Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award

John Pieper.

Congratulations to John Pieper, PharmD '79, our 2020 Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award recipient.  

Pieper is currently the president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). In 2018, Pieper was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Wyoming.

Pieper has more than 80 peer-reviewed research publications and approximately 100 published research abstracts in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism.

About the Award

Willis G. Gregory.

The Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award bears the name of our school's fourth dean and is given annually to an outstanding alumni pharmacist who personifies the ideals of service, integrity, and who, in the eyes of his or her associates, personifies the profession of pharmacy. This is the Alumni Association's most prestigious award.


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 exemplary, longstanding, professional service; longstanding contributions within:  pharmacy organizations, the University at Buffalo and the community; and unique achievements, discoveries, creations and other contributions to society and continued leadership of the profession of pharmacy.

Please Note: Current faculty members are ineligible for nomination