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 2019 IPA Awards are due by February 1, 2019. Click the title of each award for description, history and nomination submission.
Bowl of Hygeia 
2018 Recipient: Michelle Cooper, RPh - Eagle Grove

Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist 
2018 Recipient: William J. Wimmer, JD - West Des Moines

Honorary President
2018 Recipient: June Johnson, BS, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BC-ADM - Johnston

Excellence in Innovation
2018 Recipient: Michelle Bottenberg, PharmD, BCPS - Waukee

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 
2018 Recipient: Morgan Herring, PharmD, BCPS - West Des Moines

Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
2018 Recipient: Christopher Clayton, PharmD, MBA - Manchester

Patient Care Partner Award
2018 Recipient: Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center - Waterloo

Appreciation Award
2018 Recipient (Individual): Thomas Evans, MD, FAAFP - Des Moines
2018 Recipient (Corporate):  Novo Nordisk

Pharmacy Technician of the Year 
2018 Recipient: Amanda West, CPhT - Conrad

Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award
2018 Recipient (Drake University): Michael Harvey, PharmD Candidate 2019
2018 Recipient (University of Iowa): Grant Jerkovich, PharmD Candidate 2019

Poster Presentation
2018 Recipient: "Pharmacist Led Medicare Annual Wellness Visits at a Family Medicine Clinic" - Sara Wiedenfeld, PharmD, BCPS

Past Awards