2007 UW Honorary Citation Report – Schwartz

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 A. Schwartz received his bachelor of science degree from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, his masters of science degree from Columbia University, and his PhD from the UW School of Pharmacy in 1959. He has served as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry and as a faculty member and dean at the State University of New York at Buffalo (dean 1970 – 76) and the University of Florida (dean 1978 – 96).

Schwartz is the author of over 60 publications on the topics of pharmaceutical science, pharmacy education and strategic planning. He served on the U.S. Herbal Pharmacology Delegation to the Peoples Republic of China in 1974. In 1989 – 1990, he served as Scholar-in-Residence at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Schwartz has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the APhA Foundation. He chaired strategic planning committees for the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the American Association of Pharmaceuticals Scientists. He has also served a term on the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education.

Schwartz has been recognized by his colleagues as a Fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Sciences, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the American Association for Advancement of Science. He is a recipient of the APhA Foundation Research Achievement Award for Stimulation of Research and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (formerly Brooklyn College of Pharmacy). Since his retirement from the University of Florida in 2003, he has continued to teach one course each year at the College of Pharmacy.

Schwartz’s community involvement includes service on the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Gainesville and on the Board of the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. he has also been active for many years as a facilitator in strategic planning for a number of colleges and professional and community organizations. In recognition of his outstanding voluntary contributions to society as well as to the profession of pharmacy, Schwartz received the Hugo H. Schaefer award from APhA.