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Alumna receives the APhA Foundation 2010 Pinnacle Award for Leadership in Patient Adherence

Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Smith, BSP 1968, on receiving the 2010 Pinnacle Award for Leadership in Patient Adherence from the APhA Foundation. Dr. Smith is an internationally recognized pharmacist, author, patient advocate, clinical educator and expert in patient adherence with medications. She has been a pioneer in patient education and safe medication use from the earliest days of her career in pharmacy. Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. A strong patient advocate, she has built exemplary and leading edge pharmacy practices focused on improving patient adherence and helping patients learn how to manage their medications and treatments safely and wisely. She has specialized in translating complicated medical messages into language that the average consumer can understand.