Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus Service Award

Published: September 12th, 2014

Category: Honors and Awards

This award is presented each year to an alumnus who has made significant contributions to the pharmacy profession.

2013 Mark Haumschild

Mark Haumschild began his pharmacy career in 1976 in a large community acute care hospital after receiving his bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and pharmacy from the University of Florida. In 1978, he went to the Medical University of South Carolina, received his board certification in nuclear pharmacy and began providing the service to a six-hospital consortium. After receiving a Florida Consultant Pharmacist License, he began a post-acute care consultant business for long-term care and assisted living facilities, as well as for outpatient surgery centers. Haumschild earned a master’s degree in management from the University of South Florida and a Pharm.D. degree from Mercer University. After completing a drug  information/ clinical pharmacy residency in 1985, he became the general manager for a home-infusion business. He also received board certifications in nutritional support and geriatric pharmacy. Since 1998, he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and is a national outcomes liaison director for Sanofi, specializing in senior health for the Veteran’s Administration and the Department of Defense. Haumschild and his wife, Mary, have served for four years as National Advisory Board Members for the college.

2014 Roger Accardi

Roger Accardi, Pharm.D., a third-generation pharmacist, graduated from the UF College of Pharmacy in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. In 1999, he earned the Pharm.D. degree through the college’s Working Professional Pharm.D. program. He is the primary clinical pharmacist and president of Accardi Clinical Pharmacy. He also has served as a clinical assistant professor in the college since 2000 and serves as a preceptor for UF and for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently serves on the Florida Hospital/Fish Memorial Foundation board and executive committee, and has served for many years on the college’s National Advisory Board. He also has served as an expert witness on pharmacology and pharmacotherapy ethics and law, and is a Certified Diabetic Educator. Accardi has received the Florida Pharmacy Association’s Jean Lamberti Mentorship Award, and was recently awarded Good Neighbor Pharmacy/ Amerisource Bergen’s Pharmacist of the Year nationwide for delivering exceptional patient care and leadership in his local community. He was also recognized at Orange County’s Citizen of the Year and Drug Topics magazine’s Pharmacist of the Year. Following in the footsteps of his pharmacist father, Mike Accardi, he has developed his practice with a focus on the patient rather than the prescription.