Craig Kimble: Recipient of 2019 Bowl of Hygeia Award

West Virginia Pharmacists Association Past President, Craig Kimble, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCACP, will be presented the Bowl of Hygeia Award by President Ken Reed during the 2019 Annual Convention at the Charleston Marriott, October 19.

Craig currently serves as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Experiential Learning at Marshall University, and Manager of Clinical Support Services working to develop the next generation of pharmacists and assist university pharmacy partners where possible.

He serves as Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Marshall, has several ongoing initiatives partnering with the Cabell Huntington Health Department to improve public health in West Virginia.

Craig is former recipient of the Upshire-Smith Innovative Practice Award for efforts in improving public health and immunizations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

Craig has volunteered an founded elective courses to help students develop personal financial skills and tackle their student loan debt. He helped found and advise the Marshall University chapter of Phi Delta Chi which promotes leadership and professionalism in pharmacy students. He also helps coordinate outreach volunteer activities for Phi Delta Chi at Marshall.

Craig wrote grants through the ASHP Foundation and Founded the Fruth Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program, which is now an ASHP accredited program developing advanced practice community pharmacists.

He served as a trainer for the APhA Diabetes Care and Immunization Programs across West Virginia, and served as a volunteer preceptor for multiple schools of pharmacy and technician training programs.

Craig serves on Hospice of Huntington Board of Trustees, and Hospice of Huntington Professional Advisory Committee. He is a regular participant and donor in Hospice of Huntington fundraising events. He is a volunteer and donor of United Way of the River Cities.

Craig has helped plan and place students for the Herd for Honduras program which is a medical mission trip with Marshall University School of Medicine to Honduras. He is a donor for Marshall University School of Pharmacy Campaign and the Big Green.

Craig regularly writes articles in area newspapers to increase awareness about such public health issues as immunizations, flu shots and other health related topics. He has served as a team captain for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.