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