Leadership Legacy

The Award

The Harold N. Godwin Leadership Legacy Award recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to the profession of pharmacy by alumni and friends of the KU residency training programs.  

The University of Kansas Hospital and the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy offer five residency programs: Health System Pharmacy Administration/Masters (PGY2), Drug Information (PGY2), Oncology Pharmacy (PGY2), Pharmacy (PGY1) and Community Pharmacy (PGY1).

The Harold N. Godwin Leadership Legacy Award is presented annually at a luncheon held in conjunction with the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each December. The honoree is later invited to the KU campuses in the spring for a leadership lecture to current residents, students, and metropolitan health care practitioners.

The Legacy

The Harold N. Godwin Leadership Legacy encompasses those residents trained at the KU Medical Center and those residents currently being trained by former KU residents. 

KU Legacy Residency Programs include those programs offered at University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics; Blount Memorial Hospital (TN); Froedtert Hospital (WI); Cleveland Clinic, Lawrence Memorial Hospital (KS); Tufts Medical Center (MA); Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MO); University of Iowa Hopsitals and Clinics; MUSC Medical Center (SC); Baylor Medical Center (TX); Mayo Clinic-Rochester (MN); Shands at the University of Florida; The Methodist Hopsital System (TX); Denver Health Mecial Center; and at Oregon Health Sciences Hospital.


2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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