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Pieper Receives UB Pharmacy Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award

Published on 20 March 2020

John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Each year, the award is presented to an outstanding University at Buffalo pharmacy alumnus who personifies the ideals of service, integrity and professionalism in the eyes of his pharmacy colleagues.

Pieper received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo in 1979. In August 2010, Pieper became the fourth president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Prior to his appointment at the College, Pieper served as professor and dean of the College of Pharmacy at University of New Mexico (UNM), with concurrent appointments as vice president for research and deputy executive vice president at UNM Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque. Pieper was also a senior fellow at Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at UNM and was adjunct professor, facultad de farmacia, at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Before his appointment at UNM, Pieper served as professor and chairman of the Division of Pharmacotherapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy and as associate dean for clinical programs and founding chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. He has also held faculty positions with the colleges of pharmacy at the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida.

Pieper is a past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, past honorary president of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, past speaker of the house of delegates of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and was recognized by the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists as the Outstanding Pharmacy Dean in the United States in 2006.

In 2015, Pieper served as chair of the board of Pharmacy Specialties. He was elected president of the Academic Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in 2017, representing pharmacy faculty members globally, and was awarded fellowship in FIP in 2019. He is also a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have a long and fulfilling career in pharmacy, and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences provided me with the education and foundation I needed to be successful,” Pieper said. “I’m incredibly honored to have been selected to receive this prestigious award.”

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