Wilkes University


Bernard Graham, Dean Emeritus of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, Honored by Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Bernard Graham, founding dean of  the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, was awarded the Mortar and Pestle Award at the 2017 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association annual conference on Sept. 23. The conference was held at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center, Pocono Manor.

The Mortar and Pestle Award is presented at the discretion of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Board of Directors in recognition of extraordinary lifetime service, dedication and commitment to the profession of pharmacy.

Graham received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy in 1971. In 1976, he earned his doctorate in bionucleonics from Purdue University. In 1994 he founded the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy – making it the 82nd school of pharmacy in the country. He has led, mentored and trained more than 67 faculty members and has served as a leader, instructor and mentor to over 1,200 students within the span of 20 years. Graham retired from the University in May 2017 and was honored with the title dean emeritus.

Bernard Graham

Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

Pictured, Bernard Graham.