Strong Memorial Hospital Pharmacist Receives Achievement Award

July 31, 1996

J. Edward Bell, Pharm. D., director of drug utilization management at Strong Memorial Hospital, recently received the Distinguished Achievement Award from Duquesne University, his alma mater.

The award, which was presented at a convocation celebrating the 70th anniversary of Duquesne's School of Pharmacy, honors Dr. Bell's contributions to teaching and curriculum development in pharmacy programs at Duquesne, the University of Michigan, and SUNY at Buffalo; his pioneering efforts in drug information and clinical pharmacy services; his contribution to professional societies; and his commitment to continuing education.

An assistant professor of health services at the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry since 1979, Dr. Bell received both his bachelor's and doctorate degrees from Duquesne University. He served his residency in pharmacy at Mercy Hospital, Duquesne's affiliated hospital for pharmacy programs.

Dr. Bell is credited with establishing one of the first drug information centers in the country and for publishing the first evaluation of the benefits of clinical services in pharmacy. He is a past director of education and past executive secretary of the New York State Council of Hospital Pharmacists and currently serves as editor of The Pharmacist, the Council's journal. Dr. Bell is a recipient of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Research Award and was selected 1992 Pharmacist of the Year by the New York State Council of Hospital Pharmacists. He also continues to hold numerous appointments within local, state, and national organizations.

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