I recently attended the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting in Orlando. What a great meeting for Pitt Pharmacy. Our alumni, students, and faculty absolutely shined with their accomplishments. Two alumni were honored as fellows of APhA; two alumni were named National Immunizer of the Year and Runner-Up. For the third year in a row, a student placed in the Top Ten in the National Patient Counseling Competition; three Pitt student organizations received national honors. And a seemingly countless number of students, alumni, and faculty members presented podium and poster presentations.
The above accomplishments and recognitions are representations of the excellence, innovation, and leadership that have become hallmarks of Pitt Pharmacy and our people. Our excellence, innovation, and leadership are sustained—across the alumni, the students, our faculty, and our staff. Over the course of three days, I repeatedly heard stories that reaffirm how in every realm, Pitt Pharmacy is leading the way. The words of Aristotle come to mind.
“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
I believe those words describe our Pitt Pharmacy family.