NACDS' Steve Anderson honors Albert Sebok
On November 3, we lost Albert A. Sebok - whom many remember for his work at Standard Drug and then Revco.
The fact is that without Albert Sebok, and others like him, community pharmacy would not be part of the healthcare conversation to the significant extent that it is today.
We would not have articles like the ones in this month's Health Affairs if we did not have the Albert Seboks of the world.
In 2010, I had the opportunity to deliver the inaugural Sebok Pharmacy Lecture at The Raabe College of Pharmacy of Ohio Northern University
The establishment of the annual event was one of several honors bestowed on Albert Sebok
This is some of what I said about him on that day:
We are honoring a man whose patient care and corporate career at Revco
exemplified the value of pharmacy.
Effective consultations and wise operational decisions, stitched together over the course of decades, create an impressive career.
But Albert Sebok
has accomplished even more than that.
commitment to pharmacy goes far beyond talk of a distinguished career.
It also defines what it means to be part of, and to advance, one's profession.
is a man who did not just graduate from this great school and move on.
saw to it that he
and this school moved on together.
Over the course of 60 years, he
has given back in many ways, including as an advisor and as a professor, and even as an innovator of a new course of study.
Similarly, we at NACDS
are thankful for his
engagement in our organization.
demonstrated that associations, industries and companies derive their strength from their people.
He served as chairman of the NACDS Pharmacy Affairs Committee and as chairman of the NACDS Pharmacy Conference.
For these contributions among others to NACDS
, and for his
leadership within community pharmacy, NACDS
in 1991 presented him with the prestigious Harold W. Pratt Award.
Albert A. Sebok