WASHINGTON, DC The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the national professional society of pharmacists, announces that Dominic A. Solimando, President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, and Oncology Pharmacist, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, has been selected as the recipient of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice.
The award will be presented during the APhA 148th Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 16-20, 2001, in San Francisco, California.APhA's Awards and Honors Program is American pharmacy's most comprehensive recognition program.
This award, sponsored by Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, recognizes the achievements of an individual who has made a significant contribution or sustained contributions to the provision of pharmaceutical care within the practice areas represented by the APhA-APPM Section on Hospital and Institutional Practice.Solimando
was selected in recognition of his
tireless efforts to promote the standard of institutional practice, both through his
association involvement and through his
personal practice.He has been a strong advocate for students and new practitioners and has served as a residency program coordinator, a clinical preceptor, and a role model for many students. In addition to his activities in APhA, he has served in the clinical and/or hospital pharmacist sections of many other organizations, including American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).His
work in the area of oncology pharmacy practice has provided him the opportunity to educate physicians and other health professionals regarding pharmacists' knowledge and skills in this vital area. He received his BS from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, his MA from Central Michigan University, and was a PhD candidate at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.He has served our country with dignity and honor as a member of our Armed Forces.His
honors include "A" Proficiency Designator, Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army
(1994), Outstanding Young Men of America (1989), and Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society