San Franciscans Robert L. Day and Robert D. Gibson
honored at APhA Annual Meeting & Expo for unparalleled contributions to pharmacy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-San Franciscans Robert L. Day and Robert D. Gibson
will step no further than their own backyard to receive accolades from their colleagues at the American Pharmacists Association's
2006 Annual Meeting and Exposition in the City by the Bay, March 17-21.Robert D. Gibson, PharmD, of the University of California at San Francisco's School of Pharmacy, has been awarded the Remington Honor Medal, the profession's highest recognition.Named for eminent community pharmacist, manufacturer and educator Joseph P. Remington, the medal was bestowed upon Dr. Gibson on March 19 at 8 p.m. at the Moscone West Convention Center.
A visionary leader and outspoken advocate for increased minority recruitment, Dr. Gibson
challenged the lack of diversity in the pharmacy profession, and for nearly fifty years, campaigned to broaden access to pharmacy education and employment opportunities.Former FDA
Commissioner and Remington medalist Jere E. Goyan observed that thousands of minority pharmacists and their patients owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Gibson
for his persistence and consciousness-raising on their behalf.
...A champion among both practitioners and pharmacy educators, Dr. Gibson is the only individual to have ever served as president of the American Pharmacists Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
One colleague describes him as "the kind of leader who attracts a following [in every arena] he
chooses to pursue."
As a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor in 1955-57, Dr. Gibson
spoke before dozens of U.S. and overseas audiences, and has since authored more than fifty journal articles and research volumes.He is a member of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, on behalf of the APhA, for which he is a dedicated, multiple-term trustee.