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College of Pharmacy announces the Toby Clark Resident Research Award

Mar 29, 2016

Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference, has announced the creation of the Toby Clark Resident Research Award, which will be awarded annually during the Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference to a resident demonstrating excellence in pharmacy practice research. The recipient will receive a plaque at the Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference and will have their name and year inscribed on an award to be displayed inside ONU’s College of Pharmacy.

Abstracts from all resident-research projects to be presented at the Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference will be reviewed prior to the conference by the conference planning committee. From these abstracts, the committee will select between six and 12 finalists. A subsection of the planning committee will then critique the finalists’ research presentations the day of the conference and select a winner to be announced at the conference’s closing session.

In creating this award, ONU’s College of Pharmacy recognizes alumnus Toby Clark’s contributions to the profession and his dedication to developing leaders in pharmacy.

Clark was born in Indiana and received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1967. He completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited general residency at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., and earned a Master of Science in clinical pharmacy from the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at Wayne State University.

Clark was dedicated to pharmacy leadership and the education of students and residents. He served as director of pharmacy at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and the Chicago Medical Center. He served as a faculty member of the University of Missouri, the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Additionally, he held multiple leadership positions in pharmacy organizations, including North American vice president and treasurer of the Section of Hospital Pharmacy of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP), past officer of the Southeastern Michigan Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Greater Kansas City, and lead residency accreditation surveyor for ASHP.

In 2003, Clark was awarded the Donald E. Francke Medal for his contributions to international pharmacy, and in 2013, he was awarded fellowship in FIP. In 2012, he was awarded the John W. Webb Lecture Award and named visiting professor at the Northeastern University School of Pharmacy. In 2007, he was recognized for distinguished service by the ASHP Section of Informatics, and in 2013 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the ASHP Section of Practice Managers.