2021 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Awardee
George H. Hinkle
Medical Health Physicist, Laser Safety Officer and Non-Medical X-ray Officer
The Ohio State University
“It is a great honor to be selected a Distinguished Alumnus of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. I cherish the memories of my years on campus and hold Purdue University in such high regard. The Purdue Pharmacy education and nuclear pharmacy specialty training under direction of my mentor and friend, the late Dr. Stan Shaw, prepared me for a life’s work that was fulfilling and rewarding.””
BS 1975, MS 1977 Purdue University
- American Pharmacists Association’s 2008 Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award
- American Pharmacists Association’s 2010 William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice
- Elected Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association-FAPhA in 1996 and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists-FASHP in 1993
- Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist (BCNP) since 1983
- Twelve years of service on the Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Council including six years as Chair and six years of service on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties including three years as Chair
- Development of the Nuclear Pharmacy Certificate Program at The Ohio State University where over 400 pharmacists have been trained to become authorized nuclear pharmacists
George H. Hinkle is a graduate of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy where he received his MS in Bionucleonics in 1975. He worked primarily in academics teaching, conducting radiopharmaceutical developmental research and providing nuclear pharmacy services and patient care at the University of Oklahoma then at The Ohio State University (OSU). In 2011, he retired from the OSU College of Pharmacy and OSU Medical Center as the Director of Nuclear Pharmacy Services.
In 2011, he joined the Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of Cardinal Health as Director of Learning Management. In 2015, he returned to OSU as the University Radiation Safety Officer and Medical Health Physicist. He holds an Emeritus Professor position at the OSU College of Pharmacy. Along with his teaching duties at OSU, he developed a Nuclear Pharmacy Certificate Program continuing pharmacy education program training over 400 authorized nuclear pharmacists. George currently serves on the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant review process.
George was elected a Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association in 1996 and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists in 1993, he became a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist in 1983. He served four 3-year terms on the Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Council and six years on the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.
George was the recipient of the 2008 American Pharmacists Association’s Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award and in 2010 he received the William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice.