Posted by Brad Radice on 2012-03-01

McWhorter School of Pharmacy professor Michael Hogue has been elected as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice in the Pharmacy Academy.

Dr. Hogue will be presented a National Academies of Practice medallion and certificate at the NAP New Member Banquet March 24, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.

The National Academies of Practice is composed of 10 academies representing health care practices in the areas of dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, psychology, social work, veterinary medicine, and pharmacy.

“It is an honor to be named by the National Academies as a Fellow and Distinguished Practitioner.  I am humbled that my peers would nominate me for this recognition,” said Hogue.   “In reality, I have done nothing individually that is particularly special or outstanding – it is the team of people with whom I have worked for many years at Samford University and the Jefferson County Department of Health that have done some amazing things.”

Hogue is the Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair, as well as an Associate Professor for the McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

 “It is a special thing to work with a group of people who are always striving to achieve the very best in healthcare outcomes while educating the next generation of pharmacists,” adds Hogue.  “This award really belongs to the team.” 


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.