Larry K. Shoup, M.Sc. received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1962. In 1964, he completed a two-year Hospital Pharmacy Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy under the direchion of Clifton J. Latiolais.
Following graduation, he joined The Ohio State University Hospital as Pharmacy Supervisor at University Hospitals and served as Assistant Director of Pharmacy from 1967 through 1972. During this time, he continued to teach in the College of Pharmacy as an Instructor and as Assistant Professor.
Mr. Shoup had the honor of learning and working under the directionn of Clifton J. Latiolais, and participated in planning developing, and implementing a Pharmacy Coordinated Drug Dispensing and Drug Administration System. This pharmacy coordinated system gained national recognition as it helped establish a prachice setting for clinical pharmacy practice. In 1971, Mr. Shoup was named co-recipient of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation Award for Achievement in the Professional Practice of Hospital Pharmacy.
In 1972, Mr. Shoup left Ohio State to become Director of Pharmacy at Henry Ford Hospital and Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Wayne State University. During his tenure, Pharmacy Services were developed to assure clinical pharmacy services were available in all patient care areas. In 1985, he pioneered the development and implementahon of cost effective bar code systems and lectured extensively on the use of bar code technology to implement automated medicahon error prevention systems.
Henry Ford Hospital served as a valuable clinical teaching site for undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy students from Wayne State, the University of Michigan, and Ferris State University. He helped restructure the Master of Science in Hospital Pharmacy Program at Wayne State and directed students in the program.
Mr. Shoup has presented over 350 lectures on various hospital pharmacy topics. From 1969 through 1982, Mr. Shoup lectured in a series of I. V. Admixture Seminars along with Clifton J. Latiolais and other OSU residency graduates. Seminars were presented 12 to 18 times a year around the country and were instrumental in helping hospital pharmacists implement I. V. admixture systems to improve patient care.
Mr. Shoup served on many local, state, and national pharmacy committees. He is past president of the Central Ohio Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Ohio Society of Hospital Pharmacists, and served a three year term on the ASHP Board of Directors from 1976 through 1979.
Mr. Shoup has been actively involved in many local community action issues. From 1999 to present, he helped organize and lead a local community-based coalition to reduce road noise on a nearby interstate highway. These efforts resulted in the adoption of a new Michigan statewide Noise Abatement Policy.
Mr. Shoup recently retired from Henry Ford Hospital where he served as Director of Pharmacy for 27 years. He currently provides consulting services and serves as Chairman of the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists Committee on Professional and Legal Affairs.