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Joseph A. Oddis was a visionary leader whose many critical initiatives continue to shape and advance the pharmacy profession.

Year Milestone
1950 Graduates from Duquesne University with B.S. degree in pharmacy
1950-1 Serves as staff pharmacist at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh
1951-53 Serves in U.S. Army, first at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and then in Landstuhl, Germany
1953–54 Serves as assistant director of Pharmacy, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh
1954–56 Serves as chief pharmacist, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh
1954–56 Serves as president, Western Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists
1956–57 Serves as member of ASHP Committee on Program and Public Relations
1956 Appointed as full-time Staff Representative, Council on Professional Practice, American Hospital Association, Chicago
1957–58 Serves as vice president, Illinois Society of Hospital Pharmacists
1960 Hired as first full-time executive officer of ASHP; replaces Paul F. Parker as director of American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) Division of Hospital Pharmacy
1970 Receives ASHP’s Harvey A. K. Whitney Lecture Award
1975 Receives first of six honorary Doctor of Science degrees
1977-82 Serves as president, FIP Section on Hospital Pharmacy
1978 Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
1983 Receives Hugo H. Schaefer Award, presented by APhA
1984 Elected vice president, FIP
Receives Donald E. Francke Medal, presented by ASHP
1986-90 Serves as president, FIP
1990 Receives APhA’s Remington Honor Medal
1994 Receives FIP’s André Bédat Award
1996 Joseph A. Oddis Leadership Award established by Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
1997 Retires from ASHP
1998 Named as honorary member of ASHP
2013 ASHP headquarters building at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland, named Joseph A. Oddis Building
2013 Becomes first recipient of Joseph A. Oddis Award for Exceptional Service to FIP
2017 New ASHP headquarters offices at 4500 East West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland, named as ASHP Joseph A. Oddis Global Headquarters
2018 Named as Fellow of FIP