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May 8, 2002

Purdue honors nine during pharmacy awards banquet

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Seven outstanding graduates of Purdue University recently received distinguished alumni awards from the university's School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences during an annual awards banquet.

Two distinguished pharmacists also were honored as Friends of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences.

The distinguished alumni awards were established in 1984 to recognize graduates' outstanding contributions and achievements in the field. The group was honored during a daylong series of programs and events.

The 2002 distinguished alumni award recipients are:

• Max D. Adams, vice president (retired), Imaging Group, Mallinckrodt Tyco, St. Louis, Mo.

• Jean Battaglia, senior director, Product Compliance Services, Worldwide Medicines Group, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co., New Brunswick, N.J.

• Curtis Black, Merck Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and assistant dean for academic programs, College of Pharmacy, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

• Frank Brown Jr., director, pharmaceutical sciences program, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette.

• James Mannion, president and chief operating officer, EpiGenesis Pharmaceuticals, Cranbury, N.J.

• Charles Wayne McKeehan, head (retired), product development, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis.

• Randall Vanderveen, dean and professor, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Honored as Friends of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences were:

• Arthur Fiocco Jr., vice president of manufacturing, Baxter BioScience Group, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Los Angeles.

• Mark Foglesong, executive director of animal health and cephalosporin networks, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis.

Writer: Susan Gaidos, (765) 494-2081;

Source: Dinah McClure, (765) 494-1764,

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