Former Warner-Lambert CEO receives APhA Foundation's Jacob W. Miller Award


WASHINGTON — Joseph Williams, the former CEO of Warner-Lambert, was named the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation's 2012 Jacob W. Miller Award, the APhA Foundation said.

The organization said it recognized Williams for his leadership and service to the APhA Foundation capital campaign and advisory committee. Williams also served as APhA honorary president from 2004 to 2005.

In 2009, as part of the APhA Foundation capital campaign, Williams pledged $1 million towards the renovation and enhancement of the APhA library, now named in his honor. These improvements within the library have enabled the APhA library to become the key resource for the profession in promoting pharmacy and innovative practices, such as medication therapy management services, the organization said. What's more, Williams also instrumental to the donation of the Robert Thom Great Moments in Pharmacy Collection, now housed at the APhA Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C.

APhA Foundation said Williams has continued to maintain his support of the foundation and his leadership was imperative in helping the foundation enhance its mission of optimizing the role of the pharmacist in improving people’s health.

The Jacob W. Miller award was established in 2000 to honor the service of Jacob W. Miller, who served as the APhA Foundation’s president from 1991 to 2000. The award recognizes an individual who has advanced the mission of the APhA Foundation by demonstrating active involvement in the foundation’s programs, exemplary support in establishing and/or maintaining APhA Foundation initiatives or outstanding leadership in carrying out the mission of the APhA Foundation.

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