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IPA Awards

The Iowa Pharmacy Association takes great pride in recognizing individuals for their contributions of leadership, patient care, professional involvement and public service. These awards, presented during IPA’s annual meeting, serve to capture Iowa pharmacy’s spirit of service and its culture of professionalism. 

Nominations for the 2017 IPA Awards are due by February 1, 2017. Click the title of each award for description, history and nomination submission.
Bowl of Hygeia 
2016 Recipient: Kenneth Anderson, RPh - Preston

Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist 
2016 Recipient: Lloyd Jessen, BS Pharm, JD - Des Moines

Honorary President
2016 Recipient: Jane DeWitt, RPh - Iowa City

Excellence in Innovation
2016 Recipient: Chris Donner-Tiernan, PharmD, MBA - Fort Dodge

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 
2016 Recipient: Ashley Dohrn, PharmD, CGP - Le Claire

Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
2016 Recipient: Erik Maki, PharmD, BCPS - Johnston

Patient Care Partner Award
2016 Recipient: Aneesa Afroze, MD - Des Moines

Appreciation Award
2016 Recipients (Individual): Visionaries of the Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Endowment: Ray Buser, RPh - Fairfax; Michele Evink, MS, PharmD, CGP, FASCP - Oceola; Tom Halterman, RPh - West Des Moines; Jim Miller, RPh - Dubuque; Matt Osterhaus, RPh, FASCP, FAPhA - Maquoketa

GenerationRx Award 
2016 Recipient: Noelle Johnson, PharmD, BCACP, CGP - Urbandale

Pharmacy Technician of the Year 
2016 Recipient: Tammy Sharp-Becker, CPhT - Ames

Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award
2016 Recipient (Drake University): Elizabeth Bald, PharmD Candidate 2017
2016 Recipient (University of Iowa): Robert Nichols, PharmD Candidate 2017

Poster Presentation
2016 Recipient: "Changes in Pharmacy Practice Due to a Change in Prescription Refill Processing: The Iowa New Practice Model" - Michael Andreski, BS Pharm, MBA, PhD; Megan Myers, PharmD

Past Awards