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Sebok Pharmacy Lecture to Welcome Executive Director of National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Dr. Carmen A. Catizone, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), will be the guest speaker for the second annual Sebok Pharmacy Lecture established by the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy. Catizone will deliver his lecture, “Quality of Care: Can Pharmacy Measure Up?,” in the ONU Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m.

NABP is an international organization that assists the state boards of pharmacy in protecting the public health and welfare, serves as an information and disciplinary clearinghouse for the interstate transfer of licensing among the state boards of pharmacy, and provides model regulations in order to assist the state boards of pharmacy with the development of uniform practice, educational and competency standards for the practice of pharmacy.

Catizone currently serves as the governor of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Board of Directors and chair of the PTCB Certification Council. He also is a past president of the National Pharmacy Manpower Project and the National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations and a past member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Board of Directors.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Catizone has received many awards and honors, including an honorary Doctor of Pharmacy, the Certificate of Appreciation from the District of Columbia, two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Special Citations and “American Druggist Magazine” Pharmacist of the Year.

The Sebok Pharmacy Lecture was established by alumni and friends to honor Dr. Albert A. Sebok, a 1953 graduate of the Raabe College of Pharmacy and one of its most distinguished alumni. A Cleveland native, Sebok joined Standard Drug as a store manager after graduation. In 1961, Revco acquired Standard, and Sebok began his rise in store operations, culminating in his appointment in 1971 as senior vice president for store operations of Revco DrugStores Inc. Under his leadership, Revco became the largest discount drug chain in America with more than 2,000 stores. He was an original member of ONU’s Pharmacy Advisory Board and the founder and instructor of the college’s contemporary pharmacy practice class. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Ohio Northern in 1988.