campbell-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A semi-retired professor of pharmacy at Washington State University was presented the 2014 Distinguished Services Award from the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators at their annual meeting in Seattle on March 22.

Professor Emeritus R. Keith Campbell devoted much time during his 45-year career at WSU to educating others about diabetes. He retired in November but is continuing to work in the field of diabetes from his office on the Pullman campus.

His contributions include numerous published papers and many local, state, national and international presentations, and he has been recognized with many awards.

Campbell was the first pharmacist elected to the board of directors of the American Diabetes Association and he was one of the 17 founding members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In 1989, the American Diabetes Association named him the Outstanding Health Educator in the field of Diabetes. The American Association of Diabetes Educators gave him the Distinguished Service Award.

The WSU College of Pharmacy created an endowed professorship in his name – the R. Keith Campbell Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Care – and he was the first professor to hold that title.

 

Contact:

R. Keith Campbell, WSU pharmacy professor emeritus, rkcamp@wsu.edu, 509-335-1548