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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. 

Nominations for the 2018 IPA Awards are due by February 1, 2018. Click the title of each award for description, history and nomination submission.
Bowl of Hygeia 
2017 Recipient: Timothy D. Becker, RPh, BSPharm - Mason City

Robert G. Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist 
2017 Recipient: Bernard Sorofman, PhD, FAPhA - Iowa City

Honorary President
2017 Recipient: June Johnson, BS, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BC-ADM - Des Moines

Excellence in Innovation
2017 Recipient: Jordan Schultz, PharmD, MSCS, BCACP - Iowa City

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 
2017 Recipient: Brett Barker, PharmD - Nevada

Health-System Pharmacist of the Year
2017 Recipient: Michael Brownlee, PharmD, MS, FASHP - Iowa City

Patient Care Partner Award
2017 Recipient: Ann Broderick, MD, MS - Iowa City

Appreciation Award
2017 Recipient (Individual): Patricia Quinlisk, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon) - Des Moines
2017 Recipient (Corporate):  Pace Alliance - Lawrance, KS

GenerationRx Award 

Pharmacy Technician of the Year 
2017 Recipient: Jane McLaughlin, CPhT - Dubuque

Jerry Karbeling Leadership Award
2017 Recipient (Drake University): Anne Stella, PharmD Candidate 2018
2017 Recipient (University of Iowa): Casey O’Connell, PharmD Candidate 2018

Poster Presentation
2017 Recipient: "Superior Patient Outcomes Through an Integrated Specialty Pharmacy Practice Model at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC)" - Alex Mersch, PharmD, MBA, BCPS; Kim Spading, RPh, MBA; Emily Dierickx, PharmD

Past Awards