SWOSU's Pray Wins Prestigious National Award


2008-04-02aSouthwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Professor Dr. Steve Pray is being honored by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Pray will receive the association’s 2008 Henry Cade Memorial Award in recognition of Pray’s support of NABP and its member boards of pharmacy. Pray is only the ninth recipient of this special award that was established in 1994 and epitomizes the cooperation of the pharmaceutical industry with NABP

Pray will receive the honor at NABP’s annual meeting this May in Baltimore.

The Henry Cade Memorial Award was established to recognize the assistance provided to the state boards of pharmacy and NABP in protecting the public health by individual members of the pharmaceutical industry with NABP.

Pray is currently the Bernhardt Professor of Nonprescription Products and Devices in the SWOSU College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, where he has taught for more than 30 years. He has authored hundreds of articles and several textbooks in the pharmacy field.

He is a 1972 graduate of SWOSU. He earned a master’s degree in health administration in 1976 from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. In 1983, he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in pharmacy practice/clinical pharmacy from Purdue University.

Pray has long been interested and involved in standardized testing, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy/North American Pharmacist Licensing Examination (NABPLEX) Review Committee. Pray has been a long-time member of the NABPLEX Review Committee, serving from 1986 until 2003.