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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 2022 IPA Awards Book.

Click the title of each award for description, history and nomination submission.
Bowl of Hygeia
2022 Recipient  Bob Stessman, RPh, Manning

Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist
2022 Recipient Donald E. Letendre, BSPh, PharmD, FASHP, Iowa City

Thomas R. Temple Mentorship Award
2022 Recipient  Thomas R. Temple, BS Pharm, MS, FAPhA, Urbandale

Honorary President
2022 Recipient Sharon Cashman, RPh, Waverly

Excellence in Innovation
2022 Recipient Deanna L. McDanel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, Coralville

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 
2022 Recipient Mylo Wells, PharmD, Bloomfield

Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
2022 Recipient Ashley Cook, PharmD, BCCCP, Adel

Patient Care Partner Award
2022 Recipient Daniel P. Runde, MD, MME, Iowa City

Appreciation Award
2022 Recipient (Corporate)  CEimpact​, Des Moines
2022 Recipient (Individual)  IPA Members, Across the State

Pharmacy Technician of the Year 
2022 Recipient Jillisa Legg, CPhT, Beaman

Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award
2022 Recipient (Drake University)  Molly Nelson, PharmD Candidate 2023
2022 Recipient (University of Iowa) Jose Rodriguez, PharmD Candidate 2023

Poster Presentation (presented by the IPA Foundation)
2022 Recipient "A Pharmacist-Created Guideline for Opioid Prescribing at Hospital Discharge Following Acute Traumatic Injury" - Darla Eastman, PharmD, BCPS; Anna Laire, PharmD Candidate 2023; Shannon Dicken, PharmD Candidate 2024

Good Governance Award
2023 Recipient  Senator Mike Klimesh

Legislative Champion Award
2023 Recipient  Linda Grimm, RPh, Missouri Valley

Past Awards