Robert Stanton to receive Bowl of Hygeia Award

In recognition of his outstanding record of community service, which apart from being a pharmacist, reflects well on the pharmacy profession, Robert B. Stanton of Marshall University School of Pharmacy will be presented the coveted Bowl of Hygeia Award at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association 109th Annual Convention.  The two-day meeting is scheduled for October 8 and 9, 2016, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel.

Robert has volunteered for the Marshall Medical Outreach (MMO), a clinic for the homeless in Huntington, WV, for the past seven years.  He is also coordinator for Marshall University School of Pharmacy students assisting with the MMO outreach.  Most recently the MMO team has deployed to assist flood victims in Rainelle, WV, where they provided tetanus vaccines as well as medical use.

For the past five years, Robert has also volunteered at the Coalition for the Homeless in providing shelter and food for the poor.  He is also active in Project Homeless Connect in providing items and services to the underprivileged in Huntington.

He is chair of Drug Abuse Prevention and serves on the Executive Committee of the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Program, a United Way project with the goal to prevent alcohol and substance abuse.