Latiolais Award to be presented to Michael McQuone


October 19, 2018

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The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it will be honoring Michael (Mike) McQuone, RPh, MS, CPh, DPL, with the 2018 Clifton J. Latiolais Award at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, CA, this December. McQuone was nominated by his peers and chosen for this honor by past award recipients.

The Latiolais Award was created by former students in honor of Clifton J. Latiolais, an Ohio State College of Pharmacy professor who created the hospital pharmacy graduate and residency program. The award is presented to a graduate of the hospital-systems pharmacy administration specialization or an individual involved with the development of these programs who has made significant contributions to institutional pharmacy practice. These contributions may include achievements or outstanding performance in institutional pharmacy practice, education, administration and/or research. 

McQuone is the founder and president of McQuone Consulting. He also served as executive vice president and CEO of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists from 2006-2012. For nearly five decades, McQuone has blended his passions for health-system pharmacy administration, association management and government affairs with a focus on pharmacy and healthcare. He is a dedicated preceptor, mentor, educator, author, entrepreneur and a passionate advocate for pharmacy.

McQuone is a licensed pharmacist and consultant pharmacist, a registered lobbyist in Florida for both the executive and legislative branches and a member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL). He also remains actively involved with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP) and the Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA).

McQuone’s interest in medication safety education led him to create a series of informal, interactive community-based lectures titled, “We’re Talking Drugs Here…” These lectures were presented to community groups to provide patients with a high risk of chronic diseases with practical information to improve medication outcomes and avoid complications. McQuone also developed “Lobbying for Non-Lobbyists,” a series of lectures designed to increase the involvement of pharmacy practitioners, residents, technicians and students in advocacy for health-systems pharmacy legislation and regulation.

A graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy (1969), McQuone completed his master’s and residency at University Hospitals and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (1969-1971).

It is with great honor and pride that the college presents Mike McQuone with the 2018 Clifton J. Latiolais Award for his enthusiasm for excellence and his contributions to the field of health-systems pharmacy.