BUFFALO, N.Y -- A $100,000 bequest commitment from Robert J.
Miller, B.S. '59, of Youngstown, N.Y., will support the University
at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Miller is a guest lecturer in UB's School of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences and was a clinical instructor in geriatrics
and long-term care for more than 20 years. He served on the
school's national campaign committee during the "The Campaign for
UB: Generation to Generation" from 1999-2004 and received the
school's Preceptor of the Year award in 1980.
"I have long been affiliated with UB," said Miller. "UB gave so
much to me, helped me get a great start in my profession. I'm
thrilled to be able to include the School of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences in my planning."
Miller, the founder of 2121 Main Prescription Center, dba MPC
Health Care Services, providing pharmacy services to seniors
residing in nursing homes throughout Western New York, served as
president and CEO until its acquisition by Fay's Drugs in the late
1990s. Miller continues his professional activities through RJM
Consultants and his volunteer work with ASCP, the American Society
of Consultant Pharmacists.
"Bob is a leader in pharmacy. He has been particularly
active in the ASCP leadership at the local, state and national
level," said Wayne Anderson, dean of the school. "We are grateful
to him for his generosity and for keeping the school in his
long-range planning." Miller is currently president-elect of
Anderson said the unrestricted gift likely will support the work
of students, residents, fellows and faculty who share Miller's
passion in consultant and senior care pharmacy and working with the
frail elderly in long-term care. "The money could also
promote student leadership among UB's Pharm. D. students," said
Anderson, "so as to extend Bob's legacy to the next generation of
A bequest expectancy is a gift made through a will or other
similar instrument and, because of its planned aspect, allows UB to
plan well into the future. Miller's bequest expectancy will
be activated upon his death.
Miller served on UB's advisory council for the School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is an advisor to the
Pharmacist's Association of Western New York and developed student
ASCP chapters at New York state schools of pharmacy and at the
University of Florida. He assisted in drafting legislation in New
York for collaborative pharmacy practice. He is a fellow of ASCP
and the UB School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial
Miller received ASCP's 1994 Niemerov Grant for research in
long-term care, published in ASCP's award-winning, professional
magazine "The Consultant Pharmacist." In 1999 Miller was the
recipient of ASCP's prestigious Richard F. Berman Leadership