Ken Hale to Receive the 2013 APhA-ASP Tice Award

Jordyn Ellwood

Ken Hale

Kenneth M. Hale, RPh, PhD, was recently named the recipient of the 2013 Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award. According to the American Pharmacists Association, the award was established to recognize an individual whose long-term services and contributions have benefited the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). The winner of the award will be honored at the 2013 APhA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California on March 1-4. 

Currently, Hale is assistant dean for professional and external affairs and a clinical associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He received his BS in Pharmacy and MA and PhD degrees in Education at Ohio State. He has also served as director of experiential programs and held numerous positions at the Ohio State Medical Center’s Department of Pharmacy.

A nomination packet must be submitted for each candidate, and the selection is made by the APhA-ASP Awards Standing Committee. According to the American Pharmacists Association, criteria for the award include an individual that has: supported student pharmacists over an extended period of time and at the national level; been responsive to the needs of student pharmacists; promoted the advancement of students within the profession; served as a positive motivation for student pharmacists; and must not be a past recipient of this award.

"He has perpetually been an excellent mentor to Ohio State pharmacy students,” said Jonathan Lam, APhA-ASP director of public relations, “his leadership through the Generation Rx Initiative has inspired many across the country, and we are so proud that Dr. Hale is a part of the Ohio State family.”

Hale is most proud and appreciative of his work with students. He has taught pharmacy courses for more than 30 years and served as assistant dean for student affairs for 17 years. He also co-founded the Generation Rx Initiative, which partnered with the Cardinal Health Foundation and APhA-ASP to develop educational resources relating to medication safety and prescription drug abuse prevention. These organizations and student pharmacists have produced national outreach efforts to prevent misuse and abuse of prescription medications.

Hale has been recognized for his service to students with two Distinguished Teaching Awards and Ohio State’s Ralph V. Foster Friend of APhA-ASP Award. Hale also has been selected to receive the 2013 Beal Award from the Ohio Pharmacists Association.