Pharmacist Gigi Davidson honored with USP’s Beal Award By U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention January 21, 2015
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is pleased to announce that Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been named the recipient of the 2015 Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service—the organization’s highest award.
Since 1820, USP has relied on the contributions of volunteer experts to direct its work to improve the health of people around the world through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality of medicines and foods. The Beal award honors a person (or persons) who have made outstanding contributions to the public health while serving as a USP volunteer.
The award is given once every five years and presented at the USP Convention Membership Meeting, which this year will take place April 22 - 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.. Chosen for her contributions in developing standards for compounding for both human and veterinary patients during a critical period in public health, Ms. Davidson is the fifth person to receive the Beal Award and the first woman and the first veterinary pharmacist to be honored. more