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NEW YORK — The owner of an independent pharmacy in New York has won a national award for his diabetes education and counseling efforts.
Ronald Del Gaudio, a graduate of Long Island University's College of Pharmacy, also known as LIU Pharmacy, and the owner of Kings Pharmacy in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, has won the Health Mart Diabetes Care Excellence Award from the independent pharmacy franchise company, the university said. Kings Pharmacy, a member of Health Mart, includes two pharmacies in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan.
Del Gaudio, who graduated from the university in 1979, serves on the LIU Pharmacy's council of overseers and was a recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award. He is also a member of the board of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and current president of the Brooklyn-Queens, N.Y., chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
"Ron is an innovator and leader in the profession of pharmacy," LIU Pharmacy dean David Taft said. "This award recognizes the positive impact he makes on his patients and his community in diabetes management and awareness. I am delighted to see one of our most distinguished alumni honored in this way."