Distinguished Alumni

From the College

Christopher Droege, PharmD ('08)

Graduate of the Last Decade Award

Droege, an adjunct assistant professor, is regarded as an exemplary clinical pharmacist and is currently serving as a clinical pharmacy specialist in critical care at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is a dependable resource and dynamic teacher in the realm of critical care and emergency medicine An innovative researcher, he has worked on more than 80 abstracts, grants, contracts and research projects with more than 20 publications. He participates in local, state and national professional organizations, including a recent appointment as faculty for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) course. Droege has received a number of awards from UC Health, including Residency Preceptor of the Year in 2015 for the UC Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Program. He volunteers regularly in the community and is a generous donor to various organizations including United Way, March of Dimes and the college.

Margaret Eves, PharmD ('80)

Arthur C. Glasser Award

Eves is a champion for diversity and is a dedicated volunteer with the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Upon graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from UC in 1980, Eves began her extensive career with Walgreens and is currently a staff pharmacist in Cincinnati. Her belief in strengthening the profession through diversity initiatives led her to establish the college’s Council of Diversity, an organization of key leaders in the college and community. She enthusiastically volunteers with the college through admissions interviews and recently assisted with a white coat redesign project. She is active with the Veteran Apothecaries Association of Cincinnati and was a charter member of the Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Association. She has received awards for her professional achievement and community service, including the Walgreens Pharmacy of the Year Award and West End Community Service Award. She also volunteers with the Hirsh Recreation Center and is a member of the Avondale Underground Theater.

Edward Zastawny, PharmD ('82)

Robert J. DeSalvo Award

As a senior level executive with 34 years of pharmacy and clinical experience, Zastawny is known for his dedication to building and managing successful teams. His powerful combination of executive abilities and clinical knowledge fostered success during his 20-year career in the United States Air Force (USAF) and a civilian career focusing on clinical and managed care programs. He is currently the senior medical science liaison with Santen, Inc. in New Braunfels, Tx., and formerly worked for Shire, IMS Government Solutions and Novartis Pharmaceuticals after retiring from the military. Due to his impact on the USAF, its clinical excellence award was renamed the 'USAF Edward Zastawny Clinical Pharmacist of the Year' award in his honor, and he is the only USAF pharmacist to be selected as Company Grade Pharmacist of the Year, Clinical Pharmacist of the Year and Field Grade Pharmacist of the Year. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from UC and his PharmD from the University of Texas at Austin.

From the University

Mimi Hart, RPh ('78)

UC Outstanding Alumni Award

Hart's selfless commitment to her profession, her alma mater, its students and her community is widely revered. The owner and CEO of the Hart Pharmacy in Cincinnati, Hart has been a devoted mentor and preceptor in her college and a constant presence in the skills lab. She was named a Cincinnati Enquirer 'Woman of the Year' honoree for her work with addiction treatment, primarily as a consultant pharmacist for the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment. Her professional and volunteer efforts flow from a sense of personal responsibility to give back to others.

Call for Distinguished Alumni Now Open

The Distinguished Alumni awards are the highest honor bestowed upon graduates from the James L. Winkle College of pharmacy. Do you know an exemplary alumnus from the University Of Cincinnati Winkle College Of Pharmacy?

If you do, we would like you to provide an opportunity to help us honor their achievement in pharmacy with a distinguished alumni award. We are now accepting nominations.

  • Arthur C. Glasser Distinguished Alumni Award:
    This award serves to recognize an alumnus of the College of Pharmacy who has contributed time and expertise to the college and its degree programs in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences to enhance student learning, training or research.

  • Robert J. DeSalvo Distinguished Alumni Award:
    This award serves to recognize an alumnus of the College of Pharmacy who has contributed to the profession of pharmacy or the pharmaceutical sciences at the national or international level.

  • G.O.L.D (Graduate of The Last Decade) Distinguished Alumni Award:
    This award serves to recognize a graduate from the Winkle College of Pharmacy from the last ten years, who has made significant contributions to the college and/or the profession.

Click here to nominate. Nominations are due May 24 for the current year.