Goldspiel Receives Francke Medal
Dr. Barry Goldspiel, a noted oncology pharmacy practitioner, has received the Donald E. Francke Medal from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is a 1986 graduate of the college's post B.S. Pharm.D. program.
The award recipient serves as deputy chief of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Pharmacy Department in Bethesda, Maryland.
ASHP established the Francke Medal to honor people who have made significant contributions to international pharmacy practice. Goldspiel played a key role in the growth of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners, and has served as founding editor of the society's official publication as well as president of the society. He was the first American vice president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation's membership section for hospital pharmacists.
He also was instrumental in having the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties recognize oncology pharmacy practice as a specialty. He helped establish the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association and served as its president.
Prior to receiving his Pharm.D. from UT Austin, he earned a B.S. in pharmacy from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. He completed a specialty residency in oncology pharmacy at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio.