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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. Review the 2023 IPA Awards Book.

Click the title of each award for description, history and nomination submission. Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2024
Bowl of Hygeia
2023 Recipient  Wendy Kinne, PharmD, Boone

Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist
2023 Recipient  William (Bill) Drilling, RPh, Sioux City

Thomas R. Temple Mentorship Award
2023 Recipient  CoraLynn Trewet, MS, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Ankeny

Honorary President
2023 Recipient  Betty Grinde, RPh, Story City

Excellence in Innovation
2023 Recipient  Ben Miskle, PharmD, Iowa City

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 
2023 Recipient  Rob Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, Waterloo

Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
2023 Recipient  Lisa Lambi, PharmD, BCPS, North Liberty

Patient Care Partner Award
2023 Recipient  Story County Medical Center, Nevada

Appreciation Award
2023 Recipient (Corporate)  Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2023 Recipient (Individual)  Cathy Temple, Urbandale

Pharmacy Technician of the Year 
2023 Recipient  Shannon Hahn, CPhT, Nevada

Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award
2023 Recipient (Drake University)  Nirjan Bhattarai, PharmD Candidate 2024
2023 Recipient (University of Iowa) Sidney Vancil, PharmD Candidate 2024

Poster Presentation (presented by the IPA Foundation)
2023 Recipient "Patient Satisfaction with Pharmacist Involvement in an MAT Clinic" - Emma Piehl, PharmD; Matthew J. Witry; Linnea A. Polgreen; Stevie R. Veach; Rachel I. Otting; Amanda A. Powers; Jess P. Smith

Good Governance Award
2024 Recipient  Representative Michael Bergan

Legislative Champion Award
2024 Recipient  Mike Andreski, PhD, West Des Moines

Past Awards