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 2020 IPA Awards are due by February 1, 2020. Click the title of each award for description, history and nomination submission.
Bowl of Hygeia 
2019 Recipient: Marilyn Osterhaus, RPh - Maquoketa

Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist 
2019 Recipient: Stephen Hoag, PhD - (Posthumously)

Honorary President
2019 Recipient: John Rovers, PharmD, MIPH - Des Moines

Excellence in Innovation
2019 Recipient: Angie Hoth, PharmD, MPH - Iowa City

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 
2019 Recipient: Wesley Pilkington, PharmD - Waterloo

Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
2019 Recipient: Sharon Cashman, RPh - Waverly

Patient Care Partner Award
2019 Recipient: Christopher Hill, DO - Waterloo

Appreciation Award
2019 Recipient (Individual): New Practice Model
2019 Recipient (Corporate): Independent Pharmacy Cooperative

Pharmacy Technician of the Year 
2019 Recipient: Jessica Burge, CPhT - Des Moines

Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award
2019 Recipient (Drake University): Kelli Jo Welter, PharmD Candidate 2020
2019 Recipient (University of Iowa): Mohammed Fredericks, PharmD Candidate 2020

Poster Presentation (presented by the IPA Foundation)
2019 Recipient: "Improving Transitions from Hospital to Home through Expanded Discharge Communication Between Pharmacy Providers" - Chelsea McIntire, PharmD; Diane Reist, PharmD; Jordan Schultz, PharmD, MSCS, BCACP

Past Awards