Assistant professor receives award from National Community Pharmacists Association



Craig Kimble, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of experiential learning at Marshall University School of Pharmacy, received the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Pharmacy Leadership Award.

Awarded individuals are recognized for their accomplished leadership in the advancement of pharmacy and patient care. Kimble was honored for his years of service to the West Virginia Pharmacists Association (WVPA), which he served as president from 2016 to 2018.

Kimble has been a part of the school of pharmacy’s faculty for five years. Prior to joining Marshall, he was the director of pharmacy and clinical services for Fruth Pharmacy. In addition to his roles at the school of pharmacy, Kimble serves on the board of directors for the Hospice of Huntington and as an adjunct faculty member with the Marshall University College of Health Professions’ Master of Public Health program.

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Photo: Marshall University School of Pharmacy administrative and faculty members Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., dean (left); Kim Broedel-Zaugg, R.Ph., Ph.D., professor and chair of pharmacy practice, administration and research (second from left) ; and Robert B. Stanton, Pharm.D, professor and assistant dean of experiential learning (right), recognize Craig Kimble, Pharm.D., (second from right) for his award from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

About Marshall University School of Pharmacy:

The mission of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy (MUSOP), located on the campus of the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center, is to advance direct pharmacy patient care by developing innovative practitioners, researchers and educators. MUSOP conducts research and provides services directed toward the goal of improving the health and well-being of West Virginians, veterans and residents of the Tri-State region and nation. For more information, visit www.marshall.edu/pharmacy.

About National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA):

Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) represents 22,000 independent pharmacies employing more than 250,000 individuals nationwide. Community pharmacists are local health care problem-solvers who can customize solutions to local health challenges for groups and employers. They are rooted in the communities where they are located and are America’s most accessible health care providers. Likewise, they are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic and volunteer projects.