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. 

Click the title of each award for description, history and nomination submission.
Bowl of Hygeia 
2020 Recipient Peter Fay, RPh - Adair

Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist 
2020 Recipient Julie W. Kuhle, BS Pharm - Indianola

Honorary President
2020 Recipient Tony Beraldi, BS Pharm - Council Bluffs

Excellence in Innovation
2020 Recipient Michael Daly, PharmD, MSCI, BCPS - Des Moines

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 
2020 Recipient Pamela (Wong) Wiltfang, PharmD, MPH, BA, CHES - Coralville

Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
2020 Recipient Andrew Miesner, PharmD, BCPS - Des Moines

Patient Care Partner Award
2020 Recipient Linda B. Kalin, BS, RN, CSPI - Sioux City

Appreciation Award
2020 Recipient (Individual) Senator Tom Greene, RPh - Burlington
2020 Recipient (Corporate) Wellmark's Value Based Pharmacy Program

Pharmacy Technician of the Year 
2020 Recipient Macey Calderwood, CPhT - Traer

Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award
2020 Recipient (Drake University) Olivia C. Welter, PharmD Candidate 2021
2020 Recipient (University of Iowa) Christine Lawson, PharmD Candidate 2021

Poster Presentation (presented by the IPA Foundation)
2020 Recipient "Community Pharmacist Use of Mobile ECG to Inform Drug Therapy Decision Making for Patients Receiving QTC Prolonging Medications" - James Hoehns, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP; Matthew Witry, PharmD, PhD; Mary Oelmann, PharmD; Ryan Froerichs, PharmD; Joe Greenwood, PharmD; Robert Nichols, PharmD; Brianna Hostert, PharmD; Jenna Beninga, PharmD; Wesley Pilkington, PharmD; Emily O’Brien, PharmD, BCACP; Adam Froyum-Roise, MD, MPH

Past Awards