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 2019 James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni below.

Kristina Reinstatler, PharmD ’09
Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Award

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Dr. Kristina Reinstatler is an innovative leader, inspiring colleagues, students and partners through her dedication, enthusiasm and generosity. In her role as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist of Psychiatric Services for UC Health in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), she participates in education efforts for her team and patients, recommends operational improvements, and develops crucial policies and procedures. Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy, she participates on numerous hospital committees and is the editor and quarterly contributor for Psychiatry Perspective, an inpatient psychiatry newsletter. Since 2012, Dr. Reinstatler has been an adjunct instructor for the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy and the UC College of Nursing, as well as a Pharmacy Practice Residents Preceptor in Psychiatry for UCMC. She is a role model for students in the delivery of excellent care to a complicated patient population, helping students develop confidence and expertise naturally. Dr. Reinstatler is a prolific researcher, serving as the faculty advisor, co-investigator or principal investigator in over 20 studies and has given over 40 presentations since 2008. She is an active volunteer with over a dozen professional pharmacy and non-profit organizations in Cincinnati.

James T. Dalton, PhD
Robert J. DeSalvo Distinguished Alumni Award

cluxton headshotJames T. Dalton, PhD, has built a successful career in higher education administration and pharmaceutical research, and is regarded as an astute researcher and beloved teacher. He currently serves as Dean and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1986 and Doctor of Philosophy in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry from Ohio State University in 1990. Dr. Dalton rose through faculty ranks in the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences before returning to Ohio State where he served as Professor and Chair in the Division of Pharmaceutics. He then became the Chief Scientific Officer at GTx, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn., where he oversaw the preclinical and clinical development of selective androgen receptor modulators. Dr. Dalton has actively engaged in teaching, research and service to the pharmacy profession throughout his education and career. A two-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, he mentored the dissertation research of over 20 Ph.D. students, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). He has co-authored over 300 original abstracts and peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and is an inventor on over 400 United States and international patent applications.

Melca Wallace, RPh ’82
Arthur C. Glasser Distinguished Alumni Award

fuller headshotMelca Wallace’s heart for service has benefited UC students for over 20 years. As the Pharmacy Director for the University of Cincinnati’s Student Health Services, she manages operations, communications, and distribution of resources to 20,000 students annually, including 25,000 prescriptions per year. After graduating from UC in 1982, Melca worked for Revco in Texas as a pharmacist and store manager for four years, then moved back to Ohio to work for a branch of Cleveland Clinic, at the time called Mayfield Hospital. Her family relocated back to Cincinnati, leading to her current role at UC which she began in 1997. Melca gives her time in abundance to the college, serving on the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Board of Advisors and Diversity Council, and regularly volunteers for admissions interviews and pharmacy student initiatives with community shelters. She is a member of Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Association and the Ohio Pharmacists Association.


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