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