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We honor those who have served the profession.

Each year the Arizona Pharmacy Association encourages its members to nominate individuals in the pharmacy profession who they feel have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Look through the awards below and see how you can thank, through acknowledgement, the person who you believe deserves recognition.

 

Nominations are currently OPEN for 2023 and must be received no later than January 31, 2023. 

Mortor and Pestel

Pharmacist of the Year

Selection Criteria: An Arizona pharmacist who has actively demonstrated outstanding leadership and service for AzPA or for the profession of pharmacy in Arizona during the previous two years. Accomplishments should include providing significant AzPA organizational leadership and should reflect ongoing personal time and effort to mentor and/or serve the needs of AzPA members and Arizona pharmacy.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be an AzPA member and have demonstrated significant involvement in AzPA during the most recent two-year period.

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Technician of the Year

Selection Criteria: An Arizona pharmacy technician who has excelled in the field of pharmacy and has demonstrated a high level of service and professionalism in pharmacy during the previous two years. Contributions can relate to AzPA participation and/or activities related to the pharmacy profession.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must have demonstrated active involvement in AzPA during the most recent two-year period and be a member of AzPA.

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Student of the Year

Selection Criteria: An Arizona PharmD Candidate who has demonstrated significant leadership in Arizona Pharmacy in the previous year. Contributions can relate to AzPA participation, College of Pharmacy participation, and/or activities related to the pharmacy profession within his or her community.

Requirement: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be an AzPA member and a PharmD candidate enrolled at an accredited College of Pharmacy in the state of Arizona.

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Residency RPD/Preceptor of the Year *NEW*

Selection Criteria: A Residency Program Director/Preceptor who has actively demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and has a history of significant contributions to residency training in the role of preceptor and mentor. This person is a member of AZPA, an innovative educator and has a track record for instilling these qualities in their residents; positively influencing residents careers.

Requirements: Nominations must be made by a current resident or a member of AzPA who has closely worked with the nominee in their practice setting. The recipient must be an AzPA member and must have a resident presenting this year at Southwestern States Residency Conference.

Pharmacy Growth

Distinguished Young Pharmacist

Sponsored by Pharmacist Mutual

Selection Criteria: An Arizona pharmacist who has demonstrated significant leadership in Arizona pharmacy in the previous year. Contributions can relate to AzPA participation, activities within his/her professional practice, or community service.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be an Arizona pharmacist, licensed to practice for 5 years or less, and be a member of AzPA.

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Elias Schlossberg

Sponsored by the AZ ASHP State Affiliate

Selection Criteria: This award is the highest level of recognition for an Arizona pharmacist who has made significant contributions to health system pharmacy in the form of sustained exemplary lifetime service that reflects positively on the profession of pharmacy.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be an AzPA member. The recipient must not have previously received this award. Recipient will be asked to write a brief article that will be published in the Arizona Journal of Pharmacy.

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Bowl of Hygeia

Sponsored by NASPA and APhA Foundation

Selection Criteria: This award is the highest level of recognition provided to an Arizona pharmacist who:

  1. Has has made considerable contributions in terms of community service which may include involvement in governmental activities separate from, or in addition to, his or her job.
  2. Has compiled an outstanding record of community service, which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be a licensed pharmacist and an AzPA member. The recipient must be living-this award is not presented posthumously. The recipient must not have previously received this award. The recipient cannot be currently serving nor has he/she served within the immediate past two years as an officer of the Association in other than an ex-officio capacity. Recipient will be asked to write a brief article that will be published in the Arizona Journal of Pharmacy.

Outstanding Pharmacist

Exemplary Patient Care

Selection Criteria: An Arizona pharmacist or technician who provides or enables exemplary patient care, regardless of practice setting, by consistently providing exemplary patient care services, serving as a role model for contemporary pharmacy practice, by developing, supporting,  or fostering the development of an innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be a member of AzPA.

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Sponsored by the Arizona Pharmacy Foundation

Selection Criteria: A member of AzPA with at least 10 years of practice experience in Arizona who has demonstrated innovation or excellence in practice, education, or research. This person is an Arizona pharmacy pioneer who has been instrumental in advancing the profession of pharmacy by promoting the importance of innovation and integrity in the field.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be an AzPA member or, in the case of a posthumous award, a past member of APA, AzSHP or AzPA. The recipient must not have previously received this award.

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Excellence in Innovation

Sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc

Selection Criteria: An Arizona pharmacist who has demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care.

Requirement: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be a licensed practicing pharmacist and a member of AzPA.

Representative

Outstanding Pharmaceutical Associate

Selection Criteria: A pharmaceutical industry associate, who serves Arizona pharmacy, routinely demonstrates a very high level of professionalism, and is committed to improving medication use by supporting their customer’s patient care goals.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The recipient must be a member of AzPA.

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Pharmacy Appreciation

Selection Criteria: An individual who has demonstrated very special or unique interest and concern for the advancement of Arizona pharmacy, as reflected by dedicating significant personal time and effort in completion of one or more special activities or services for AzPA and/or the profession of pharmacy. Examples may include activities such as teaching, committee work, organizational recruitment, legislative processes, and pharmacy-related community involvement.

Requirements: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member. The The recipient may or may not be a pharmacist or AzPA member.

Corporate

Corporate Appreciation

Selection Criteria: A corporation or business who serves Arizona pharmacy, routinely demonstrates a very high level of professionalism, and is committed to improving the profession of pharmacy by supporting AzPA in a significant way.

Requirement: Nomination must be made by an AzPA member.