Orville C. Baxter Memorial Professional Practice Award

Andrew DiLuca.

Congratulations to Andrew DiLuca, BS '81, the 2020 Orville C. Baxter Memorial Professional Practice Award recipient.

DiLuca is currently Senior Director of Pharmacy for Kaleida Health, where he oversees the pharmacy operations for the 950 bed, four-hospital system. He is an SPPS adjunct assistant professor, teaching a course on medication safety. He is also a longtime Dean’s Alumni Ambassador and serves on a number of school-based committees, with remarkable participation on the Clinical Practice Committee, the driving force behind Transitions of Care initiatives.

About the Award

The Orville C. Baxter Memorial Professional Practice Award, established in 1992, bears the name of a long standing faculty member who was extraordinarily dedicated to the professional practice of pharmacy. This annual award is given to recognize an outstanding practicing alumni pharmacist who demonstrates high ideals of professionalism and whose practice demonstrates genuine concern for patients.

The recipient must be a practicing pharmacist with at least five years of experience and have a BS in Pharmacy or a PharmD degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Eligibility

The recipient must be an alumni pharmacist and hold a degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Selection Guidelines

Nominees should be considered based on their professional and innovative pharmacy practice; concern for patients; pursuit of continuing education; mentoring of pharmacy students; participation in community health information programs; and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others for the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Please Note: Current faculty members are ineligible for nomination