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Release Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:33 PM
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Howard Alumnus Receives 2014 Pharmacy Excellence Award

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2014) – Leonard L. Edloe, B.S.Pharm., M.Div., Pharm.D., alumnus and vice chairman of the Board of Visitors at Howard University College of Pharmacy, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Hugo H. Schaefer Award by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

The Hugo H. Schaefer Award recognizes outstanding voluntary contributions to the APhA, the profession, and society. “Dr. Edloe’s demonstrated leadership in pharmacy and commitment to public service make him an outstanding recipient of this award,” said Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph., dean of the Howard University College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Edloe was officially recognized during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, held March 28-31, 2014. The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.

Dr. Edloe is the retired CEO and pharmacist at Edloe’s Professional Pharmacies in Richmond, VA, and is the pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Hartfield, VA. While working as a community pharmacist and pharmacy owner for over 40 years, Edloe remained committed to the profession and his patients through dedicated service to the APhA Board of Trustees, the APhA Foundation Board of Directors, the mid-Atlantic affiliate of the American Heart Association and the board of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority. He has received numerous awards, including the Bowl of Hygeia Award, the Terrence Burroughs Leadership Award and the Virginia Retailer of the Year Award.

One of his nominators stated, “Edloe was more than just a member whose ’name is on the list.’ Dr. Edloe is a staunch supporter for the profession of pharmacy in numerous areas of public policy. He recommended the establishment of the ‘Preferred Drug List’ to the governor of Virginia, the approval of which not only saved the Commonwealth hundreds of millions of dollars, but maintained fees paid to pharmacists for their services. Dr. Edloe has been a tremendous resource to editors and reporters in both print and TV media. He is a frequent guest on nationwide radio shows and even hosts his own radio show promoting the role pharmacists play in health care.”

A proud alumnus, Dr. Edloe received his B.S.Pharm. from Howard University, his M.Div. from Virginia Union University, and his Pharm.D. from the University of Florida.


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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