Richard Herrier, PharmD, clinical associate professor at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is the first recipient of a new award for innovative pharmacy practice.
The Danny and Rae Jacob Award for Pharmacy Practice was established at the UA by the children of retired Tucson pharmacist and businessman Daniel Jacob. It recognizes pharmacists who demonstrate dedication to patient care and to professional leadership and community service. It is named for Jacob, a 1952 alumnus of the UA College of Pharmacy, and his wife, Rae. Jacob opened his first Tucson pharmacy in 1956 and owned 10 stores during his business career, including Danny’s Pharmacy.
Dr. Herrier joined the UA College of Pharmacy in 1994 following nearly 25 years with the Indian Health Service, where he played a key role in developing and implementing many innovations in ambulatory clinical pharmacy practice. At the college, he teaches patient assessment, primary care therapeutics and communications skills. He was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Jacob Award for Pharmacy Practice because of his contributions to clinical pharmacy practice, including his vision for a specially equipped facility that resulted in a one-of-kind learning center now in use at the College of Pharmacy. The pharmacy practice laboratory was funded by Jacob family members and is also named for Danny and Rae Jacob.