ASHP Award of Honor

Established in 1966, the ASHP Board of Directors’ Award of Honor recognizes individuals outside the pharmacy discipline who have made extraordinary national or worldwide contributions to the health field. This award, which is conferred at the discretion of the ASHP Board of Directors, may be presented annually at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting or other appropriate function. One or more awards may be conferred each year.

Criteria and Eligibility

ASHP members are invited, annually, to suggest nominees in writing with substantiating evidence. Nominations should state the extraordinary national or worldwide contributions that the nominee has made to the health field.

Nominees must be individuals who practice outside the pharmacy discipline. Current ASHP Board members and ASHP staff are not eligible.

Nominating Instructions

The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2016. Nominations are to be transmitted electronically using the ASHP Awards Nomination Form. To reference the criteria for the award, please see the 2016 Call for Award Nominations.

If you have any questions about the Awards Program, please contact:

Rachael McGarry
Office of Member Relations

Current and Past Recipients

2015 Christine K. Cassel, M.D., MACP, President and CEO, National Quality Forum
2014 Jerod M. Loeb, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission
2013 Judy L. Smetzer, RN, BSN, Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
2012 June L. Dahl, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
2011 Charles R. Denham, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, HCC Corporation
2010 Joseph W. Cranston, Jr. Ph.D., Retired Director, Division of Science, Research and Technology, American Medical Association
2009 Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
2008 Thomas H. Connor, Ph.D., Research Biologist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
2008 Steven A. Schroeder, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF
2007 Janet M. Corrigan, Ph.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Quality Forum
2007 William E. Evans, Pharm.D., Chief Executive Officer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
2006 David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc., Chief, General Medicine Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital
2005 Donald M. Berwick, M.D., MPP, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
2004 Dennis S. O'Leary, M.D., President, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
2004 RADM Arthur J. Lawrence, Ph.D., R.Ph., Assistant Surgeon and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health,  DHHS/Office of the Secretary/OPHS
2003 Ron J. Anderson, M.D., President  and Chief Executive Officer, Parkland Health and Hospital System
2003 Kevin Roberg, Delphi Ventures
2002 Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D., M.Ph., President and CEO, National Quality Forum
2001 Lucian L. Leape, M.D., Harvard School of Public Health
2001 Marvin Samson, Chief Executive Officer, Samson Medical Technologies
1999 Richard E. Surface, Director of Professional Relations, Roxane Laboratories
1999 Daniel Nona, Executive Director, American Council on Pharmaceutical Education
1998 Gerald C. Wojta, President, Roxane Laboratories
1994 Kevin E. Lofton, Chief Executive Officer, University of Alabama Hospital
1989 VADM C. Everett Koop, M.D., former Surgeon General of the United States
1988 Charles A. LeMaistre, M.D., President, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, University of Texas
1981 Dan Kushner, Editor, American Druggist
1976 Donald C. Carner, Executive Vice President, Memorial Hospital Medical Center
1973 Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D., Vice President of Health Sciences, State University of New York, Stonybrook
1971 John D. Porterfield, M.D., Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, Chicago
1969 James L. Goddard, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C.
1966 Ray E. Brown, Executive Vice President, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago


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