Taft Medal to Honor Co-Founder
Date: March 25, 2002
of Kendle International Inc.
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News
This year's top alumni award at the University of Cincinnati will be presented on Wednesday, April 24, to a woman who has led a distinguished career as a pharmacy educator and co-founder of one of the world's largest publicly-held clinical research organizations.
UC's Alumni Association will present the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement to Candace Kendle, PharmD, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Kendle International Inc., a Cincinnati-based provider of global drug research and clinical testing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Kendle, a resident of Indian Hill, has guided the company from its origins as a small, private concern in 1981 to a public company with more than 1,700 associates on four continents.
The award will be given at the 2002 UC Day Banquet April 24 at UC's Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel Ballroom with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
Kendle earned her bachelor's and doctorate degrees in pharmacy from UC in 1970 and 1972, respectively. She is a graduate of Indian Hill High School. Her early career was spent as a faculty member in pharmacy and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and UC's College of Pharmacy.
Kendle is active in UC's Alumni Association and UCATS. She serves as a UC Foundation trustee, a UCATS board member and advisory board member for the colleges of Business Administration and Pharmacy.
She also is active in the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and The Committee of 200, a group of eminent entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. She serves as a director of the H.J. Heinz Company, the Isabella Venture Fund and UMD Inc.
Three other awards will be given at the UC Day Banquet: The Alumni Distinguished Service Award, the Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Association Outstanding Achievement Award and the Faculty Member of the Year Award.
Awards will be presented after dinner.
Reservations by April 17: $75 per person.
Information: Alumni Center at (513) 556-4344.