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1997 Latiolais Award Recipient


David P. Vogel

The Selection Committee has the honor of presenting the 1997 Clifton J. Latiolais Award to David P. Vogel, R.Ph., M.S., Director of Pharmacy at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

For the past seventeen years, David has been a leader in the hospital pharmacy community in New Jersey. Since his arrival, he has been an active member in the local Central New Jersey Society and the State New Jersey Society of Health System Pharmacists where he has served as President of both organizations. David has been a long time member and chair of the Eastern States Residency Conference Planning Committee. He also provided extraordinary leadership roles in Illinois before his tenure in New Jersey serving the resident of both the local Northern Illinois and state Illinois Society of Health System Pharmacists. At the national level he has been a long time member of ASHP, serving as a member of the advisory committee on project catalyst, a membe and chair of the nominations committee, and a member of the House of Delegates, student advisory panel, and advisory working group for financial management. David has been the prouc recipient of the AACP honorable mention award for innovations in teaching, the New Jersey and illinois Hospital Pharmacist of the Year Awards, the Illinois Council of Hospital Pharmacists President's Award.

David received his B.S. in Pharmacy, Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1966 and his M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy from the Ohio State University in 1971 where he also completed his two year ASHP residency at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He worked as a staff pharmacist at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York and after completion of his MS and residency was appointed as Assistant Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Buffalo General Hospital, and Clinical Instructor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. In 1974 he pursued a new role as Associate Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois Medical Center and Hospital where he practiced until his arrival in New Jersey. In his current position as Director of Pharmacy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at Rutgers University College of Pharmacy, David also serves as a teacher, preceptor and leader in hospital pharmacy practice. He has positively influenced many students and colleagues as a result of his caring and devotion to patients and pharmacy practice. David has been active on numerous hospital committees including Proact 11, a restructuring work design effort which he co-chairs. He also serves on the outcomes management steering committee, the value analysis steering committee and the pharmacy and therapeutics committee. In his current assignment he and his staff are credited with creating a dedicated emergency department pharmacist position, unit-based pharmacist and pharmacy tech positions as part of the PROACT restructuring model for patient care delivery, a self-supporting investigational drug service with dedicated staff, and multiskilled pharmacy techs trained to perform phlebotomy and take EKGs. Of special importance is the recognition his department has obtained for having the best scores in the hospital Gallup physician satisfaction poll for the last three years.

According to Harvey A. Holzberg, President of RWJ University Hospital, David has put his own very special stamp on the development of their pharmacy program in his twelve years as director. John L. Colaizzi, Ph.D., R.Ph., Professor of Pharmacy and Dean, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at RWJUH, concurs and adds that David has made tremendous contributions to the education of hundreds of students and graduates of Rutgers University College of Pharmacy in modern professional Pharmacy.

It is with great honor that the Clifton J. Latiolais Award Selection Committee recognizes David for his contributions and dedication to Pharmacy practice and the values that were both characteristic and important to Clif Latiolais. Please join us in congratulating David and his family on this significant and rewarding achievement.