OH. Lt. Col. Ralph V. Foster is retired and living in Hilliard, OH. James F. Hall is retired and living in Cornville, AZ. Sally Fried Karbelnig sends greetings to the class of ’56. She lives in Beverly Hills, CA. Earl C. Soule, Jr. is a staff pharmacist at Cardinal. He lives in Saint Petersburg, FL. 1957 Donald Chopchinski says, “I retired for the 4th time in 2009, from the Drug Task Force. Previously I served as director of two Cleveland hospitals and owned an aviation fixed base company at the Lorain County Airport. My wife, Joan, and I now live six months a year on Kelleys Island, and spend six months in Florida.” Robert Fagin retired from CVS in 2007, after 50 years in pharmacy, and has five great-grandchildren. He is “enjoying my retirement and doing a lot of cooking.” He and wife, Joyce, live in Mansfield, OH. Lee C. Schramm is retired and living in Bogart, GA. 1958 Lester G. Einhorn is retired and living in Albuquerque, NM. Alice Jean B. Matuszak retired as professor emeritus from the University of Pacific. She lives in Stockton, CA. Robert P. Reid is retired and recently honored and awarded a Life Membership in the Ohio Pharmacists Association. He and wife, Joanne, live in Westerville, OH. 1959 Rinaldo A. Brusadin is a lecturer at Ohio Northern University. He lives in Columbus, OH. James P. Leyda is the director of corporate development at Cumberland Emerging Technologies. He lives in Cincinnati, OH. Wesley C. Uhl retired from Original Northlaw Pharmacy. He and wife, Gail, live in Columbus, OH.

1960’s

1960 Russell W. Harcha is in his 33rd year as president of Wurster Drugs in Portsmouth, OH. His son, Charles (Ohio State Pharmacy 1990), is vice president. His daughter-in-law, Rachel Scott Harcha graduated Ohio State University Pharmacy, Class of 1991, and works at Kroger in Portsmouth, OH. He and wife, Dorothy, live in

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Alumni Updates Portsmouth, OH. Donald E. Hill is a FDA regulatory consultant at Don Hill & Associates, Inc. He lives in Silver Springs, MD. Andrew P. Preston is retired and living in Akron, OH. Dr. John M. Sandru is a family practice physician at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He lives in Floresville, TX. 1961 Gerald E. Beisner is a selfemployed pharmacist/owner. He is past-president of the Alameda County Pharmacist Association, and his wife, Leslie, is past-president auxiliary to the Contra Costa County Pharmacist Association, and past-president of the California Pharmacist Association. They live in Lafayette, CA. Louis H. Doty is retired. He and his wife, Janet, live in Hilliard, OH. Thomas M. Marshall retired from Eli Lilly & Co. He lives in Indianapolis, IN. Keith W. Minnick is retired and living in Newland, NC. John J. Piecoro, Jr. is professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Says Piecoro, “Retired for the second time (its final), December, 2009, from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Actually worked the last two years in development (raising money) for the new pharmacy building. I would like to hear from my classmates. Pertinent information: 3041 Montavesta Rd., Lexington, KY 40502, 859-266-7630 (h), 859-806-4313 ©, J.piecoro@ insightbb.com” William Tzagournis is a staff pharmacist at CVS. He lives in Columbus, OH. William J. Walkosak is a consultant pharmacist at Omnicare, Inc. He lives in Dover, OH. Roger L. White is retired and living in Upper Arlington, OH. 1962 Hugh E. Bonnoront is the chairman of Bunny’s Pharmacy, Inc. He lives in Sidney, OH. Edwin A. Earhart is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens. His wife, Linda, ‘78, is a consultation staff pharmacist at Express Scripts. They live in Mesa, AZ. John J. Germaine is retired and living in Dublin, OH. James D. Hawkins and his wife, Linda L. Hawkins, are both retired and living in Fairfax, VA. James L. King is retired and living in Tallahassee, FL. Olfeo J. Lorenzetti, after retiring from Alcon, as VP of Therapeutic Research in 2001, has indulged his adventurous nature. After loosing his wife of 40+ years in 2001, he worked through his grief by going backpacking for months in Big Bend down into Mexico, then after two weeks, left for Belize and backpacked through Honduras and

Nicaragua for another three months. He says, “The objective is to stay healthy by eating correctly, exercise frequently, meet new people who have the same outlook on life and listen/ visit and talk to young people, who are the future generation.” He lives in Fort Worth, TX. Joan L. Shaw is retired and living in Sunbury, OH. Gene L. Stauffer is retired and living in Grove City, OH. 1963 Roberta M. Armstrong is retired and living in Albion, MI. Gary S. Chappell is retired and living in Custer, SD. Mildred D. Gordon is retired and living in Radford, VA. Sam C. LaCerva is a Pharmacist in Hollywood, FL. Dean A. Pflaumer is retired and living in Naples, FL. Roger H. Schindler retired in October, 1999. He and wife, Gloria, live in Mogadore, OH. Kobi M. Sethna is president and chief executive officer/director of Nereus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 1964 Frank G. Fuschino is a pharmacist at Whitacre Pharmacy. He lives in Springfield, OH. Robert E. Hall retired on July 24, 2010, and is moving to Sedona, AZ. Says Hall, “I wear an OSU ball-cap when I hike. Meeting alumni on the hiking trails around Phoenix is always a pleasure. One alumnus came up to me and made the O and said “O-H” of course I answered “I-O”. I hope pharmacy students today are having as much fun as we did in the sixties. The memories of the good times are so vivid after almost 50 years. Jack Lince and I re-connected on Facebook and I invite others to join us on Facebook.” Robert S. Hayman is retired and living in Stuart, FL. Edward A. Tepe is a pharmacist at Rite Aid. He lives in Roswell, GA. 1965 Irene S. Delvigs is retired and living in Cleveland, OH. Joel M. Frank is a pharmacist at Medco. He lives in Gainesville, TX. James R. Ingrassia is retired and living in Charleston, SC. Louis W. Marcy is the alumni affairs director (part-time) at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy. “I am enjoying extra time with my family in my part time status with our College.” He and wife, Carol, live in Columbus, OH. Paul T. Tavano is retired and living in Cleveland, OH. 1966 James R. Armstrong is retired and living in Westerville, OH. Erik E. Emmert is retired and living in Kettering, OH.

Harold N. Godwin is professor and associate dean of pharmacy at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He was installed as president of the American Pharmacists Association, March 15, 2010, at the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. He and wife, Judy, live in Overland Park, KS. William G. Leiby is retired and living in Warren, OH. Edward B. Roche is a professor at the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy. Says Roche, “Nothing new. I am still on the faculty full-time. I was a recipient of the Jack Beal PostBaccalaureate Alumni Award last May.” He lives in Bellevue, NE. Gerald A. Stock, Jr., is a pharmacist at Affinity Medical Center. He lives in Massillon, OH. 1967 Richard I. Bernardo is a pharmacist at Meijer. He lives in Fairfield, OH. Kathryn A. Bowden is retired and living in Pickerington, OH. Robert O. Carver is retired and living in Salisbury, NC. Joseph A. Cusma, Sr. owned Fulton Drugs until 2002, and is now retired. He lives in Massillon, OH. Dale C. Lucas is a pharmacy manager at Kroger and lives in Columbus, OH. Dr. James W. Munson is retired. He is keeping busy tending his hosta garden that contains about 800 varieties. He and wife, Beverly, live in Kalamazoo, MI. Barbara S. Petroff is a pharmacy Manager at Critical Care Systems. She lives in Livonia, MI. Mark E. Reed is a part-time pharmacist at Cornell’s Pharmacy. He lives in Shelby, OH. Douglas E. Rollins is a professor at the University of Utah. He lives in Salt Lake City, UT. Jerry L. Wilks is a retired pharmacist living in Dayton, OH. Larry A. Woznuk is a self-employed dentist. He lives in El Cajon, CA. David F. Wright retired in May, 2007. He is enjoys his four grandchildren, golf, fishing, hunting, and living. He and wife, Linda, live in Columbus, OH. 1968 Susan H. Glazer is a relief pharmacist. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. Suzanne V. Kaiser is an outpatient compliance coordinator at Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, CA. She lives in Los Gatos, CA. Dan J. Lycans is a pharmacist and supervisor at Medco Health Call Center in Dublin, OH. He celebrated his 15th year with Medco Health on January 16, 2010. He was Coowner with Robert Hayman, Class of 1964, business partners of Drustar Pharmacy for 28 years. Dan and his

wife, Lois, purchased a condominium in 2008. Their daughter, Lori, and son, Andrew, live in Grove City and Clintonville. They have three grandchildren: Jessica, Dakota, and Isabella. Dan and Lois live in Grove City, OH. Gaylene S. Tsipis is a strategy coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Drug & Poison Information Center. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. 1969 Alex A. Cardoni retired as an associate professor emeritus from the University of Connecticut, and now works as a Consultant at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. He lives in Ellington, CT. James B. Dean is a staff pharmacist at Dayton Children’s Medical Center. He lives in Springboro, OH. Robert H. Flowers is a staff pharmacist at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Warren, OH, and an optometrist in Hubbard, OH. He and wife, Irene, live in Youngstown, OH. Ronald W. Hanning is a pharmacist at Fruth Pharmacy #6. He lives in Pomeroy, OH. James R. Hostler is a chief pharmacist at Kent State University. He lives in Kent, OH. Gordon T. Kulp is a pharmacist at Riverside Hospital. He lives in Columbus, OH. Robert L. Leeson is reitred in December 2009 after 40 years in retail chain pharmacy with Gray Drug, Rite Aid, Revco and CVS; 32 of those years in downtown Cleveland. Robert and Barbara escaped to Florida until the end of March when they returned to Cleveland for spring. He and wife, Barbara, live in Beachwood, OH.

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1970 John H. Artino is retired and living in Bellevue, OH. Richard E. Birnie is a staff pharmacist at Ohio Health-Riverside Medical Building Pharmacy. He lives in Worthington, OH. Gerald A. Burch is a pharmacist-inCharge at CVS. He lives in Copley, OH. Roger C. Edgington is a pharmacist at Buehler Food Markets. He lives in Wooster, OH. Renie Fink is retired. She and husband, Joseph, live in Lexington, KY. Gregory R. Garner is president of Mediserv Pharmacies. He lives in Dublin, OH. Thomas C. Hall is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens. He lives in Westerville, OH. Garner S. Lemon is a pharmacy manager at Rite Aid Corporation. He lives in Granville, OH.

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Alumni Updates Miles C. Schuman is managing a clinic pharmacy for the U.S. Army on a military base in Germany. He and wife, Mary Ann, live in Bullhead City, AZ. Dr. Greg S. Umstead is an oncology specialist at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. He lives in Huntington Woods, MI. 1971 James E. Braden is retired and living in Caldwell, OH. Terrilyn J. Estell is a staff pharmacist at Medco. She lives in Columbus, OH. Phillip M. Fronckel is a staff pharmacist at Meijer. He and wife, Shari, live in Newark, OH. Robert P. Fudge is a specialty practice pharmacist - investigational drugs at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He lives in Dublin, OH. Nicholas S. Ragaji and wife, Erika Papai Ragaji are retired and living in Columbus, OH. Bonita C. Spiers is a self-independent contractor. She lives in Westerville, OH. Paul E. Stach is vice president of pharmaceutical development at Paddock Laboratories, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. He lives in Plymouth, MN. Douglas W. Tremblay retired in 2009. He lives in Troy, OH. Diana Wu is senior vice psresident of XBL, Inc. She lives in Princeton Junction, NJ. 1972 Howard N. Bockbrader is senior director at Pfizer, Inc. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI. Martha W. Hill is a staff pharmacist at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC. She lives in Biltmore Lake, NC. James M. Lee is a staff pharmacist at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. He lives in Worthington, OH. Christine C. Murphy is an assistant clinical professor at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy. She lives in Columbus, OH. Patrick J. O’Neill is retired and spending time in Jupiter, FL. R. Ira Porterfield is president of Porterfield Enterprises, Inc. He lives in Golden, CO. 1973 Delbert G. Brown is a pharmacy manager at Fruth Pharmacy #16. He lives in Waverly, OH. Steven A. Couts is a pharmacist at Mako’s Pharmacy in Uhricksville, OH. He lives in Gnadenhutten, OH. Richard D. Dawson is a staff pharmacist at Summa Western Reserve Hospital. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. David G. Hattan served as a food additive toxicologist for 32 years with the Food and Drug Administration, and is currently a senior toxicologist in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Office of Food

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Additive Safety. Served as an expert food and food additive Toxicologist with FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives. He has a daughter, Kelly, 34, grandchildren: Samantha 12, and Joseph, 9. His wife, Dot, a laboratory technician/teacher, is now retired. They live in Columbia, MD. David J. Kalis is the director of pharmacy at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, MI. Heis the 2010 President Elect of Southeastern Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists and lives in Rochester Hills, MI. James C. Klepcyk is director of pharmacy at Marion General Hospital. He lives in Powell, OH. Ronald K. Tobias is a pharmacist at CVS. He lives in Dayton, OH. Jeffrey A. Wallace is the director of pharmacy at Raiser Permanente, and his wife, Elizabeth Wallace, is a staff pharmacist at Troutman Drug Co. They live in Warren, OH. Richard T. Yowler is a manager at Miami Valley Pharmacy. “Grandchild #5, Jacob Zachary, was born on November 6, 2009. Mother and baby are doing great!” They live in Dayton, OH. 1974 Michael P. DeChristofaro is a staff pharmacist at Burden Drug Center. He lives in Crossville, TN. Richard T. Cranston is an AM care clinical pharmacist – behavioral health at VA Loma Linda Healthcare Systems. He lives in Yucaipa, CA. Richard A. Gray is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart. He lives in Canfield, OH. Renee T. Ike is an outpatient pharmacist at the VA. She lives in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Craig T. Johnston, Sr. is a family physician at Erie Physicians Network. He lives in Erie, PA. Robert W. Kidston is now working at Forum Health Northside Hospital in Youngstown, OH. He lives in Poland, OH. David J. McLean is the CEO of Novologix, Inc. He lives in Eagan, MN. Wilton P. Moehle, Jr. is retired and living in Vermilion, OH. Gary L. Omo is a pharmacist at Community Health Center of Branch County. He lives in Battle Creek, MI. Ronald G. Poling is a Pharmacy Manager at Meijer. He lives in Troy, OH. Lisa B. Webster is a self-employed writer and editor. She lives in Alexandria, VA. 1975 Robert R. Barber retired from the Garland (TX) Police Department with the rank of Captain, and had a varied law enforcement career to include: graduate of the FBI National Police Academy, graduate of the Police

Executive Research Forum, recipient of the International Webber Seavey Award for Innovative Policing and the Texas Attorney General Criminal Justice Award. After retirement, He works full-time with the Walgreens Company. He lives in Quinlan, TX. Gordon H. Bokelman is retired and living in Sunset Beach, NC. Rex A. Cramer is the pharmacist/ owner of Quay Drugs. He lives in Galion, OH. Louis J. Horvath is a pharmacy manager at Wal-Mart. He lives in Flagstaff, AZ. David G. Shipper is an IV admixture coordinator at Carolina East Medical Center. He lives in New Bern, NC. James B. Toohey is director of pharmacy at Aultman Hospital. He lives in Massillon, OH. Linda S. Witchey is a pharmacist at Medco Health. She lives in Dublin, OH. 1976 Susie S. Brown is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens and Smith Clinic. She lives in Morral, OH. Ann T. Clark is a staff pharmacist at Morgan Pharmacy. She lives in Coshocton, OH. Karen S. Dow is a staff pharmacist at CVS/ Caremark and worked in mail order in Mt. Prospect Illinois for over 8 years. Previously staff pharmacist at Lindemann Pharmacy in Deerfield, Illinois for 20 years. Daughter, Abra, graduated from Indiana University in 2008, majoring in journalism/ public relations. Daughter, Erin, is a senior. She and husband, Sherman, live in Lake Bluff, IL. Stephen J. Ferenchak is a staff pharmacist at Salem Community Hospital. He and wife, Cathy, live in Canfield, OH. Richard C. Hartwell is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens. He lives in Parkland, FL. Ronald H. Haver is an assistant manager at Rite Aid. He lives in Newcomerstown, OH. Martha M. Kay is a Pharmacist at Riverview Hospital. She lives in Noblesville, IN. Bonnie E. Kirschenbaum is a heathcare consultant. She lives in Breckenbridge, CO. Kathryn A. Lavengood is an associate information consultant at Eli Lilly and Company. She lives in Bargersville, IN. Glen M. Melick is a knowledge manager at Medco Health Solutions. He lives in Pataskala, OH. Ramona R. Moenter continues as a pharmacy manager for Coram Specialty Infusion Services in Sacramento, CA. Daughter, Sarah, graduated from Ohio State in June 2010, in international relations and German minor. Moenter “had a fabulous time at the Rose Bowl!” She and husband, Barry, live in

Sacramento, CA. Richard C. Morris and Heidi Morris Rick recently retired from Eli Lilly and Company after 29 years of service. He is currently self-employed as a consultant. Heidi maintains a parttime schedule as a relief pharmacist for First Choice Pharmacists in Central Indiana. Daughter, Curtlin, graduated from Dennison University in 2007 with a BA in math and economics, and is currently employed at Citi. They live in Zionsville, IN. Michael A. Nameth is the executive vice president at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy. He lives in Sewickley, PA. James E. Paoletti is the director of education at ZRT Laboratory in Beaverton, OR. He lives in Portland, OR. Terry L. Pritchard is a pharmacy manager at Sam’s Club. He lives in Canton, OH. Russell M. Reich is a purchasing pharmacist at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He lives in Reynoldsburg, OH. James D. Riggs recently celebrated 25 years of pharmacy ownership. He lives in New Haven, WV. Sara N. St. Angelo is a clinical facilitator at St. Vincent Heart Center, and a member of the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy. She lives in Indianapolis, IN. 1977 Barbara Ague is a pharmacy operations manager at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She lives in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Janet Medwid Barr is a part-time pharmacist at Kroger. She lives in Dublin, OH. Richard J. Bookman is the pharmacist-in-charge at CVS. He lives in Rocky River, OH. Mark P. Keckler is a staff pharmacist at Aultman Hospital. He lives in North Canton, OH. Karen D. Kern is a pharmacist at Chesapeake Tricare Prime Clinic, a Satellite Pharmacy at the Naval Medial Center in Portsmouth. She and husband, Richard Overbaugh, live in Chesapeake, VA. Fred S. Lefton is the assistant director of pharmacy at Kaiser Permanente. He lives in Hudson, OH. William L. Maholm is a consultant at Meijer. He lives in Largo, FL. Jay A. Nesbit is a pharmacy manager at Genoa Healthcare. He lives in Cleveland, OH. Sharon L. Schnell is a staff pharmacist at JTDM Hospital. She lives in New Bremen, OH. 1978 Russel R. Allinson, CEO, is one of the founding members of Therigy. Founded in 2006, it is the healthcare industry’s leading source of specialty pharmaceutical consulting web products and data analytics. He is also

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Alumni Updates a member of the Editorial Board of Pharmacy Times since 2009. In March 2009, Theragy welcomed its first pharmacy intern from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and Russel received the Jack L. Beal Award from The Ohio State University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of pharmacy. He and wife, Amy, live in Longwood, FL. Kathleen Ray-Ballman is a staff pharmacist at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She and husband, Alan, live in Annapolis, MD. John F. Brauner is a pharmacist at Anderson Drug Store. He lives in Chillicothe, OH. Dale A. Damioli is the owner of Mvi Homecare, Inc. He lives in Hubbard, OH. Guy A. DiPasqua is a group pharmacy leader at Target Corporation. He is the president of the OSU Alumni Club of Orange County – Inland Empine. Says DiPasqua, “My personal and professional life are going well! Married 33 years to Debra, and Jessica, 23, is doing great. Was great to see the Buckeyes in Southern Cal for the Rose Bowl.” They live in Brea, CA. Raymond Fankell, Jr. is the owner and pharmacist of Midi-Mart Pharmacy. He lives in Wheelersburg, OH. Rebecca S. Guth is on disability retirement. Says Guth, “ We returned to Columbus in April for a special event - our oldest son, Kevin, was married on April 4, 2010 in the Ohio Stadium at the flagpole.” She and husband, Eric, live in Bradenton, FL. Mary Kay F. Hoffman is a staff pharmacist at Hilton Head Hospital. She and husband, Terry, live in Hilton Head Island, SC. Marcia Singer Kagay is a pharmacist at Center Pharmacy in St. Petersburg, FL. She and husband, John, live in Dunedin, FL. Maryann Z. Kennedy became the MSL director of Cardiovascular Metabolism Medical Science Liaison Team within Medical Affairs for Genentech, after the Roche and Genentech merger. She celebrated 32 years with Roche and 30 years of marriage to husband, Larry, in June 2010. The Kennedy’s live in Solon, OH. Elizabeth E. McPherson is a clinical generalist at The Ohio State University. She and husband, John, live in Reynoldsburg, OH. Jay M. Mirtallo recently took a position at the Ohio State College of Pharmacy in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration as director, MS in Health-Systems Program. This is a 50% position. Still continue a 50% appointment at OSU Medical Center as a specialty practice pharmacist, nutrition support/surgery.” He lives in Delaware, OH.

Stephen E. Nester is a staff pharmacist at Bioscript Pharmacy. He lives in Royal Palm Beach, FL. Kenneth M. Overholt Jr. sold his pharmacy and retired as of January 2010. He lives in Warren, OH. Judith C. Peckens is a pharmacist manager at Kroger in St. Clairsville, OH. She and husband, Doug, live in Yorkville, OH. Bernard J. Renard is a pharmacy district manager at Rite Aid Pharmacy the company he was working for was purchased by Rite Aid. His two sons are married - one is an architect and the other a teacher. Daughter is a 3rd year OSU Med Student and getting married in August. They have 1 grandchild that is in Virginia with her parents. Says Renard, “Overall life is good. Go Bucks and tailgating.” He and wife, Kim, live in Findlay, OH. Judy B. Schultz is a pharmacy manager/compounding pharmacist at Atlas Drugs. She lives in Mason, MI. James R. Stevenson employed at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, Ohio as a staff pharmacist. “We have been on the road a lot this year with two sons away at school; Jeff graduated from Purdue in May with an MBA, and Kevin is in his second year at OSU in biology. David attends Kent State Trumbull and Scott is a sophomore at Lakeview High School.” He and wife, Patty, live in Cortland, OH. Catherine O. Tibbs works at Grant Medical Center. She lives in Pickerington, OH. Kenneth L. Warman is a pharmacist at Walgreens. His new email address is KennethWarman@att.net. He lives in Westerville, OH. Mark S. Wenzel is a dentist at Mark S. Wenzel DDS, LLC in Dayton, OH. He lives in Vandalia, OH. 1979 Joel A. Baringer is a staff pharmacist at Kroger Pharmacy. He and wife, Diane, live in Portsmouth, OH. James D. Coyle is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy at The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy. He lives in Columbus, OH. Randall S. Crawford is owner/ manager of Wooster Prescription Center. He lives in Wooster, OH. Beth H. Fordyce is the pharmacy director at Madison County Hospital. She lives in London, OH. Mark D. Gatton is a clinical pharmacist at Genesis Health Care System. He lives in Nashport, OH. Christine N. Hinko is professor of pharmacology & associate dean for student affairs at the University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy. She lives in Sylvania, OH. Gregory A. Laine is a clinical coordinator of Critical Care at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX. He lives in Sugar Land, TX.

Kim L. McBeth is a pharmacist at K-Mart Pharmacy. She lives in Massillon, OH. Paul A. Nuzzi, Jr. is a pharmacist/ owner of Brine Pharmacy, LLC. “I attended the 2010 Rose Bowl parade and game with my wife, Cathy, son, Matthew, daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Harris. Had a great time – it was a great Buckeye victory. Would highly recommend to any ardent Buckeye supporter!!” He lives in Girard, OH. Dr. Karl S. Pappa was selected one of the best doctors in America, as noted in the 2009 Columbus Monthly Magazine. He is the glaucoma specialist with Arena Eye Surgeons, and was the first doctor in the State of Ohio to perform a new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery called Trabectome, along with cataract surgery. He lives in Columbus, OH. Ellis H. Parish is a staff pharmacist at Mercy Medical Center. He lives in Canton, OH. Douglas F. Smith is president of DFS Consulting, LLC. He lives in Tucson, AZ.

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1980 Richard L. Arends is a clinical pharmacy specialist, Neonatal ICU at Miami Valley Hospital. He lives in Springfield, OH. Robert S. Balcerzak is a senior clinical oncology specialist at Genentech, Inc. He lives in Red Bank, NJ. Charles D. Benzo is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Millersburg, OH. He lives in Canton, OH. Sheryl J. Hays is retired and living in Ann Arbor, MI. Richard P. Jones II is vice president at Medco Heath. He and wife, Lisa, live in Carmel, IN. Mary Beth Kanatas-Seeger is a staff pharmacist at Medco. She lives in Columbus, OH. Gerald M. Kaup is a pharmacist at Kaup Pharmacy. He lives in Fort Recovery, OH. Gail D. Krug is the manager of impatient pharmacy at UAHCS Bay Pines. She lives in Saint Petersburg, FL. Kim M. Laughlin is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Bellefontaine, OH. He lives in Powell, OH. Alice C. Leone is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. She lives in North Royalton, OH. Nancy V. Lytle is a pharmacist-incharge at CVS. She lives in Westerville, OH. Eric B. Miller is a staff pharmacist at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria, OH. He lives in Lorain, OH. Richard H. Parrish II is the director of clinical pharmacy services at The

Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He shares this information. “We expanded the residency program and organized PGY2 Specialty in Health-System Pharmacy Administration. Two additional PGY2 Clinical Specialties in Critical Care/Emergency Department and Infectious Diseases are planned for FY 2012. Please nominate qualified applicants for our program.” He and wife, Dr. Ibolja Cernak, live in Columbia, MD. Sue N. Shaunessy is a staff pharmacist at Walgreen’s Pharmacy. “After Katrina 2005, I joined Walgreen’s Pharmacy team in Gulfport, MS. The pharmacy manager had interned for me - ten years earlier. I am considering retirement – maybe partial at the end of this year and I am planning to dust off my golf clubs, visit my girls and two grandsons and just enjoy life!” She lives in Gulfport, MS. Kevin J. Snyder is the pharmacist and owner of Morgan Drug. He lives in Lisbon, OH. Thomas J. Thompson is the vice president of pharmacy at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA. He lives in Edinboro, PA. Jeffrey R. Wiseman is a staff pharmacist at Medco. He lives in Pickerington, OH. 1981 Lynn Beach Berridge is a staff pharmacist at Medco Health Solutions. She lives in Hilliard, OH. Valerie B. Bookwalter is a clinical consultant pharmacist at Omnicare. She lives in Fremont, IN. Barbara C. Dowd is a clinical project manager at First Health Services Corporation. Her oldest son, Chris, is serving in the United States Army, and younger son, Greg, is a freshman at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She lives in Richmond, VA. Timothy P. Fouts is a staff pharmacist at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. He lives in Toledo, OH. Dr. Teresa A. Howard is a radiologist at Menton Plant Merse Hospital. She lives in Largo, FL. Karen E. Miley is a staff pharmacist at CVS in Reynoldsburg, OH. She lives in Columbus, OH. Gail S. Morrison is a staff pharmacist at CVS. She lives in Batavia, OH. Larry C. Schieber is a pharmacist and owner of Schieber Family Pharmacy. He lives in Circleville, OH. Marc D. Wolf is the CEO of Care Services, Inc. He lives in Moreland Hills, OH. 1982 Jeffrey P. Bonner moved to St. Thomas, VI in July 2009 where he became Director of Pharmacy at Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. Susan D. Bredon is a clinical staff pharmacist at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Alumni Updates “We continue to enjoy life here in the south and have met many fellow Buckeye fans in Myrtle Beach. We greatly enjoyed ushering in the New Year watching a Buckeye Rose Bowl victory!” She and husband, Dirk, live in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Angel L. Gilliland is a pharmacistin-charge at CVS Pharmacy in Powell, OH. She lives in Dublin, OH. Mark A. Hadley is a pharmacist at Medco Health Solutions. He lives in Westerville, OH. W. David Hipp is a pharmacy manager at the Cleveland Clinic. His wife, Tamara is an informatics pharmacist at Akron General Medical Center. Their daughter Rachel graduated with a BSPS In June, and will begin the PharmD program in September 2010.” They live in Seven Hills, OH. Karen K. Hostler is a pharmacist at Medco Health Solutions. She lives in Westerville, OH. Jeffrey D. Klopp is the assistant director of pharmacy at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He lives in Avon Lake, OH. Kimberly L. McDevitt is a staff pharmacist at Worthington Industries Medical Center. Her new email address is bkmcdevitt@gmail.com. She lives in Columbus, OH. Mary Denz Monter is a pharmacist at Walgreens #3300 in Marlborough, MA. Her daughter, Katherine, graduated in June 2010 with a degree in business and a minor in design. They now have 4 Ohio State Alums in the family! She lives in North Chelmsford, MA. Rebecca A. Pint is a staff pharmacist at CVS. She lives in Akron, OH. Gwenda G. Smith is a pharmacy manager at Harp’s Food, Inc. At Harp’s Annual Manager’s Meeting she was named ‘Manager of the Year’ for the Northern District. She and husband, Brian, live in Rogers, AR. Mark A. Wernery is the executive customer team manager at Merck & Co. “Merck & Schering-Plough completed their merger in Nov. 2009. I was fortunate enough to be retained in the new organization after 25½ years with Schering-Plough. I now begin my new position” He and wife, Debi, live in Loveland, OH. David A. White is the drug information / restricted drug pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He lives in Chesterland, OH. 1983 Lisa A. Coats is a staff pharmacist at Covidien Mallinckrodt. She lives in Canal Winchester, OH. David K. Jones is the pharmacist/ owner of Lewis Drug Store. He lives in Jackson, OH. Frank J. Krivanek is a clinical pharmacist at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He lives in Dublin,

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OH. Jack Lemanowicz is the director of pharmacy at Children’s Mercy Hospitals in Kansas City, MO. He lives in Lees Summit, MO. David E. McKenney is a clinical pharmacist at Mt. Carmel West Hospital. He lives in Blacklick, OH. Lori C. Rogers is a staff pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. She lives in Valley City, OH. Toni M. Schmitt is a staff pharmacist at Aultman Infusion Services. She lives in Canton, OH. Deborah Z. Thomas is a pharmacist at Hytech Pharmacy. “Son, Andrew, graduated from OSU in 2008, and has accepted a position with Homeland Security as a customs and border patrol officer. Daughter, Ashley, will graduate with a BS in chemistry from Denison University (Granville, OH), and has been accepted to OSU College of Pharmacy PharmD, Class of 2014! So proud of both of them!” She and husband, Jack, live in Mentor, OH. 1984 Dr. Monica E. Berninghaus is a staff dentist for the US Navy. She lives in Silverdale, WA. Barbara S. Carlson is a pharmacy manager at Giant Eagle. She lives in Cortland, OH. Kathy Crea is a patient safety officer at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. She lives in Powell, OH. Richard D. Dembski is a staff pharmacist at Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, OH. He lives in Grove City, OH. Thomas J. Fortunato, Jr. reports “Donna is a staff pharmacist at Medco Columbus and Tom is Medco’s Senior Manager of Health Care Operations.” They live in Powell, OH. Karen S. Kaskewsky is a pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy in Norwalk, OH. She lives in Sandusky, OH. Terry L. Laurila is a pharmacy manager at Nationwide Children’s Homecare. She lives in Columbus, OH. Joseph W. Snoke is a content manager at Lexi-Comp, Inc. He lives in Wadsworth, OH. 1985 Rick Arnoto is now the CNS medical science liaison for the State of Ohio for UCB (Pharmaceutical Company). He and wife, Kathy, live in Canfield, OH. Michele Balint Brammer is the director of trade and channel management at Genzyme Therapeutics. She lives in Sunbury, OH. Timothy A. Bailey and his wife, Kathy, are proud to announce the adoption of a beautiful baby boy, Sean, this past July. They live in Saint Petersburg, FL. Andrea L. Darby is the director of

application support at Ohio Health. She lives in Columbus, OH. Linda Dowling is a staff pharmacist at The Heart Hospital Baylor in Plano, TX. She lives in McKinney, TX. Mary Ann R. Dzurec is a clinical pharmacy specialist and assistant professor of pharmacy practice, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio at Norheastern Ohio University College of Pharmacy. She lives in Avon Lake, OH. Paul S. Hoffmann is a pharmacy manager at Cascade Cancer Center. He lives in Kirkland, WA. Julie A. Johnson, professor and chair at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, received the 2009 Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She lives in Melrose, FL. Deanna L. Kroetz is professor of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences at the University of California San Francisco. She lives in Burlingame, CA. Tracy R. Penrose, a consultant pharmacist at Absolute Pharmacy, received her certification in geriatric pharmacy (CGP) in 2009 and is living in Wadsworth, OH. Penrose married Thomas Penrose in 2006. “Life is good!” Dr. Michael L. Sobel is a selfemployed nephrologist. He lives in Westerville, OH. Amy W. Valley, B.S. 1985, is married to fellow OSU Alumnus Clifton Todd Valley and lives with her family in Gahanna, OH. She is currently director of clinical services with Pharmacy Systems, Inc. based in Dublin, OH. 1986 Kathleen B. Arnold is a staff psharmacist at Medco. She lives in Gahanna, OH. Diane T. Darling works at AstraZeneca. She lives in London, OH. Keith R. Kleman “married a beautiful nurse named Misty on January 6, 2010. We will be residing in Celina, OH, as soon as we find a house to fit our 6 kids, 3 dogs and 2 cats. I can still be reached at 937-638-8737.” Jodie N. Mayton is a clinical specialist at UNC Hospitals. She lives in Durham, NC. 1987 Cindy L. Cash is a pharmacy coordinator at Kroger. She lives in Saint Clairsville, OH. Antoinette N. Dobbins is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens. “After 22 years in Dayton, I am now back in the Columbus area working for Walgreens.” She lives in New Albany, OH. Victoria V. Gompers is the pharmacist and co-owner of Gompers Pharmacy. She lives in Wheeling, WV. David A. Helms is a pharmacy

manager at Rite Aid. He lives in Tiltonsville, OH. Kristine A. Kingsbury is the owner of Medicap Pharmacy in Massillon, OH. She lives in Canton, OH. Jacqueline A. Marowitz is a pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. She lives in New Albany, OH. Michael E. Moehrman is a staff pharmacist at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He lives in Hilliard, OH. Ronald F. Tkach is the pharmacy manager at Rite Aid in Wheeling WV. He lives in Washington, PA. Michael D. Warmuth is the pharmacist-in-charge at Penobscot Community Health Care. He lives in Brewer, ME. 1988 Salah El-Din Moustafa Blaih is an associate professor of chemistry at Kent State University. He and wife, Joan, live in Warren, OH. John E. Fedyna is the director of pharmacy at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. He lives in Fountain Hills, AZ. Peter J. Hart is the pharmacist-incharge at CVS. He lives in Cincinnati, OH. Catherine M. Lopienski’s company, Total Wellness Concepts, LLC (TWC), is opening TWC Pharmacy and Wellness Center in Columbus, OH. The pharmacy is located in the Unity Health Center on Agler Road. The grand opening will be held in September 2010. She lives in Lewis Center, OH. Carol H. Meyer is a pharmacy supervisor at CVS. She lives in Hudson, OH. 1989 Kelly H. Eippert is a pharmacist at Wal-Mart. She lives in Painesville, OH. Karen Gabriel is a pharmacist at Rite Aid. She lives in Charlotte, NC. Barbara B. Ingram is a staff pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. She lives in Morristown, TN. Karol A. Kirk is a consultant charmacist at Omnicare of Wadsworth. She lives in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Janet L. Lallathin is a staff pharmacist at Barnesville Hospital. She lives in Barnesville, OH. Mark P. Mershon is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens. He lives in Cincinnati, OH. Gail E. Nelson is a staff pharmacist at Nationwide Children’s Homecare. She lives in Columbus, OH. Mary K. Stamatakis is associate dean at West Virginia University. She lives in Morgantown, WV.

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1990’s

1990 Dwight A. Dobbins is the president and owner of Harding Road Pharmacy. He lives in Springfield, OH. Barry J. Helms is a pharmacy manager at K-Mart. He lives in Tiltonsville, OH. Scott E. Hoyda is a staff pharmacist at Medcentral Health Systems. He lives in Shelby, OH. Lieutenant Colonel Brian E. Maves, USA is a medical outcomes specialist at Pfizer Pharmaceutical. He is in his 3rd and final year in the University of Florida PharmD Program. He lives in Broken Arrow, OK. Tenna L. Rhonemus is a staff pharmacist at Blanchard Valley Hospital- Center for Medication Management. She and husband, Michael, live in Bluffton, OH. Karen Pallone Stevens works for Proctor & Gamble. She lives in Loveland, OH. 1991 Dr. Julie C. Beard is a physician at Galion Community Hospital. She lives in Ontario, OH. Kirk F. Betteridge is the director of pharmacy at Crosby’s Drugs. He lives in Hilliard, OH. Todd R . Jaros is a staff pharmacist at Discount Drug Mart. He lives in Westlake, OH. John G. Johnson is a clinical consultant at Procare Hospice Care. He lives in Southampton, PA. Julie K. Leary is a staff pharmacist at Wegman’s Food Markets, voted the #1 best grocery store Pharmacy in the country. She lives in Fairport, NY. Yangmee Shin is a pharmacologist for the US FDA. She lives in Vienna, VA. Lisa M. Wheelbarger is a staff pharmacist at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. She lives in Plain City, OH. 1992 Henry T. Armbruster is a quality assurance pharmacist at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. He lives in Parma, OH. Mustapha A. Beleh is a lecturer at the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI. Maria C. Fowler is the owner of Hoffman’s Pharmacy. She lives in Conneaut, OH. Angela M. Harding is a critical care clinical pharmacist at Riverside. She lives in Powell, OH. Brad J. Karns is a special agent for the FBI Department of Justice. He and wife, Patricia, live in Hinckley, OH. Cynthia Moore is a clinical pharmacy manager at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in West Chester, OH. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. Yow-Ming C. Wang is a director at amgen. She lives in Oak Park, CA. Sandra D. Witherspoon is the director of pharmacy at Mount Carmel

St. Ann’s. She lives in Baltimore, OH. 1993 Stephanie M. Boyd is a staff pharmacist at Kroger. She lives in Buford, GA. Aeron P. Burns is a senior account manager at Eli Lilly & Co. He and wife, Jennifer, live in North Canton, OH. Kristine E. Frank is senior scientist III at Abbott. She lives in Worcester, MA. Barbara Jacobson Geier is a staff pharmacist, and celebrated 10 years at Atrium Medical Center in Middleton, OH. She lives in Dayton, OH. Tamara L. Grueser is the pharmacistin-charge at Fruth Pharmacy. She lives in Pomeroy, OH. Connie T. Jung is a senior policy advisor for Pharmacy Affairs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She lives in Siler Springs, MD. Gregory D. Kuck is chief of pharmacy services at the VA Ambulatory Care Center. He lives in Columbus, OH. Julie A. McGlone is a pharmacy manager at HomeReach. She lives in Columbus, OH. Pavlos P. Pavlidis, Jr. is vice president/ general manager of Medco HealthColumbus West LLC. He and wife, Meltem, live in Columbus, OH. Raymond Reser is a pharmacist at Kroger. He lives in Marysville, OH. Milton E. Winovich is a pharmacist at Southgate Pharmacy. He lives in Marysville, OH. 1994 Andy Black is a specialty practice pharmacist at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He lives in Pickerington, OH. Bernard A. Bury is a pharmacist at Medco. He lives in New Albany, OH. Beth L. Butcher is a staff pharmacist at Schwieterman’s Pharmacy. She lives is Wapakoneta, OH. Pennie S. Parks is a staff pharmacist at WalMart. She lives in Youngstown, OH. Holly P. Petro is a staff pharmacist at Fruth Pharmacy in Point Pleasant, WV. She lives in Gallipolis, OH. 1995 Lori Arenstein Courtney is a floater staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart. She welcomed new addition – 3rd child, Ella Mahina Courtney, born May 7, 2009, 7 lb, 9 oz. The family lives in Mililani, HI. Lonnie J. Craft and wife, Robin Timmons Craft are co-owners and mangers of Plain City Druggist. They live in Plain City, OH. Jennifer L. Pauley is a clinical pharmacy specialist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She lives in Eads, IN. 1996 Jennifer McClure Aden is the senior manager of healthcare operations at Medco Health. She lives

in Marysville, OH. Genie W. Dixon is a pharmacy services coordinator at Kroger. She lives in Pickerington, OH. Jane M. Henderson is a chief pharmacist at Discount Drug Mart. She lives in Northfield, OH. Teresa K. Wilcox is the EGS practice center lead at United BioSource Corporation. She lives in Castle Rock, CO. 1997 Dana McCulley Cook is a staff pharmacist at Giant Eagle Pharmacy. She lives in Dublin, OH. Adarsh J. Gupta is a staff pharmacist at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. She lives in Fishers, IN. Aaron C. Link is the vice president of pharmacy operations, Exact Care Pharmacy at Lutheran Family Pharmacy. He lives in Chardon, OH. Brittney M. Meyer-Conway is a pharmacy manager at Kroger. She was married in October 2009. Congratulations! She and husband, Adam, live in Reynoldsburg, OH. Anil Ralhan is a pharmacy team leader at Meijer Pharmacy #001. He lives in Springboro, OH. Barbara J. Stokes is a staff pharmacist at Bioscript. She lives in Dublin, OH. Kimberly Johnson White is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens. She serves as the secretary of business of Profession Women of Jackson County, co-captain of Walgreens Friends of Jackson Relay for Life Team, and board member of Jackson County Heart Support Group. She has two sons, Tak, age 9 and Owen, age 6. They live in Jackson, OH. 1998 Jaime Capestany works at Mount Carmel Health System. He lives in Columbus, OH. Angela Elvers works at Target pharmacy. She lives in Upper Arlington, OH. Amy M. Goettemoeller is a pharmacist at Kaup Pharmacy. She lives in Maria Stein, OH. Andrew J. Irons is a pharmacy supervisor at Longenecker Pharmacy. His son, Jack turns 1 year old on February 18th and daughter, Emma 3 years old. Jack’s Godparents are Yvette Smith Ertle (BS 1998, PharmD 2000) and Brian Lehman (BS 1998) He and wife, Jennifer, live in Leola, PA. Lori A. Logan is a consultant pharmacist at Rx Institutional Services. She lives in Niles, OH. Andrea L. Marcket is a staff pharmacist at The Hospice Pharmacy Group in Grapevine, TX. She lives in Flower Mound, TX. Valerie D. Palumbo is a staff pharmacist at Giant Eagle Pharmacy #4018 in Boardman, OH. She and husband, Paul, lives in Youngstown, OH.

Dr. Vernon D. Reynolds is the physician and pharmacist at Dr. Vernon D. Reynolds, LLC. He lives in Columbus, OH. Paul M. Thomas is a staff pharmacist at Providence Alaska Medical Center. He and wife, Emily, live in Anchorage, AK. Heather G. Turner and husband, Ross P. Turner’s third son, Karson Daniel Turner, was born on February 17, 2010. Keegan, the eldest, just turned 5 in January, and his younger brother, Kaden, celebrated his first birthday in January as well. The family lives in Canal Winchester, OH. 1999 Stefani Vinski Hadley is a pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She and husband, Sean, live in Aurora, OH. Lieutenant Commander Brian L. Ihlenfeld is head of the Pharmacy Department for the US Navy Office of Attending Physicians at the U.S. Capitol. He lives in Alexandria, VA. Jeffrey B. Polzin is a pharmacy manager at Discount Drug Mart. He lives in Centerburg, OH. Amy DeCamp Rase is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart Pharmacy. She and husband, Daniel, live in Wheelersburg, OH. Jennifer L. Seifert is a pharmacist at Pharmaceutical Horizons in Worthington, OH. She lives in Lewis Center, OH. Tricia D. Smith-Villers is a staff pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. She lives in Marietta, OH.

2000’s

2000 Nicole T. Bartlett is a pharmacist at Walgreens. She lives in Baden, PA. Melanie A. Brooks is a pharmacist at Brooke Army Medical Center in Houston, TX. She lives in San Antonio, TX. Dawn R. Fitt is a pharmacy manager at Bassett’s Market Pharmacy. She lives in Port Clinton, OH. Melissa S. Gaul is the pharmacy manager at Meijer in Beavercreek, OH. She has an 8 year old son and lives in Springfield, OH.” Matthew C. Gerten shares that he and wife, Oksana, moved from Dayton, OH to Lima, OH in January. They left Omnicare and now work for Medco Health Solutions as medication therapy management pharmacists. Robert D. Mullins is a pharmacy district manager at Rite Aid Corp. He lives in Mount Sterling, OH. Casey K. Paskowitz is a staff pharmacist at Absolute Pharmacy. She lives in North Canton, OH. 2001 Douglas C. Christy is a pharmacist-in-charge at Rx

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Alumni Updates Institutional Services. He lives in Warren, OH. Timothy R. Hoffman is a customer service pharmacist at Medco Health Solutions. “I recently decided to change companies and am happy in my new position at Medco Health Solutions. I am keeping busy with life, both personal and professional. In mid-February, 2010, I obtained an MBA from the University of Phoenix. I intend to transition into more business related jobs while blending my pharmacy experience and knowledge into my professional experience.” He lives in Canal Winchester, OH. Ripal B. Patel is a pharmacy supervisor at CVS. He lives in Dublin, OH. Cheryl White Schwieterman is a managed care pharmacist at Medco Health Solutions. She lives in Grove City, OH. 2002 Larry Barrett is a pharmacist at Fruth Pharmacy. He lives in Logan, OH. Courtney K. Rings shares this information. “Ava Marie Rings, born April 29, 2009.” She lives in Lancaster, OH. 2003 Dr. James V. Heckman is a staff pharmacist at Medco. He lives in Columbus, OH. Monica Huddleston is a staff pharmacist at Clarian North Medical Center. “Only major change, had a baby girl! Andie Katherine Huddleton, born November 7, 2009.” She and husband, John, live in Westfield, IN. Karlyn Dunkle Neff is a pharmacist at Schieber Family Pharmacy. She lives in Circleville, OH. Christopher K. Snyder is a pharmacist at Mercy St. Charles. He lives in Toledo, OH. Jennifer M. Tyo is a clinical generalist pharmacist (chemo) at The Ohio State University Medical Center/James Cancer Hospital and Kroger Rx. She lives in Grove City, OH. 2004 Stephanie Bieloski is the account manager of business development at Catalent Pharma Solutions. She lives in Schwenksville, PA. Noelle Marois Border is a produce and fragrance developer at Limited Brands in Reynoldsburg, OH. She lives in Powell, OH. Carrie Fish is a staff pharmacist. “Things are going well in the Fish household. On July 2, Chris and I celebrated the birth of our third child – a girl – Bryn Rebekah. She joins her big sister Allison and big brother Luke. I had been working part-time at MedCenter Pharmacy at The Smith Clinic in Marion, OH. While I was on maternity leave, Walgreens bought our small independent, so now I work for Walgreens – still part-

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time – and currently still at the same location in Marion.” The family lives in Columbus, OH. Tracy G. Linebarger is a staff pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. She lives in Columbus, OH. Jackie D. McClary is a clinical specialist pharmacist – NICU at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She lives in Fairlawn, OH. 2005 Sarang Sadashiv Aranke is a group pharmacy manager at Target. He lives in Irvine, CA. Edward DiMichele is a staff pharmacist at CVS. He lives in Columbus, OH. Laura V. Duvall is a specialty practice pharmacist, critical care at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She lives in Grove City, OH. Bahati A. Fernandez is a staff pharmacist at Walmart. She lives in Oak Park, IL. Nikki M. Foster is a clinical coordinator at Sentara Bayside Hospital. She lives in Virginia Beach, VA. Ian B. Hollis is a clinical pharmacist at the University of North Carolina. He lives in Raleigh, NC. Cheryl Jenkins is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Xenia, OH. She lives in Wilmington, OH. Michele T. Johnson is a pharmacotherapy specialist at Aetna. She lives in Lewis Center, OH. Kelley A. Krug is a pharmacist at Meijer. She lives in Columbus, OH. Maria P. Limperos is a clinical pharmacist II at University Optioncare – Walgreens. She lives in Dublin, OH. Joshua T. Russell is a pharmacy supervisor at CVS. He lives in Proctorville, OH. Meghan M. Sullivan is a pharmacist at St. Elizabeth Health Center. She lives in Youngstown, OH. 2006 Jarrod W. Grossman is a pharmacist at Southgate Pharmacy. He and wife, Melissa, live in Columbus, OH. Eman H. Hammad is a staff pharmacist at Wal-Mart. She lives in Dublin, OH. Nicole L. Hansen is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens. She lives in Hilliard, OH. Jeremy R. Peters is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens. He lives in Columbus, OH. Cara M. Umberger is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens. She shares that this year she gave birth to their first baby, Brienna, and has cut back on her hours at work to take care of her. She and husband, RJ, live in Delaware, OH. 2007 Lyndi N. Archer is a pharmacy manager at Walgreens. She lives in Coldwater, MI.

Nicole E. Deluco is a staff pharmacist at Giant Eagle. She lives in Columbiana, OH. Joshua G. Foster is a pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. He lives in Akron, OH. Linda K. Hoch is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens Pharmacy in Columbus, OH. She lives in Powell, OH. Timothy R. L’Hommedieu is a pharmacy manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. He and wife, Dr. Tia D. L’Hommedieu, live in Tampa, FL. Melissa A. Mayhugh is a pharmacist at Medco Health Solutions. She lives in Columbus, OH. Colleen K. McKibben is a quality assurance supervisor at Medco Health Solutions. She lives in Columbus, OH. Brenda L. Pahl is a pharmacy manager at MedCentral Health System. She lives in Mansfield, OH. Scott E Perry is a clinical pharmacy specialist – ED at Fort Hamilton Hospital. He lives in Cincinnati, OH. Jeff W. Steckman is a pharmacy manager at The Kroger Co. He lives in Westerville, OH. Laura A. Stonerock and husband, Aaron, celebrated the birth of their son, Nathan Robert Stonerock, born July 17, 2009. They live in Columbus, OH. Karen Wetz is a pharmacist at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She lives in Delaware, OH. 2008 James Boakye-Dankwah, Jr is a staff pharmacist at Kroger. He lives in Worthington, OH. Megan M. Bond is a pharmacy resident in Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She lives in Columbus, OH. Laura L. Clark is a retail pharmacist at Kroger. She lives in Granville, OH. Carol A. Collins is a pharmacist at Atrium Medical Center. She lives in Dayton, OH. Larissa M. Himmeger is a clinical pharmacist at Lima Memorial Health Systems in Lima, OH. She lives in Jackson Center, OH. Elizabeth VanSant Hoffman is an associate consultant in U.S. Regulatory Affairs at Eli Lilly & Company. She lives in Carmel, IN. Julia E. Kostelnick is a pharmacist at Central Ohio Compounding Pharmacy and Giant Eagle. She lives in Columbus, OH. Lori B. Kuli is a staff pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. She lives in Dayton, OH. Antonino Mazzamuto is a pharmacist at Walgreens. He lives in Kennett Square, PA. Marjorie A. Miller is an executive pharmacist at Target and The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy. She lives in Columbus, OH. Alison L. Moser is the pharmacist-in-

charge at CVS Pharmacy. She lives in Strongsville, OH. Carlene N. Oliverio is a clinical specialist in Internal Medicine at South Point Hospital. She lives in Mentor, OH. Timothy J. Parnell is a pharmacy manager at Sam’s Club in South Point, OH. He lives in Ironton, OH. Lauren Radvansky is a PGY1 pharmacy resident at The Jewish Hospital. She lives in Cincinnati. OH. Melissa A. Reger is a PGY2 critical care resident at Clarian Health at Purdue University. She lives in Indianapolis, IN. Jessica S. Richards is a clinical pharmacist at HospiScript Services, LLC. She lives in Columbus, OH. Stephen C. Searl is a pharmacist at Walgreens in Pickerington, OH. Kristen L. Sobczak completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in community care through The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and the Kroger Patient Care Center in June, 2009. She then took a position with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in August, 2009, as a clinical assistant professor. She is engaged to be married in September, 2010. 2009 Bryan A. Belesky is a pharmacist at Appalachian Regional Hospital, and Mountain State University. He lives in Beckley, WV. Victoria T. Brown was accepted to stay at The John’s Hopkins Hospital for a PGY-2 Oncology Speciality Residency. She and husband, Andrew, live in Baltimore, MD. Erin Macklin Davis is a pharmacy practice resident at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. She lives in Canal Winchester, OH. Michaelia D. Dunn is a pharmacy resident at Grant Medical Center. She lives in Columbus, OH. Lisa A. McDonald is a pharmacist at Kroger. She lives in Columbus, OH. Roselean R. McDowell is a staff pharmacist at CVS. She lives in Wadsworth, OH. Michelle R. Musser is a pharmacy practice resident at Blanchard Valley Medical Associates in Findlay, OH. She lives in Kenton, OH. Amanda E. Orrill is a pharmacist at Discount Drug Mart. She lives in Columbus, OH. Sarah A. Pehlke is a clinical pharmacist at Parkview Hospital. She lives in Fort Wayne, IN. Rikki Lee Rychel is a pharmacy resident at Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center. She lives in Columbus, OH. Marla M. Samide is a staff pharmacist at Giant Eagle. She lives in Columbus, OH. Amy Sapola is a pharmacist (outpatient) at the Mayo Clinic in

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In Memoriam … 1950’s

Thomas J. Shea ( BS 1953)passed away February 24, 2010. He was a pharmacist at Omnicare, Inc. in Wadsworth, OH. The family resides in Ashland, OH. Robert Feldman (BS 1955) passed away February 25, 2010. Formerly of Columbus, OH, the family resides in Vorhees, NJ. Jerry Wasserman (BS 1956), beloved husband of Diane; devoted father of Lee (Ayala), of Isreal, Lisa (Michael) Pastori of California, Craig (Mary Beth) and Aaron (Nicole), passed away July 16, 2009. The family resides in University Heights, OH.

1960’s

Edward J. Obriski, Jr. ( BS 1961) passed away January 10, 2010. Formerly of Columbus, OH, the family resides in Perth Amboy, NJ. Richard A. Gallimore ( BS 1963) passed away January 18, 2010. Formerly of Marion, OH, the family resides in Mobile, AL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of South Alabama, P.O. Box 9693, Mobile, AL 36691.

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Nathan Robert Stonerock born July 17, 2009 to Laura A. Stonerock (PharmD 2007) and Aaron Stonerock.

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College of Pharmacy 2010-11 Alumni Events

September 10-12, 2010 Reunion Weekend Columbus, OH September 10, 2010

Reunion Dinner - 7:00 PM University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center - Columbus, OH

September 11, 2010 Tailgate Party - Ohio State v. University of Miami (FL) - 10:00 AM Columbus, OH October 7, 2010

Alumni Governing Board Meeting Longaberger Alumni House - Columbus, OH

December 5-9, 2010

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

February 3, 2011

Alumni Governing Board Meeting Longaberger Alumni House - Columbus, OH

May 6, 2011 28th Alumni Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting & Scholarship reception Blackwell Inn & Conference Center Columbus, OH


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