ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award
Established in 2001, the ASHP Board of Directors’ Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes contributions to excellence in pharmacy practice leadership in acute and ambulatory care settings. The 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. Up to two awards may be conferred each year.
Mary Ann Kliethermes, Pharm.D., B.S. Pharm.
Vice-Chair and Professor
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Downers Grove, IL
Criteria and Eligibility
ASHP members are invited, annually, to suggest nominees in writing with substantiating evidence. Nominations should state how the nominee meets the following criteria:
- Record of having led sustained, progressive improvements in pharmacy services within specific U.S. hospitals or health systems, and
- Record of having achieved national prominence (such as through publications and presentations at professional conferences) for practice leadership.
Nominees must be pharmacists licensed to practice in the United States and current ASHP members. Current ASHP Board members and ASHP staff are not eligible.
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:
Office of Member Relations
Current and Past Recipients
||Mary Ann Kliethermes, Vice-Chair and Professor, Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University
||Richard L. Lucarotti, Professor (Clinical) and Director of Experiential Education, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University
||Patricia C. Kienle, Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions
||James G. Stevenson, Chief Pharmacy Officer, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
||Janet Silvester, Director of Pharmacy and Emergency Services, Martha Jefferson Hospital
||Jerry Siegel, (Retired) Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Ohio State University Medical Center
||Daniel M. Ashby, Senior Director of Pharmacy, The John Hopkins Hospital
||Douglas E. Miller, Vice President and Chief of Pharmacy, Grady Health System
||James A. Jorgenson, Administrative Director of Pharmacy Services, University of Utah Health Care
||Michael D. Sanborn, Corporate Pharmacy Director, Baylor Health Care System
||William W. Churchill, Director of Pharmacy Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital
||David M. Angaran, Affiliate Professor of Pharmacy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
||Rita R. Shane, Director, Pharmacy Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
||Sara J. White, Director of Pharmacy, Stanford Hospital
||Billy W. Woodward, Executive Director, Scott White Health Systems, Department of Pharmacy
||David A. Zilz, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, ASHP Past-President and former Treasurer
||John E. Ogden, Chief Consultant for Pharmacy Benefits Management, Department of Veterans Affairs