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Distinguished Service Award

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Distinguished Service Award is school’s top award. It honors individuals who have demonstrated selfless and sustained service and leadership in advancement of the profession, their communities and the School of Pharmacy. It is awarded annually and celebrated with a ceremony each fall at the School of Pharmacy in Lawrence.


Don Hill

November 18, 2016
Class of 1971
Hill’s Apothecary Inc.
Kansas Legislature

Marvin Bredehoft

October 16, 2015
Class of 1973
Medical Arts Pharmacy
Lawrence, Kansas

Jeff Denton and Sherry Denton

September 26, 2014
Class of 1965, Class of 1966
B&K Prescription Shop, Salina Regional Health Center
Salina, Kansas

David Weaver

October 31, 2014
Class of 1967
Weaver and Company
Aurora, Colorado

Max Heidrick

October 18, 2013
Class of 1971
S&S Drug
Beloit, Kansas


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2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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