National Leadership Award Named for Fink

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Joseph L. Fink III

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The Joseph L. Fink III Founders Leadership Award will be presented periodically to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to leadership and scholarship in the field of pharmacy.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2004) -- The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL), an affiliate organization of the American Pharmacists Association, has recognized a University of Kentucky faculty member and administrator by naming a national leadership award for him. Joseph L. Fink III, vice president for research and economic development at UK and professor in the UK College of Pharmacy, was recently honored by with the creation of the Joseph L. Fink III Founders Leadership Award during the ASPL’s 30th anniversary observance.

The Joseph L. Fink III Founders Leadership Award will be presented periodically to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to leadership and scholarship in the field of pharmacy.

The ASPL has more than 400 members from across the nation and several other countries. Fink was the founder and the first president of the organization.

Fink joined the faculty at UK in 1981. Fink received his professional education in pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and his Doctor of Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Fink also received the 2003 annual Alumni Award of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Commerce Lexington , serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky., as well as the Board of the Southern Technology Council, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Fink’s scholarly works include more than 250 books, monographs, chapters and articles in the fields of law pertaining to pharmacy, pharmacists and pharmaceuticals, food and drug law, and health care law. For more than 20 years, he has been an editor of Pharmacy Law Digest, the most widely used pharmacy law text and reference in the United States.

The ASPL is committed to furthering legal knowledge, communicating accurate legal information to attorneys and pharmacists, fostering knowledge and education pertaining to the rights and duties of pharmacists, and distributing information of interest to the membership via newsletters and other publications. The organization also provides forums for networking and the exchange of information pertaining to pharmacy law.


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