Anderson to Receive Ohio State College of Pharmacy Lifetime Achievement Award

Daniel Helfand

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy alumnus Roger Anderson will receive the college’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Sep. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in 104 Parks Hall to honor his accomplishments and dedication to the practice of pharmacy.

The morning of Sep. 26, Anderson will present a seminar entitled Contemporary Leadership: “Remembering Forward” at 11:30 a.m. in 107 Parks Hall. The seminar will focus on leadership development, opportunities and challenges in pharmacy practice, and his experiences with Clifton Latiolais, the creator of a graduate and residency program at the college of pharmacy.

Anderson has served as chief pharmacy officer with US Oncology, senior vice president and chief pharmacist with Medco Health Solutions, vice president and head of the division of pharmacy at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, assistant director of pharmacy at The Ohio State University Hospitals, director of pharmacy and central supply at Grant Hospital, and vice president for operations at Pharmacy Systems, Inc.

Anderson has also served as a professor of clinical pharmacy practice at the University of Houston. While he is currently retired, Anderson still provides health-system pharmacy consulting to various organizations and individuals.  

Anderson received his BS in pharmacy from Ferris State University in 1964. He came to Ohio State to earn his MS in health –systems pharmacy administration and completed his hospital residency at Ohio State in 1968. In 1997, he received a PhD from the University of Texas in Public Health. 

The College of Pharmacy is honored to welcome back a true paragon of pharmacy practice and service. We are excited to hear about his stellar contributions to the professional, scientific and educational aspects of pharmacy and award him for these accomplishments.