National Recognition for Professor Jeffery Goad

Goad AwardIn honor of his commitment to advancing community pharmacy practice, Associate Professor Jeffery Goad has been given the Community Pharmacy Faculty Award by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

According to the foundation, the award, which is supported by the Abbott -Pharmaceutical Products Division, “recognizes a pharmacy school faculty member who has made significant contributions to the practice of community pharmacy through innovations in patient care.”

Goad has been a national leader in the field of community pharmacy, advocating for the role of pharmacists as immunization providers and developing training programs to promote this function. To further this goal, Goal has been an active member of the California Immunization Coalition, and was recently elected president -the first pharmacist to hold this position.

In addition, Goad played a key role in establishing the community pharmacy residency program at USC, which works to identify gaps in health care and utilize pharmacists to fill those needs. He has been both the innovator and the driving force behind many of the unique clinical services provided at both of the pharmacies that the School operates.

Goad is also the director of the USC International Travel Health Clinic, which provides various health services to community members who are planning trips abroad. To expand this function of the pharmacist nationally, he has partnered with Good Neighbor Pharmacy to train community pharmacists across the country to implement travel health services in their local pharmacies.

“Dr. Goad is the kind of leader who not only encourages his pharmacist colleagues and students to grow the role of community pharmacy by practicing at the highest level that our license allows, but he also furthers the profession through his work beyond the ‘walls of pharmacy,’ promoting the profession and our rightful place as the medication expert on the healthcare team,” said Dean R. Pete Vanderveen.

“His commitment and enthusiasm for the pharmacy profession and furthering community pharmacy are unparalleled,” said his student resident Tania Houspian. “He is a role model to students, and his involvement inspires current students and residents to get involved and stay involved with the profession.”

Goad is one of only four pharmacy professionals who have received recognition from the NACDS Foundation this year.

“The NACDS Foundation, along with our generous donors, is proud to recognize those individuals who, day-to-day, are committed to improving pharmacy education, patient care and healthcare delivery in their communities,” said Kathleen Jaeger, NACDS Foundation president. “We are honored to recognize these distinguished award recipients, and to support programs that will foster the next generation of patient care.”

As part of the award, the School of Pharmacy will receive a $5,000 stipend to fund current or future research in community pharmacy. Goad received his recognition at the 2012 NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference held in Denver, Colorado.