The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of the 2018 Awards and Honors Program recipients. Honorees will be officially recognized at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Nashville, TN, March 16-19, 2018. The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.
American Pharmacists Association – Profession-Wide Awards:
- Remington Honor Medal - Highest Honor in Pharmacy – Harold N. Godwin, BSPharm, MS, RPh, FASHP, FAPhA, of Overland Park, KS. The award recognizes distinguished service on behalf of American pharmacy during the preceding years, culminating in the past year or during a long period of outstanding activity or fruitful achievement. This award is considered the highest honor in American Pharmacy.
- Hugo H. Schaefer Award – Robert L. Alesiani, PharmD, BCGP, of Lumberton, NJ. The award recognizes outstanding voluntary contributions to the organization, the profession, and society.
- Hubert H. Humphrey Award – Timothy L. Tucker, PharmD, FAPhA, of Huntingdon, TN. The award recognizes APhA members who have made major contributions in government and legislative service at the local, state or national level.
- Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award – Cortney Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, of Indian Trail, NC. The award recognizes an individual pharmacist who actively contributes to the community through his or her involvement in the political process.
- Honorary Membership – Patricia L. Worthen, of Cincinnati, OH. Honorary membership in APhA is conferred by the Board of Trustees upon individuals, either within the profession of pharmacy or outside of it, whose activities and achievements have had a significant positive impact on public health, the pharmacy profession, and its practitioners.
- Honorary President – Stanley M. Shaw, PhD, FAPhA, FASHP, FFIP, of Battleground, IN. Honorary President of APhA is conferred by the Association upon a member who has made significant contributions to the Association.
- Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award – Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, FAPhA, of Arlington, VA. The award recognizes an individual who has promoted and encouraged pharmacists to attain leadership positions through example, acting as a role model and mentor.
- H.A.B. Dunning Award – Community Pharmacy Foundation. This award recognizes an exemplary contribution to APhA and the practice of pharmacy by a pharmaceutical manufacturer, provider of support products or service, or other entities such as wholesalers, chain corporations, etc.
- Distinguished Federal Pharmacist Award – Anthony P. Morreale, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP, of La Jolla, CA. The award recognizes pharmacists who distinguish themselves and the profession through outstanding contributions in federal pharmacy practice resulting in significant improvements in the health of the nation and the populations they serve.
- Distinguished New Practitioner Award – David R. Steeb, PharmD, MPH, of Chapel Hill, NC. The award recognizes a new practitioner, within his/her first five years of practice, who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service and commitment to the profession of pharmacy.
- Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award – Kristin A. Casper, PharmD, BCACP, of Columbus, OH. The award recognizes a community pharmacy residency director or preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in precepting, mentoring, leadership and community pharmacy residency program administration.
- Generation Rx Award of Excellence – Charles J. Broussard, BSPharm, MEd, FAPhA, of Maineville, OH. The award recognizes a pharmacist that has demonstrated a commitment to the mission of substance abuse education.
Fellows of the American Pharmacists Association:
Fellows are either members of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) or the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) with a minimum of ten years professional experience. To become a Fellow, members must have demonstrated exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession through activities with APhA and other national, state or local professional organizations.
Fellows selected by APhA-APPM are:
- Jennifer L. Adams, PharmD, EdD
- Richard L. Green, BSPharm, BCNP
- Rupal Mansukhani, PharmD
- Kenneth L. McCall III, PharmD, BCGP
- Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, CHWC
- Ronald A. Nosek, Jr., RPh, MS, FASHP
- Sarah Ray, PharmD, BCPS
- Rebecca P. Snead , BSPharm
- Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS
- May Woo, BSPharm
Fellows selected by APhA-APRS are:
- Gary E. DeLander, BSPharm, PhD
- Lisa M. Guirguis, BScPharm, MSc, PhD
- Pamela Heaton, BSPharm, MS, PhD
- Erin Holmes, PharmD, PhD
- Karen Hudmon, BSPharm, MS, DrPH
- Jan Kavookjian, MBA, PhD
- Monina R. Lahoz, BSIP, MS, PhD
- Beth A. Martin, BSPharm, MS, PhD
- Nathaniel Rickles, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
- Andy Stergachis, BPharm, PhD
American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Awards:
- Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award – Bella H. Mehta, PharmD, FAPhA, of Columbus, OH. The award recognizes a pharmacy practitioner, in any practice setting, who has distinguished himself/herself and the profession through outstanding performance and achievements.
Distinguished Achievement Awards:
- Pharmacy Practice – Stefanie P. Ferreri, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, of Chapel Hill, NC. The award recognizes an individual who has developed and/or implemented an innovative, original pharmacy program or service which is significant to their area of practice.
- Service – Emily Prohaska, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP of Overland Park, KS and Melissa Skelton Duke, PharmD, MS, BCPS of Phoenix, AZ. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant or sustained contributions in the area of service to their community, their state or at the national level.
- William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice – Duann V. Thistlethwaite, BSPharm, BCNP, FAPhA, of Jefferson, PA. The award recognizes an APhA-APPM member who has made significant or sustained contributions to the practice of nuclear pharmacy.
- Pharmacy Management Excellence Award – Brian Komoto, PharmD, of Visalia, CA. The award recognizes an APhA member, in any practice setting, who has distinguished himself/herself and the profession through outstanding performance in the area of pharmacy management.
American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) Awards:
- Takeru Higuchi Research Prize – Gordon Amidon, BSPharm, MA, PhD, of Ann Arbor, MI. The award recognizes the highest accomplishments in pharmaceutical sciences, and is international in scope and stature.
- Research Achievement Award in the Pharmaceutical Sciences – Betsy Sleath, BSPharm, MS, PhD, of Chapel Hill, NC. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding, meritorious achievement in any of the pharmaceutical sciences.
- Clinical Research Paper Award – Michael E. Klepser, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, of Kalamazoo, MI. The award promotes and encourages high quality clinical research or practice based research in the clinical sciences by recognizing an original research article in this area which has been published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). Klepser was selected in recognition of his paper, “Effectiveness of a pharmacist-physician collaborative program to manage influenza-like illness,” which was published in the January-February 2016 issue.
- Ebert Prize – M. Jack Borrok, PhD, of Gaithersburg, MD. The award recognizes the author(s) of the best report of original investigation of a medicinal substance published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the past year. Borrock was selected in recognition of his paper, “An “Fc-Silenced” IgG1 Format With Extended Half-Life Designed for Improved Stability,” published in the January 3, 2017, online issue.
- Wiederholt Prize – Olufunmilola Abraham, BSPharm, MS, PhD, of Allison Park, PA. The award recognizes the best paper published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), within the past two calendar years, describing original investigation in the areas of economic, social or administrative sciences. Abraham was selected in recognition of her paper, “Pediatric medication use experiences and patient counseling in community pharmacies: Perspectives of children and parents,” published in the November 11, 2016 online issue.
American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP):
· Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award – Sierra Woods, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. The award recognizes a student pharmacist who has successfully organized student pharmacist grassroots activity within their chapter and actively promoted the value of advocating for the profession.
- Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award – Valerie L. Ruehter, PharmD, of University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. The award recognizes advisors of APhA-ASP Chapters who have promoted, with distinction, the welfare of student pharmacists through various patient care project, community outreach, leadership development and professional opportunities.
- Outstanding Dean Award – Patricia D. Kroboth, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy The award recognizes school or college of pharmacy Deans who have made significant contributions to APhA-ASP chapters and who have promoted, with distinction, the welfare of student pharmacists through various community service, leadership and professional activities.
- Student Leadership Award – Established in 1983, the APhA Student Leadership Awards recognize outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability in APhA-ASP at the local, regional, and national levels of students who are currently in their next to the last year of pharmacy school. The awards are endowed by Procter & Gamble.
- Brandon Powell, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
- Myriam Shaw Ojeda, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
- Shannon Sittsworth, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
- Charles Summerlin, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
For further information on the award winners go to the APhA Awards and Honors Program on www.pharmacist.com.