The dean of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy was recently presented with the “Friends of Pharmacy Award” for 2013 from the Hawaii Pharmacists Association.
John M. Pezzuto was honored with the annual award during the association’s general membership meeting, which the organization hosted in October.
“Dr. Pezzuto’s efforts to build a top-ranked, research-intensive pharmacy school from the ground up are unparalleled,” said Carolyn Ma, president of the group and an associate professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Hilo college. “Through his leadership, Hawaii has the first and only fully accredited college of pharmacy in the Pacific Rim, a growing number of first- and second-year residency opportunities, nationally and internationally recognized expertise and leadership in pharmaceutical research and delivery of rural health care.”