UC Alumni Celebration: John C. Drach

Award Presentation + Gallery Visit
Friday, April 21 
10 – 10:45 a.m.

Fifth Third Arena - Fifth Third Vault (Just inside the East entrance) 
2700 O'Varsity Way 
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Please join us in a special, curated, pop-up gallery inside Fifth Third Arena for a private award presentation celebrating John Drach as he receives the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumni Award. The pop-up gallery will feature custom portraits of all 18 UC Alumni Celebration honorees for 2023, plus a replica of the new mural in Over-the-Rhine depicting the full group. Light refreshments will be provided.  

John C. Drach, PhD, Phar ’61, A&S ’63, ’66

Dr. Drach is professor emeritus at the University of Michigan, where he held faculty positions in the School of Dentistry and College of Pharmacy. After working as a research scientist at Parke, Davis & Company in Ann Arbor, in 1970 he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan where he taught pharmacology, aspects of virology, and related subjects. Most notably, he played a central role in discovering maribavir, the drug that successfully treats multiple infections caused by cytomegalovirus in immunocompromised individuals.

Outstanding Alumni Award

Since 2016 the UC Alumni Celebration recognition includes recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Awards with honorees representing each of UC’s 13 colleges, plus the unique training ground of UC Athletics. Outstanding Alumni Award honorees are selected by each unit and submitted to the UCAA for recognition.

Parking Information

Please see the linked parking map with suggested garages with their entrances marked. Also marked are suggested routes for ADA and rideshare drop-off, as well as accessible walking paths from that drop-off zone to the event space in Fifth Third Arena.

Headshot of Anna Gormley, Bus '17

Anna Gormley, Bus '17

Program Director, Alumni Engagement, College of Allied Health Sciences & James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy