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PSHP Award Categories for Nomination

Pharmacist of the Year Award

The Pharmacist of the Year Award is PSHP's highest honor. This award recognizes sustained contributions to all aspects of the profession.
2016 Award Recipient: Rich Pacitti, PharmD, MBA, FASHP

Technician of the Year Award
This award is intended to recognize an individual health-system pharmacy technician who has demonstrated outstanding achievement over years of service to the profession.
Not awarded in 2016. 

Community Service Award

This award is intended to recognize an individual who has demonstrated community service through volunteer activities and/or performed in any organization or individual setting that enhanced the welfare of people in the community.
Not awarded in 2016. 

Joe E. Smith Award
This award recognizes a pharmacist who is a member of PSHP that demonstrates excellence in practice, and is deserving of recognition for service to his/her institution, the community, and the profession.
2016 Award Recipient: Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP

PSHP Student Award

This award recognizes a pharmacy student(s) who has been actively involved in initiatives related to advancing the practice of health-system pharmacy.
2016 Award Recipient: Dorela Priftanji, PharmD Candidate, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Innovative/Collaborative Practice Award
This award is intended to recognize innovative and collaborative practice programs that have demonstrated a positive impact on patient care. The award is presented to a defined group of practitioners (rather than an individual) that has developed and implemented one (1) or more successful programs in an organized health care system.
2016 Award Recipient: Geisinger Health System 

Sister Gonzales Duffy Lecture Award

The Sister M. Gonzales Lecture Award was established in 1985 by the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists in honor of the late Sister M. Gonzales Duffy, RSM, PSHP member, and Director of Pharmacy and Central Services at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This award is presented, annually, to an individual of high moral character, good citizenship, and high professional ideals who has made sustained contributions to health-system pharmacy that have impacted practice in Pennsylvania. The chosen individual will have achieved national prominence through accomplishments in any of several areas including health-system pharmacy practice or patient care, health-system pharmacy education, basic or clinical research related to health-system pharmacy, pharmacy organizational activity related to health-system pharmacy, public or interdisciplinary activities benefiting health-system pharmacy, and/or pharmaceutical law, ethics, or professional conduct activities related to health-system pharmacy.
2016 Award Recipient: Nishaminy Kasbekar, BS, PharmD, FASHP


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