Gibson receives Chauncey I. Cooper Award

Robert D. Gibson, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy alumnus and former associate dean, has been honored with the Chauncey I. Cooper Award by the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) in recognition of his sustained and distinguished service to the profession of pharmacy.

The award was announced by the association on August 25, 2006. It is named for the founder of the NPhA, the oldest and largest professional society representing the views and ideals of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy.

Gibson has campaigned for more than 50 years to broaden access to pharmacy education and employment opportunities among minorities. His leadership is chronicled through past roles as president of the American Pharmacists Association, president of the American Colleges of Pharmacy and vice president of both the NPhA and the Association of Black Hospital Pharmacists.

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.