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Release Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:55 PM
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Thomas Harrison to Deliver Third Annual Legacy Lecture
 at College of Pharmacy

WASHINGTON (September 23, 2013) – Thomas L. Harrison, D.O., R.Ph., (B.S. ’70) is scheduled to deliver the third annual Legacy Lecture at Howard University College of Pharmacy at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Room 207 at the College of Pharmacy. The lecture is titled, “The Importance of Leaving a Legacy,” and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Harrison’s distinguished career has spanned the fields of pharmacy, radiology and primary care, including family planning. A native of Arkansas, Dr. Harrison was one of Wal-Mart’s earliest pharmacists. He previously served as the director of diagnostic imaging at Broken Arrow Medical Center in Oklahoma.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Harrison as our 2013 legacy lecture keynote speaker,” said Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph., dean of the College of Pharmacy. “Dr. Harrison’s experience and passion for health care and the College of Pharmacy will certainly lead to an educational lecture. His expertise and insight will benefit both students and faculty of the College.”
Dr. Harrison earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from Howard University College of Pharmacy in 1970. He went on to earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977. He studied with key figures in radiology, including Dr. W. W. Logan-Young, a pioneer in mammographic imaging.
Dr. Harrison says that the College of Pharmacy was instrumental in his success. He often states that Chauncey Cooper, Ph.D, late great dean of the College, and Professor Emeritus Dr. Kenneth Scott provided the opportunity and motivation he needed to succeed in his career and life.  "I give Howard full credit for my success.  Howard invested in me for three years. The whole thrust of what I'm doing is to pay back," he has stated.

Dr. Harrison and his wife Frances A. Harrison are leaving a legacy to the College by establishing the Kenneth Scott Endowed Chair for the College of Pharmacy.

To RSVP for the Legacy Lecture, please email with the subject Legacy Lecture.

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The College of Pharmacy's mission is to provide pharmaceutical education of excellent quality to students with high academic, scholarship and leadership potential, with particular emphasis on the recruitment, retention and graduation of African-American and ethnically diverse students. The principal goals of the college are to recruit, train and educate those students to assume leadership roles in pharmacy; to produce skilled pharmaceutical care practitioners, proficient pharmaceutical scientists and competent educators to meet the challenges of the profession and society; to recruit and retain faculty dedicated to teach and mentor students, conduct research and pursue other scholarly activities, and to provide postgraduate and continuing professional education and community services that will enhance the quality of pharmaceutical care.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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