College of Notre Dame of Pharmacy Dean receives New York award

Anne Y.F. Lin, Pharm.D., founding dean of College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will receive the Alumni Outstanding Achievement Medal from St. John’s University in New York on May 29.

The medal is conferred on an alumnus in recognition of outstanding professional achievement. It will be presented by Rev. Donald J. Harrington, CM, president of St. John’s University, at a convocation ceremony in Taffner Field House.

Dr. Lin received her doctor of pharmacy degree and bachelor of science in pharmacy from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.

Dr. Lin came to College of Notre Dame from Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., where she served as dean and professor of the College of Pharmacy-Glendale since 2004. Prior to Midwestern University, Dr. Lin was the founding chair of the department of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy & Nursing. She has also served as director of the doctor of pharmacy program at College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at St. John’s University and director of drug information services at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Dr. Lin received the Distinguished Alumna Award from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in 2005. Wilkes University awarded her the Outstanding Faculty Award 1996-97. She was named one of pharmacy’s seven future superstars by Drug Topics in 1991.

She is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy; American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and has served in elected positions and chaired numerous committees. Dr. Lin was a founding member of the American Chinese Pharmaceutical Association and served as the group’s president in 1991.

Last year, Dr. Lin was named an external examiner to Chinese University of Hong Kong’s master of science in clinical pharmacy program. Dr. Lin, a native of Hong Kong, was an external examiner when the program was founded in 1998 and was recently there for the program’s 10-year review.

“Anne Lin is admired and respected by her colleagues worldwide for her knowledge, integrity and gentle humor. The honor from St. John’s is well deserved,” said Mary Pat Seurkamp, Ph.D., president of College of Notre Dame. “We at College of Notre Dame are so very fortunate to have her as the founding dean of our School of Pharmacy.”

College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy, which welcomes its inaugural class in the fall, will be the first pharmacy school on the campus of a women’s college in the United States. The program, with approximately 70 students per class, will provide a distinctive focus on leadership development and women’s health care across the lifespan and will be open to women and men.

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