Alumni News

Alumni Update 2014 April 3rd, 2014

Trang Susan Nguyen, PharmD ’12, has been selected to participate with five other pharmacists in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation Research Boot Camp, a research skills development program composed of distance education, experiential and research conduct components. Dr. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV. She earned her doctoral degree in pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

The Research Boot Camp was created to foster the development of pharmacists’ practice-based research skills; to drive the advancement of translational research by providing clinicians with the expertise, tools and support to start a practice-based research program; and to enhance safe and effective medication use by promoting evidence-based decision making for individual patients and populations of patients.

Dr. Nguyen also serves as a clinical pharmacist at UMC Primary Care-Spring Valley. More information about the Research Boot Camp can be found at



Alumni Update 2014 March 11th, 2014

Peter Hirsch, ’58 and wife, Deanna Renbaum Hirsch (Edu. ’58) are retired and living in Boca Raton, FL.

Alumni Update January 16th, 2014

Dr. Richard Parrish, ’80, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is a Clinical Practice Leader, Surgery and Pediatric Pharmacy for Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Alumni Update December 23rd, 2013

Cynthia Sheppard Solomon, ’78, has been named Adjunct faculty member of Wright State University’s Boonshaft School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology. Along with her consulting work, Ms. Solomon co-teaches several courses and is developing new course entries for the therapeutics arm of the medical student and Pharmcology Dept. curriculum.

Alumni Update December 20th, 2013

Curtis Collins received his MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from Ohio State in ’02. He was named the 2013 Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Pharmacist of the Year at the group’s annual meeting last month. He specializes in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Collins was recognized for his ongoing dedication to patients as well as his outstanding service and commitment to the profession. He was recently named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and has been very active within ASHP including service on the Council of Pharmacy Practice and the Council on Therapeutics.


Alumni Update December 4th, 2013

Richard Arnoto, ’85, was promoted to Senior Medical Sciences Liaison, UCB, Inc. Medical Affairs in August 2013. His territory is Ohio and West Virginia. Congratulations Rick!

Alumni Update November 21st, 2013

Kathleen D. Donley, ’77, received Fellow status from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Alumni Update November 14th, 2013

Amy Sapola, ’09, has a new position as the Manager of Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, MN. Congratulations Amy!

Alumni Update November 14th, 2013

Michele Balint Brammer ’85, was recently nominated by the board to the AMCP OH/KY Affiliate Chapter as Chairperson of Communication & Membership Committee. If anyone is a member of AMCP in OH and KY, they are already a member of the OH/KY AMCP affiliate. Membership allows you to attend quality educational programs, CE, and to support the growing managed care community in KY and OH. If you have any questions, please email

In Memoriam November 13th, 2013

Dr. Edward T. Kelly III, Ph.D., 68, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1974. Upon graduation from OSU, Ed taught for 28 years at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Upon retirement, he was made Associate Professor Emeritus at UConn. Ed was the first department chair of Pharmacy Practice and served as faculty advisor to the Kappa Psi Fraternity, UConn Chapter. He published various research articles and book chapters in his field of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management.