Michael Millard, professor emeritus at Pacific University, is the 2021 Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA) Pharmacist of the Year.
Michael Millard, BPharm, MS, FOSHP
Fellow--Oregon Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 2016
MS, Pharmacy practice--Oregon State University, 1976
BPharm--Oregon State University, 1972
Professor Millard's practice and research interests include:
- Multi-system pharmacy management and leadership practice at Providence Health and Services
- Analysis and dissemination of current pharmacy laws and regulation thru professional organizations and liaison with legislature and Oregon Board of Pharmacy
- Principles of pharmacy practice management and leadership
Outside the Classroom
Professor Millard has been a long term member of OSHP, past president, pharmacist of the year, and Fellow of the Society. He has been a pharmacy leader for over 40 years as Director of Pharmacy for Kaiser Permanente, Legacy, Peacehealth, and OHSU. He currently serves as Legal and Public Affairs council co-chair for OSHP, member of the Pharmacy Coalition, Board of Directors of the Oregon Pharmacist Fund, and is chairman of the Advisory Commission for the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. He is am a informatics consultant with TRG, a consulting group in the pharmacy informatics area of practice.
He is the proud father of three--Matt, Zach and Brittany--and the grandfather of four--Malachi and Jaden (twin boys), Persephone, and Artemis. He spends much of my time reading, traveling, and of course, spending time with my friends and family. One of my grandsons has Cerebral Palsy, and I am an active advocate for all children who have special needs.
“In Mike Millard’s nearly 50-year career in pharmacy, he has effectively helped shape the hearts and minds of many practitioners of the succeeding generation,” said Professor Steve Arendt, a longtime colleague of Millard’s.