Rockville, MD, May 25, 2022 – U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) today announced that Dennis Gorecki, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy and former Dean at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Canada), has been named the recipient of USP’s Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.
“In recognition of Dr. Gorecki’s more than 30 years of extraordinary volunteer service and dedication to USP, and tireless efforts to help ensure the quality of medicines and health products, we are proud to present him with this prestigious award,” said Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., CEO of USP. “Dr. Gorecki’s impact in advancing quality and in supporting generations of fellow volunteers through mentoring, leading and advising, has been immeasurable and will have profound impact on medicines quality in the future.”
“I’m humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Gorecki. “It’s a pleasure to continue to be a part of such a great organization, including the many hundreds of expert volunteers from around the world. These individuals are committed and inspired to do extraordinary work, all for the benefit of public health.”
"Dr. Gorecki has made remarkable contributions to public health through his work as a USP expert volunteer,” said Anthony Lakavage, Secretary of the USP Convention and SVP Global External Affairs. “The USP Convention is proud to present him with this award in recognition of his service and leadership, which will have lasting impact across generations.”
In addition to his standard-setting work, Dr. Gorecki has been a leader helping to foster collaboration and synergies across USP volunteer Expert Committees, leading to the development of more effective and impactful quality standards. Through his leadership and mentorship, he has also helped nurture pharmacopeial expertise and countless volunteer leaders.
Dr. Gorecki is the sixth recipient of the Beal Award, presented by the USP Convention to a person who has made outstanding contributions to public health while serving as a USP volunteer, either on an Expert Committee, through collaboration as a USP Convention Member, or by serving on the USP Board of Trustees. Though typically presented every five years during the USP Convention Membership Meeting, the celebration had been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality resources and standards for medicines, dietary supplements and food ingredients. Through our resources, standards, advocacy and education, USP helps increase the availability of quality medicines, supplements and foods for billions of people worldwide.