James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni awards are the highest honor bestowed upon graduates from the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Do you know an exemplary alumnus from the University Of Cincinnati Winkle College Of Pharmacy? If you do, we would like you to provide an opportunity to help us honor their achievement in pharmacy with a distinguished alumni award.

The Arthur C. Glasser Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus of the College of Pharmacy who has contributed time and expertise to the college and its degree programs in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences to enhance student learning, training or research.

The Robert J. DeSalvo Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus of the College of Pharmacy who has contributed to the profession of pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences at the national or international level.

The G.O.L.D (Graduate of The Last Decade) Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a graduate from the College of Pharmacy within the last ten years, who has made significant contributions to the college and/or the profession.

Past Distinguished Alumni Honorees

Read about the 2018 James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni below.

Daniel J. Hein ’87
Arthur C. Glasser Distinguished Alumni Award

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Daniel Hein’s consistent generosity and enthusiasm create an enhanced experience for the faculty and students of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Upon graduating with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from UC in 1987, Dan became a Pharmacy Manager with Walgreens, then worked as a District Pharmacy Supervisor from 1999-2015. He started his current role as a Walgreens Area Healthcare Supervisor in 2015. At UC, Dan serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors, assisting with the Continuing Education Committee, Curriculum Committee and Diversity Council. He continues to pay it forward by volunteering for admissions interviews and teaching as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Dan has helped facilitate Walgreens’ annual support of diversity scholarships and has personally supported the White Coat Sponsorship Program since its inception, the Dean Joseph F. Kowalewski Pharmacy Practice Instructional Fund, the Wuest Pharmacy Practice Fund, and the Dr. Robert E. Lee Endowment Fund.
Robert J. Cluxton Jr., PharmD '70, '72
The Robert J. DeSalvo Distinguished Alumni Award

cluxton headshotFor nearly 50 years, the pharmacy profession has benefitted from the dedication of Dr. Robert Cluxton. After earning his doctorate from the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in 1972, Bob started his career as a commissioned officer for the United Stated Public Health Service, then worked with the FDA and National Institutes of Health Clinical Center’s Department of Pharmacy. Since 1974, he has served as faculty for the college, moving through the ranks to Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Family Medicine before retiring in June 2018. His research on Health Outcomes, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias led to dozens of grants, publications and presentations contributing to the profession on national and international levels. Bob’s professional service has supported organizations such as the American Association of University Professors, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the State of Ohio’s Department of Human Services. Bob’s accolades include this year’s Alois Alzheimer Foundation Pursuit of Excellence Award and the Ohio Health Care Association Professional Achievement Award for Independent Practitioner of the Year in 2010.

Leah E. Fuller, PharmD ’09
Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Award

fuller headshotDr. Leah Fuller represents an extraordinary example of servant leadership in her roles of Patient Care Manager with the Kroger Company and Residency Preceptor with an emphasis on community pharmacy. Her passion for education is displayed through her faculty position with the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, participation in the American Pharmacists Association Diabetes Faculty Training Program, and as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Leah is active with the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Korelitz and Tour de Cure, earning the title of Top Fundraiser for several years. She was honored in 2016 with the Gary Wilcox Champion to Stop Diabetes Award and was recently recognized by the American Health Council with the Best in Medicine Award. She is also involved as a volunteer with Crossroads Church, participating in local and international service projects.


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