B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D., the Floyd D. Gottwald Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering, is an honoree in the 2019 Richmond Times-Dispatch Person of the Year program.
Gupton’s research focuses on improving global health care by making pharmaceutical production cleaner and more cost-effective. He is the founder of the Medicines for All Institute, whose mission is to improve access to affordable, high-quality medicine.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s civic recognition program, which began in 2015, honors 24 servant-leaders and others whose contributions strengthen and shape the Richmond region. The newspaper considers nominations from the public and selects honorees based on their achievements. The individuals will be featured in the December edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Richmond magazine.
On Dec. 16, 2019, they will be recognized at a luncheon, at which one honoree will be revealed as the RTD Person of the Year.