Recognition for excellence as an educator - the role he likes best - has been bestowed upon Dr. Harold H. Wolf, dean of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.

Wolf was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Board of Directors to receive the organization's Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award.The award, sponsored by Marion Laboratories, honors an association member for excellence in teaching, educationally-related research and service activities. It consists of an engraved Steuben glass owl and $2,500 cash prize and will be presented Aug. 2 at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago.

"The award represents the high point of my career to date. It is very satisfying and gratifying recognition, primarily because it represents distinction for being an educator, and I've always considered myself an educator," Wolf said. He also is involved in research, serving as co-investigator on a large research contract for the development of new anticonvulsant agents that has resulted in 10 promising new drugs now undergoing clinical trial.