Dr. Glenn D. Appelt, professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, died on May 21, 2013. Born Aug. 24, 1935, in Yoakum, Texas, Appelt earned his bachelor’s in pharmacy and master’s in pharmacology from The University of Texas at Austin. He later received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Colorado, where he would hold a professor emeritus position for 30 years. After a brief break from teaching, he returned as a part-time professor at the University of South Alabama and adjunct professor at Columbia Southern University. Throughout his career, Appelt received many accolades, including the President’s Teaching and Students’ Choice Teaching Awards from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and the Outstanding Coloradan in Pharmacy award by the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Thomas C. Bernhardt, director of clerkship programs and instructor in clinical pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, died on May 13, 2013. After graduating magna cum laude in pharmacy at West Virginia University, Bernhardt worked in community pharmacy for six years while serving as coordinator of continuing education at the New Jersey Pharmacists Association. He joined what would later become the University of the Sciences as a director of clerkship programs and clinical pharmacy instructor in 1978, scheduling clerkships for every bachelor’s and entry-level Pharm.D. graduate during his tenure. He also served as president of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association in 1989-1990, the university’s ROTC advisor and on the university’s academic scholarships committee.
Dr. Frank W. Bope, associate dean and professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at The Ohio State University, died on June 26, 2013. Born in Thornville, Ohio, Bope graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in pharmacy from The Ohio State University in 1941. He began his career in 1941, as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Minnesota. After serving in the Army from 1942 to 1946, he returned to UM to earn his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry and became an assistant professor at OSU in 1948. During his 36 years at OSU, Bope held positions as professor, advisor for Kappa Epsilon sorority, secretary and associate dean. He was given the Miriam R. Balshone Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1977 and College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award in 1984.
Ms. Angele D’Angelo, professor of pharmacy and assistant dean at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, passed away on June 11, 2013. Born on July 5, 1932, in New York, New York, D’Angelo was the first woman appointed to the New York State Board of Pharmacy. She earned her master’s degree in pharmaceutical administration and an honorary Ph.D. from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy before teaching at St. John’s. D’Angelo left teaching in 1990 to become editor-in-chief of U.S. Pharmacist, until her retirement in 2003. She was also a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the National Boards of Pharmacy and the Rho Chi Honor Society.
Doris M. Jackson, associate dean and professor at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, passed away on March 22, 2013. She graduated from TSU and was active in the community, serving on various boards. She was seen as a champion for students and a strong advocate for the school.
Dr. John C. Kermode, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine–Georgia Campus, died on July 31, 2013. Kermode was raised and began his schooling in England, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of London. He moved to the U.S. in 1983 to join the Departments of Pathology and Pharmacology at the Universities of Connecticut and Vermont. Following a move to the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, Kermode ascended from assistant to full professor across 15 years at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also served as secretary/treasurer and chair-elect of the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology at the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Dr. Alvin M. Malkinson, professor of biochemical pharmacology at the University of Colorado, died on Aug. 3, 2012. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Johns Hopkins University before dedicating two years with the Peace Corps in Kenya. Following this service, Malkinson completed post-doctoral work at the University of Leicester and Yale University and became an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota in 1974. In 1978, he joined the University of Colorado, where he continued to work for 38 years. He extensively researched lung cancer and in 2004, won the Shell prize for outstanding research and teaching.
Dr. Domingo Rodolfo Martinez, professor at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and director of its Global Drug Information Center, died on May 6, 2013. Born Aug. 4, 1937, in Galveston, Texas, Martinez received his bachelor’s in pharmacy at the University of Texas and his Pharm.D. from The University of Tennessee before joining UT as an associate professor and director of the Drug and Toxicology Information Center. He later left to assume the role of professor and director of the Global Information Drug Center at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy until his retirement in 1995. Martinez also served as president of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Dr. Susan M. Paulsen, associate professor and assistant dean for student affairs and assessment at Regis University School of Pharmacy, died on Feb. 25, 2013. Born on April 27, 1956, Paulsen earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Colorado, before taking on roles as assistant professor and director of professional practices skills in its Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2001, her work with the CU Health Science Center was recognized with the Chancellor’s Teaching Award. After accepting a position as assistant dean for student affairs and assessment at Regis University, Paulsen simultaneously worked at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital, where she used conventional and complementary medicine to focus on total wellness.
Dr. James Robertson Jr., associate dean for student affairs at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, died on Nov. 21, 2012, from complications due to pneumonia. Born in Ponchatoula, La., on June 15, 1953, he expanded upon an undergraduate minor in education with a master’s in education from the University of Louisiana in 1979, and finally a doctorate in health education from Southern Illinois University in 1991. Robertson began his career at The University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1979, working as an assistant to the admissions counselor before fulfilling the roles of director of the International Student Office and Veterans Administration certifying official from 1980 to 1986. He became director of admissions in 1986 and university registrar and adjunct associate professor of health education in 1994. In 2005, he accepted a position as associate dean for student affairs at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, where his work with the Rangel College of Pharmacy resulted in more than $4.1 million in grants and awards.
Dr. Amy Whitaker Rudenko, associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, died on May 25, 2013. After earning her Pharm.D. from VCU in 1998, Rudenko held many positions over her career, beginning with her position in a community pharmacy practice residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She would later accept a post at VCU where her work earned several honors, including the Virginia Pharmacists Association Pharmacists’ Mutual Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award in 2004 and the 2013 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus Award from VCU. In addition to her academic positions, Rudenko served as a relief pharmacist at CVS and assisted several Kmart pharmacies in developing diabetes-related patient-care and health screening services. She also served as trustee-at-large and past vice president of the MCV Alumni Association’s Pharmacy Division.
Dr. Stephen M. Setter, professor at Washington State University College of Pharmacy, died on March 27, 2013. Born in Omaha, Neb., Setter earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University in 1986, working as a veterinarian for six years before developing an allergy to cats. In 1996, he graduated with a Pharm.D. from Washington State University, completing a geriatrics fellowship at Elder Services a year later. Setter served as professor at Washington State University for 15 years, becoming one of 10 certified geriatric pharmacists in the state of Washington. In 2001, his work was recognized by the Washington State Pharmacy Association through its Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year award.
Dr. Stanley V. Susina, professor and acting dean (1984–1985) of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, died on Sept. 1, 2012. Born in Berwyn, Illinois, Susina earned his B.S. in pharmacy, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he taught before joining Samford University in 1962. In addition to his position as dean, he served as president of the Jefferson County Pharmacy Association, on the board of the Jefferson County Mental Health Association and on the Jefferson County Drug Abuse Coordinating Committee. He was named the recipient of Samford’s Buchanan Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching and received the A.H. Robbins Bowl of Hygeia Award for community service in 1974. Susina served as a meteorologist in World War II, and was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant.
Dr. James T. Stewart, professor emeritus at The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, died on May 11, 2013. Born Dec. 1, 1938, Stewart earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Michigan before joining UGA in 1967. He retired in 2002, winning many awards during his 35-year tenure, including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Research Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality in 1990, and the Northeast Georgia American Chemical Society Section’s 2002 Career Research Award. In addition to his academic position, Stewart was involved in many collaborative research projects with government and industry, and was well-published in many journals. He also co-authored Textbook of Biopharmaceutic Analysis.
Dr. Beverly A. Talluto, associate professor and associate dean for clinical programs at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, died on July 6, 2013. Over her career, she held many influential positions at several institutions, including assistant dean for experiential education at Virginia Commonwealth University, director of continuing pharmacy education at Chicago State University and academic positions at Creighton University and Midwestern University/Downers Grove. Born Oct. 10, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., Talluto earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her master’s degree in health science from Governors State University before returning to UIC for her Pharm.D. She was involved in the accreditations of the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy and the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. She received multiple awards over her career including the American College of Apothecaries’ Albert E. Rosica Jr. Memorial Award in 1998 and the AACP Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Award in 2008.
Dr. Joan B. Tarloff, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of the Sciences, passed away on May 3, 2013. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Toledo and Ph.D. from the Medical College of Ohio, Tarloff completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Medical College of Ohio and SmithKline Beckman. In 1988, she was recruited to design and implement the bachelor toxicology program for the University of the Sciences, one of only a few such programs in the country. She served as co-editor of Toxicology of the Kidney and in 2011 was appointed interim chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She received the 2011 Society of Toxicology Endowment Fund’s 50th Anniversary Undergraduate Educator award before retiring in the fall of 2012.
Dr. Homer F. Timmons, faculty member and dean of Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013. Born in Mangum, Okla., on Dec. 28, 1927, Timmons earned his bachelor’s from Oklahoma State University, and master’s and Ph.D. from The University of Oklahoma before joining Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Biological Sciences in 1956. He left briefly to serve in a National Science Foundation fellowship at OU, but returned to his original alma mater until his retirement in 1994. During his time at SWOSU, Timmons co-founded the Southwestern Pharmacy Alumni Association Council, serving on the Board of Directors for its Foundation for more than 30 years.
Dr. John Wintter, fifth dean of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, died on July 30, 2013. Born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1925, Wintter was a World War II veteran before graduating in 1949, from what would eventually become Samford University. He later attended the University of Florida, earning his master’s and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry. Returning to Samford in 1952, Wintter taught in the School of Pharmacy until his retirement in 1989. He was appointed dean in 1971, holding the position until he returned to teaching full-time in 1984. The Samford Board of Trustees named him professor emeritus in 1997.
Mr. Billy B. Wylie, professor and director of the Student Health Center at The University of Texas at Austin, died on March 28, 2013. Born on Oct. 3, 1926, in Pine Hill, Texas, Wylie obtained a B.S. in chemistry from Kilgore College and The University of Texas at Austin following service in World War II. After joining the workforce, he returned to UT to earn his B.S. in pharmacy in 1955. Wylie worked in retail pharmacy for seven years before joining the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and Student Health Center, earning an M.S. in pharmaceutical chemistry shortly after. He taught pharmacy practice and pharmacy law for 33 years.