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Remembering Parviz Boodjeh ’54

Mr. Boodjeh receiving the honorary doctorate from The University of Toledo in 2008. Photo by Chappell Graduation Images.

Mr. Boodjeh receiving the honorary doctorate from The University of Toledo in 2008. Photo by Chappell Graduation Images.

The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is saddened to announce the recent passing of Parviz Boodjeh, a member of the class of 1954. Mr. Boodjeh was best known as the founder and CEO of Discount Drug Mart, a pharmacy chain operated primarily in northeastern Ohio. His commitment to pharmacy education and his generosity in contributing to the education of pharmacy students at The University of Toledo can be seen throughout the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as the names of Mr. Boodjeh and his late wife, Mildred, grace eight laboratories in the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center.

For his contributions to the pharmacy community, Mr. Boodjeh received an honorary doctorate from The University of Toledo in 2008. His impact as a pharmacist and as a supporter of pharmacy education will undoubtedly be felt for generations at The University of Toledo and far beyond.

Students throughout the state of Ohio have benefited from Mr. Boodjeh’s focus on pharmacy education through the Discount Drug Mart scholarship awards. The Discount Drug Mart Pharmacy Scholarship supports P3 and P4 pharmacy students who intend to work in retail or community pharmacy, while the P1-P3 PharmD Scholarship supports student interns. Discount Drug Mart also sponsors a Contingent Admit Scholarship for highly qualified freshmen and a PharmD/Ursuline Partnership Scholarship for students who took part in the transfer program between The University of Toledo and Ursuline College. All Discount Drug Mart scholarships gave preference to students from Northeast Ohio, a key recruitment region for the college.

Past recipients of Discount Drug Mart scholarships are Souhail Francis of Avon Lake, Kelsey Johnson of Cleveland, Rachel McClure of Kent, Megan Gregory of Uniontown, Edward Cosma of Strongsville, Mckenzie Hall of Greenwich, Tyler Naegele of Pickerington, Chad Smith of Elyria, Eric Betka of Lorain, Megan Brinkman of Broadview Heights, and Ryan Podolski of North Royalton. Each of these students can attest to the influence of Mr. Boodjeh on the lives of pharmacy students at The University of Toledo.


February 2015 Refill e-newsletter

The February 2015 issue of Refill, the e-newsletter of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is now available online.

In this issue:

  • Remembering Parviz Boodjeh ‘54
  • Pharmacy Student-Athletes: Auckley, Gonring and North
  • Introducing Dr. F. Scott Hall
  • Amanda Bryant-Friedrich’s Stanley C. Israel Regional Award
  • PharmD/MBA Dual Degree program
  • Allan Zaenger ’79 leads Charitable Pharmacy
  • Clinical Skills Competition Winners, Hazelden and Israel
  • Student Conferences and Presentations
  • Outstanding Alumni Nominations