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Boyce, Herrier Selected for Communicator Award

Kate Traynor

Two pharmacists’ decades of training other pharmacists how to better communicate with patients has been recognized by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).

Robert W. ("Bill") Boyce, Pharm.D., FASHP, and Richard N. Herrier, Pharm.D., were recently selected as winners for the individual category of the Year 2000 Paul G. Rogers/NCPIE Medication Communicator Award, named in honor of the former U.S. representative who served as NCPIE’s chairman for 16 years.

Boyce and Herrier are well known for their work with the Indian Health Service (IHS) and Pfizer’s "Pharmacist-Patient Consultation Program." After more than 20 years with IHS, Boyce is now director of pharmacy services at Oregon State University in Corvallis and Herrier is assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

ASHP nominated Boyce and Herrier for the NCPIE award.