2007 UW Honorary Citation Report – Dow

Pictured with Dean Jeanette Roberts in the School of Pharmacy are 2007 UW Citation Award recipients Dr. Michael A. Schwartz, Judith E. Thompson, Michael J. Dow and Dr. John J. Merianos.

Pictured with Dean Jeanette Roberts in the School of Pharmacy are 2007 UW Citation Award recipients (l to r) Dr. Michael A. Schwartz, Judith E. Thompson, Michael J. Dow and Dr. John J. Merianos.Michael J. Dow and Dr. John J. Merianos.

Michael J. Dow received his bachelor of science degree from the UW School of Pharmacy in 1971. Mike has practiced in community pharmacy for his entire career, first in Eau Claire and subsequently in the Janesville/Beloit area. In 1995, he became a partner in Grant Avenue Pharmacy in Beloit. His dedication to his patients was demonstrated through the many new and innovative programs adopted by the pharmacy staff. In 2002 the pharmacy practice was sold to Aurora. Dow continues to work for that organization today.

Dow’s leadership skills were put to good use outside his pharmacy practice as well. He has served as the treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Wisconsin Pharmacists Association and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW). In addition, Dow served as president and Chairman of the Board of PSW. He has served the UW School of Pharmacy as a clinical instructor and has participated in the interview process for prospective students. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of pharmacy and to PSW.

A civic leader as well, Dow has also been very involved in his community and his church. He currently volunteers time at a health clinic for low income patients. He was recognized for his sustained commitment to community service in 2006 as the recipient of the PSW Bowl of Hygeia award.