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Mortar and Pestle Award

This award is one of special recognition presented solely at the discretion of the PPA Board of Directors which recognizes service to the pharmacy profession.

This Year's Recipients

Bernard Graham



Graham received his BS in pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy in 1971 and his PhD in bionucleonics in 1976 from Purdue University.  In 1994, against all odds, he went on to found the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy – making it the 82nd school of pharmacy in the country. Under his leadership, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy had continual accreditation status from the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education.  He has led, mentored and trained more than 67 faculty members and more importantly, he was a leader, instructor, friend and mentor to over 1,200 students all within the span of 20 years.




Larry Doud



Doud is currently the CEO of Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc. (RDC) and has been with the company since 1987. His experience before join RDC includes a 22 year stint in various sales positions with many national wholesalers. He was instrumental in creating a financial support program and alliance with PPA providing significant and generous contributions over the years in addition to many personal contributions and hours of volunteer work. He led PPA’s efforts to create the Achieving Independent business competition which fosters student interest in becoming a pharmacy entrepreneur held at Annual Conference.  Doud also serves as a Director for the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and as a member for National Community Pharmacists Association.

Past Recipients

2016 Mel Brodsky, RPh
Stanton Jonas PharmBS, MPH
2011 Samuel Brog, RPh
2009 John Gans, PharmD
2006 Randall Smith, PhD


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