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National Leadership Award Named for Joseph Fink

Photo of Joseph L. Fink IIIThe American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) has recognized a University of Kentucky faculty member and administrator by naming a national leadership award for him. Joseph L. Fink III, senior associate vice president for research and economic development and professor in the UK College of Pharmacy, was recently honored by the creation of the Joseph L. Fink III Founders Leadership Award during the ASPL's 30th anniversary observance. The award will be presented periodically to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to leadership and scholarship in the field of pharmacy.

The ASPL has more than 400 members from across the nation and several other countries. Fink was the founder and the first president of the organization.

Fink earned a degree in pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and his Doctor of Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He joined the UK faculty in 1981.

Fink's 250 scholarly works include books, monographs, chapters, and articles in the fields of law pertaining to pharmacy, pharmacists and pharmaceuticals, food and drug law, and health-care law. For more than 20 years, he has been an editor of Pharmacy Law Digest, the most widely used pharmacy law text and reference in the United States.

"I am particularly honored by the award coming from my professional colleagues and peers, and the fact that my wife, sons and their wives—plus my grandson—surprised me by coming to Seattle for the award presentation," says Fink.

—UK Public Relations

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