|PBA alumna Dr. Julie Lynch McDonald receives the Warren E. Weaver Service Award from Dr. Keith Allhands, board member for Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) and chair of the awards committee.|
Dr. Julie Lynch McDonald, a 2008 graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Gregory School of Pharmacy, received the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International’s highest award, the Warren E. Weaver Service Award, during the organization’s recent annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The award is named after Dr. Warren E. Weaver, dean emeritus of the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, and founding father of the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI). The award is presented to the person who most exemplifies Christ’s example in service to others through the organization. The award is presented when an outstanding individual who deserves recognition is identified rather than annually.
Dr. McDonald is employed at Whale Tail Pharmacy, Craig, Alaska. The pharmacy’s patients described Dr. McDonald as a comfort and counselor to her many customers. She reaches out to help and serve others from all walks of life and shows genuine empathy to those hurting, they said.
Dr. McDonald was nominated last year for the Alaska Pharmacists Association’s Outstanding Young Pharmacist of Alaska. She and her husband, Kevin, are active in the New Hope Baptist Church in Craig and recently completed a medical missions trip to Uganda.