Honoring a legacy
College of Pharmacy launches scholarship fund to honor longtime professor
The University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy community is coming together to honor the memory of an exceptional individual who dedicated 32 years of his life to shaping the future of pharmacy education.
Steven A. Myre, professor and PharmD, left an indelible mark on the field of pharmacokinetics and renal transplantation. A year ago, he unexpectedly lost his battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire and impact the lives of those he touched.
Myre earned his pharmacy degree in 1975, embarking on a journey that would see him become a pioneer in the field of pharmacokinetics. His expertise in renal transplantation made him a world-renowned authority, contributing significantly to advancements in pharmaceutical sciences. For 32 years, he devoted his time and energy to UC, passionately sharing his knowledge with countless students.
Beyond his professional achievements, Myre was a loving father who adored the University of Cincinnati. His commitment to his family extended to the UC community, where he became a familiar face, known for chasing down the Bearcat for his toddler at football games. His love for UC was evident in every aspect of his life, from his teaching to his interactions with students.
Myre's impact on students extended beyond the classroom. Patricia Wigle, PharmD, professor at the UC College of Pharmacy, remembers him for his down-to-earth nature and sense of humor. He seamlessly incorporated patient stories, including his own experiences, into his teaching. Myre inspired students to think critically, maintaining high expectations while also knowing when to lighten the mood with a wink and an easier question.
In honor of Myre's legacy, his family, including his UC-educated wife and daughter, have launched the Steven A. Myre Endowed Scholarship Fund. The goal is to raise $50,000 to support pharmacy students at the University of Cincinnati for generations to come. The Myre family has tirelessly worked to spread the word, but there is still a long way to go.
Reflecting on his last days, Myre expressed his hope that his life had left a lasting impression and made a difference. The scholarship fund provides an opportunity for the UC College of Pharmacy community to come together, remember him fondly and contribute to the dreams of future pharmacy students. Every donation is a step towards continuing Myre's legacy and ensuring that his impact endures through the education and success of aspiring pharmacists.
The Steven A. Myre Endowed Scholarship Fund is a testament to a life well-lived and a career dedicated to shaping the minds of future pharmacists. As the UC College of Pharmacy community rallies to support this noble cause, they not only honor Myre's memory but also invest in the bright future of pharmacy education.
The impact of this scholarship fund will echo through generations, reflecting the passion and dedication of a beloved professor and father.
Featured photo at top of Myre, left, and colleagues celebrating the College of Pharmacy's 150th anniversary. Photo provided.