Dr. Kevin Sneed earns two high honors from National Pharmacy Association

Dr. Kevin Sneed, PharmD, dean and professor in the USF College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded two of the highest honors of the National Pharmacy Association (NPha).

At the groups annual conference, which took place this year in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Sneed was awarded the Chauncey I. Cooper medal and was also named an NPha Fellow.

The Cooper medal, the highest accolade given by the NPha, was established in 1947 to recognize and promote excellence and uniformity among minority health professionals and is given to those who are at the forefront and are leading the way to improving health care in minority communities, as well as for outstanding achievement, dedicated and distinguished service to the profession of pharmacy. The award is in honor of Dr. Chauncey I. Cooper, who is noted as being the most influential champion for minority pharmacists.

In addition, Dr. Sneed was one of three pharmacists welcomed as an NPha Fellow. The NPhA Fellows Recognition Program recognizes and promotes individuals who have contributed outstanding service to the medically underserved and have at least 10 years of continuous membership service.

The association celebrated its 70th annual meeting this year in partnership with Student National Pharmaceutical Association. The NPha and the NPha Foundation generously awarded over $70,000 in scholarship to pharmacy students, exceeding all other pharmacy organizations in country.

By Ercilia Colon, USF Health Communications