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Westerly resident wins URI’s 2009 Campbell Award

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KINGSTON, R.I. – May 7, 2009 The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy presented the Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in Healthcare to alumnus John Grossomanides. The award was presented at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s Seminar by the Sea, earlier this spring.

A 1984 graduate of the College of Pharmacy, he earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from URI in December of 2000. Currently, Grossomanides is working with Advanced Pharmacy Concepts where he is the senior clinical pharmacist.

According to the plaque presented to Grossomanides, "The Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award was created to honor individuals in the health care profession who have shown a profound dedication to the well-being of society. Through courageous and extraordinary words and actions, recipients serve as role models for future generations of health care professionals. Recipients, during times of tumultuous situations, will stand as beacons guiding health care to remember that mankind is our business."

“Dr. Grossomanides has been a role model for students in the professional fraternity Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity for decades,” said URI Interim Pharmacy Dean Ronald P. Jordan. “He has been a leader in this organization, which is dedicated to developing the industry and high ideals of pharmacy students in that group. Kappa Psi serves the community through service charitable work and it develops the leadership skills and patient care dedication of pharmacy students. The fraternal bonds of Kappa Psi help pharmacists succeed in their careers by providing them with a close professional network of brothers who face the same opportunities and challenges”.

Prior to his work with Advance Pharmacy Concepts, Grossomanides worked as the director of pharmacy for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, where his responsibilities included developing monographs of drugs and therapeutic classes to determine preferred drug lists. He analyzed new products and therapeutic classes for formulary design.

Grossomanides has worked as an operations consultant at the state’s Eleanor Slater Hospital pharmacy where he made pharmaco-therapeutic recommendations to physicians. He also developed and managed the Pharmacist Anticoagulation Clinic where he met individually with patients to further analyze their condition and make sure his patients were getting the proper medicines.


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John Grossomanides, center, receives the 2009 Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in Healthcare. Presenting him the award is URI Pharmacy Dean, Ronald P. Jordan, left, and Norman Campbell, URI pharmacy professor emeritus, for whom the award is named. URI Department of Communications and Marketing photo by Nora Lewis