David Flynn to receive Bowl of Hygeia

Joining the honor roll of distinguished recipients, David Flynn will be presented the “Bowl of Hygeia” the most widely recognized international symbol of pharmacy at WVPA’s 108th Annual Convention, October 17, 2015, at Stonewall Resort. President Krista Capehart will make the presentation during the Installation and Awards Dinner, following a reception honoring all Past Presidents.

Hygeia was the daughter and assistant of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine and Healing. Her classical symbol was a bowl containing a medicinal potion, with the serpent of Wisdom (or guardianship) partaking of it. This is the same serpent of Wisdom which appears on the caduceus, the staff of Aesculapius, which is the symbol of medicine.

The award is in recognition of a WVPA member who has compiled an outstanding record of community service, which apart from his or her identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession of pharmacy. It has been presented nationwide since 1979.

David is Director of Medical Center Pharmacy at WVU Hospitals in Morgantown. While serving various organizations in his community, he makes poison prevention presentations to area kindergarten and first grade classes. He serves as the Third Grade Sunday School teacher at Faith Baptist Church and teaches grades five through seven in the AWANA Club program at the Church.

David is a community volunteer for many activities, such as coach of T-ball, and assists the coaches of Morgantown High School lacrosse and girls soccer. He also helps build and rebuild park equipment, and cleans-up several parks and bike trails. He volunteers his services on the bus ministry at his Church, and chaperones many church youth activities.

David finds time to serve on the Board of Directors of the Milan Puskar Health Right free health clinic in Morgantown. He was Vice President and Board Member of the Monongalia Urban Mass Transit Authority, and Vice Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Mountain Line Transit.

David is a graduate of WVU School of Pharmacy. He is a Past President of WVPA, and past member of the Board of Directors.