Ron Koch, PhD, is the Legacy Achievement Award Winner, 2018
The Legacy Achievement Award honors the UIC College of Pharmacy’s longstanding history by celebrating its tradition of excellence in all areas of pharmacy including research, education, administration and practice at all levels-locally, nationally and beyond. This award recognizes the vital role in building and advancing the prestigious legacy of our great college. The 2018 Legacy Award recipient is Dr. Ronald Koch.
Ronald L. Koch, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Associate Professor of the College of Pharmacy. He was a faculty member in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Director of Pharmaceutics Laboratories - Chicago and Rockford. A 1970 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Koch completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree, in 1976, from the UIC, Graduate College. His areas of research were drug metabolism and percutaneous drug delivery. He has over 100 abstracts and papers published. He has numerous teaching awards, seven Teacher of the Year awards, 5 Golden Apple Awards and a Campus Excellence in Teaching award.
Although he retired from the college in 2012, he continues to interview prospective College of Pharmacy and Honors College candidates. He reviews dossiers for scholarships and volunteers for other activities for the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Advancement. He recently returned to help teach the pharmaceutics courses. He has a private consulting service regarding compounding practices and uncovering fraudulent practices in both medicine and pharmacy. He also serves as a consultant to various law firms and the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. He is the father of two children, a daughter and a son.