Dr. Curtis Smith named Pharmacist of the Year
Feb. 21, 2011
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Smith Receives Michigan Pharmacist of the Year Award

Lansing pharmacist Curtis Smith will receive the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Pharmacist of the Year Award during the association’s Annual Convention & Exposition, held Feb. 25-27 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. This award is Michigan’s highest honor in the pharmacy profession.

The MPA Pharmacist of the Year Award is given to a pharmacist who demonstrates professional excellence and exemplary service to the profession in advancing public health at either the state or local level. This pharmacist displays all the traits and characteristics of someone with a true commitment to advancing the pharmacy profession and Michigan’s health care system.

Smith is an active community member, continually seeking to connect pharmacy professionals and patients to improve their well-being and health. As an immunizing pharmacist, he has protected thousands of patients across Michigan through immunization clinics and community events, as well as being a lead state trainer educating pharmacists how to administer immunizations. Smith is known by his colleagues as dependable, compassionate, innovative and dedicated.

Smith is a professor of clinical pharmacy at Ferris State University (FSU), practicing at Sparrow Hospital. He is an integral member of the Capital Area Pharmacists Association, having served as its chairman, president, recording secretary and treasurer. He has participated in the MPA Public Affairs Committee since 2003. Smith is also a member of the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), previously serving on the MSHP Board of Directors and various committees.

Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from FSU in 1987, and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1989.

MPA advances the profession of pharmacy and patient care on behalf of the 10,000 pharmacists and 15,000 pharmacy technicians in the stat