Duane Kirking, BS, MPA, PharmD
2012 Paul F. Parker Award Winner
The 2012 Paul F. Parker Award recipient is Dr. Duane Kirking (R#42). Dr. Kirking began his career by earning his BS in pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin followed by his PharmD and ASHP Clinical Pharmacy Residency at the University of Kentucky (R42). He went on to receive his Masters of Arts in Public Administration followed by his PhD in Social and Administrative Sciences in Pharmacy at the Ohio State University.
Dr. Kirking served as a faculty member at the University of Michigan for 28 years mentoring numerous pharmacy and graduate students who have gone on to become distinguished leaders and have careers in pharmacy practice, academia, and pharmaceutical industry. His interests in quality of medication use and drug utilization have earned him significant contributions to research and many publications. One of his most significant and sustained contributions has been through his voluntary service to the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP).
Today, Dr. Kirking continues to be actively involved in pharmacy education and leadership. His continued pursuance to the profession of pharmacy is well recognized and truly deserved. Congratulations Dr. Kirking on this wonderful achievement!