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2014 Latiolais Award Recipient


Marva Tschampel

Marva M. Tschampel, R.Ph.
After graduating from Idaho State University with her B.Sc in Pharmacy, Marva M. Tschampel took a position as a staff pharmacist at St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, CA and later at Franklin Hospital in San Francisco, CA. In 1966, Marva and her family moved to Columbus, OH, and she began work as a staff pharmacist at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

In her thirteen years as a staff pharmacist, she worked closely in developing the unit dose system and expanding pharmacy clinical services. Marva assisted in surveying nursing responsibilities relating to preparation and administration of the coordinated unit dose and drug administration system. She was heavily involved in the planning and initiation of the coordinated unit dose and drug administration program and the training of Phase IV (unit dose dispensing/intravenous admixtures and drug administration) technicians. She later became the coordinator for unit dose dispensing for five years. She was one of the first pharmacists who left the pharmacy and worked with nurses and physicians on the hospital floors to offer clinical services. In 1979, Marva changed roles within Ohio State, obtaining the title Drug Information Specialist, a position she maintained until her retirement in 2005.

Marva has served on multiple committees within the Ohio State Medical Center. She has been a part of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Formulary and the Policy and Surveillance Subcommittees, Pharmacy/Nursing Committee, a Task Force for a Competency Based Program for pharmacists, Safety Committee member, Patient Education Committee, Food-Drug Interactions Ad Hoc Committee, the Latex Allergy Ad Hoc Committee and the College of Pharmacy Continuing Education Committee. She has chaired the Departmental Formulary Review Committee and a Professional Staff Development Committee.

After her retirement in 2005, Marva has continued to work as a Drug Information Specialists on special projects. She has also assisted the Latiolais Leadership Program on a distance-learning initiative. Marva is celebrating 48 years at the Ohio State University Medical Center this year.

Marva is the recipient of many awards, most notably the Walter M. Frazier Award, Ohio Society of Hospital Pharmacists; Service Award, Central Ohio Society of Hospital Pharmacists; Syntex Preceptor of the Year Award; and The Ohio State University and Honorary Residency, The Ohio State University Medical Center, presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, December, 2005.

Marva was an active member in the Ohio Society of Hospital Pharmacists, serving in nine different roles. She has also contributed greatly to the Central Ohio Society of Hospital Pharmacists. From 1993-1995 she was on the Advisory Council for Continuing Education for the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

The community, Marva has was been very active in Fort Hayes PTA groups and high school activities while her children were in school. She is married to Paul Tschampel, Ph.D., and has two children, Nicole Elizabeth (now in New York City) and Thomas Paul (in Scranton, PA).