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Rapp Receives 2002 Paul Parker Award

By Jill Holder

Photo fo Professor Robert Rapp
Robert Rapp, Pharm.D.

During his academic career, Rapp published over 200 papers and has been the author of numerous infectious disease and microbiology textbook chapters. He also has been involved in the training of 287 pharmacy residents who have completed the UK program. Rapp teaches microbiology, infectious disease pharmacotherapy and serves as the preceptor in infectious disease for residents and Pharm.D. students.

 

Jan. 9, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Robert Rapp, Pharm.D., University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy professor and UK College of Medicine professor of surgery, has received the 2002 Paul F. Parker Award. The award was presented Dec. 10 during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in Atlanta.

The honor is annually given to a past resident of the UK Pharmacy Residency Program or to an individual intimately associated with the success of the program who has displayed sustained contribution to the profession in practice, teaching or research. The award also honors Paul F. Parker, the force behind establishing and developing one of the finest pharmacy residency programs in the country at UK.

Rapp, who worked with Parker in planning the residency program, earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from UK in 1963. Following graduation, he accepted a position as staff pharmacist in the Department of Pharmacy Central Supply at the newly opened UK Hospital. In 1970, Rapp was accepted in the second Pharm.D. class; he later graduated from the UK College of Pharmacy doctoral program and became a faculty member at the college.

During his academic career, Rapp published over 200 papers and has been the author of numerous infectious disease and microbiology textbook chapters. He also has been involved in the training of 287 pharmacy residents who have completed the UK program. Rapp teaches microbiology, infectious disease pharmacotherapy and serves as the preceptor in infectious disease for residents and Pharm.D. students.

Rapp serves as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, and the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Society for Hospital Epidemiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and as a reviewer for the American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy.


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