Ardis Meier Named 2010 Outstanding Alumna
Colonel (Ret.) Ardis J. Meier (B.S.P. '77) of Lusk, Wyo., is the 2010 UW School of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumna. After graduating in 1977, Col. Meier served as a pharmacy adviser at the Pharmacy College at Hampton University in Virginia. She also held faculty preceptor appointments at the College of Pharmacies at the University of Illinois, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of the Pacific. She earned a master of science in pharmacy practice from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1988.
Col. Meier was assigned to the 1st Medical Group at Langley, Virg. and was the chief (director) of the pharmacy and the director of ancillary services for TRICARE Region 2. She was later assigned to Andrews AFB in Maryland as the director of pharmacy at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, and was attached to the AF Surgeons Office at Bolling AFB, D.C. as the associate chief of the Biomedical Sciences Corps for Pharmacy and the AF Pharmacy Consultant to the AF Surgeon General. During her military career, she received numerous meritorious service awards and commendations and rose to the position of the chief pharmacy consultant to the USAF Surgeon General. Col. Meier retired in 2004 following 26 years of service.
She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the United States Pharmacopoeia, and the Society of Air Force Pharmacy. She was named a notable alumna by UW's Alumni Association and is a member of the School of Pharmacy Dean's Advisory Council.