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David Bates

School of Pharmacy – Bachelors of Science Pharmacy ’93

Spotlight Award

Commander David Bates, this year’s recipient of the 2008 Spotlight Award, is personally involved in deployment, integrity and security of pharmaceutical and biological supplies needed by the National Disaster Medical System teams. Bates has been deployed during numerous natural disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita. He is Chief Pharmacist and Natural Pharmacy Consultant for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response for the U.S. Public Health Services.

As a recipient of two past Alumni Awards by the School of Pharmacy – the “Matthew W. ‘Bill’ Wilson Alumnus of the Year” Award in 2003 and Pharmacy Alumni Achievement award in 2004 – Bates received the Spotlight Award for his exceptional leadership and public service, as well as bringing regional and national attention to the University.

 Read more about Alumni Award recipients' life lessons in Perspectives.

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