UNE’s Gayle Brazeau to receive Maine pharmacy educator award

Gayle Brazeau

August 04, 2017

Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., professor in the College of Pharmacy, has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Douglas H. Kay Distinguished Pharmacy Educator award.

This award, named after Maine’s most celebrated and nationally recognized pharmacy educator, recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to pharmacy education in Maine. It is awarded to individuals who have had a positive influence in the lives of future generations of pharmacists in the state. Nominees must have shown a commitment to the overall mission and objectives of pharmacy education with at least 15 years of experience in any type of pharmacy education, including teaching, precepting and mentoring of trainees.

Brazeau was selected for her continuous efforts and commitment to the overall mission of pharmacy education. The award recognizes her teaching, mentoring and precepting of students along with her professional and public engagement. Brazeau was also chosen for her research and scholarly activities related to pharmacy, as well as her impact on pharmacy education at the local, regional and national levels.

Speaking about the award, Brazeau said, “Dean Douglas Kay was an excellent mentor, colleague and friend who showed us each day how to be positively and enthusiastically committed to pharmacy education, to pharmacy and to the success of others. He was fondly remembered as the 'Dean of Deans' in the pharmacy academy. It was a blessing to learn and be supported by Dean Kay in the College of Pharmacy. This recognition reflects the honor of working with and learning from Dean Kay as well as working with the many outstanding and dedicated UNE College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students, as well as the many outstanding pharmacists across the State of Maine.”

Brazeau will be recognized with this award at the Maine Pharmacy Association Sesquicentennial Annual meeting. The event will take place Saturday, October 14 at Portland’s Holiday Inn by the Bay.


To learn more about the University of New England’s College of Pharmacy visit www.une.edu/pharmacy

To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions

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