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TPA Annual Awards
Recognizing the Excellence and Dedication of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Professionals, Student Pharmacists, and Pharmacy Programs in Tennessee

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Help an extraordinary pharmacist, pharmacy technician, pharmacy professional, student pharmacist, innovative practice, or supporting organization get the recognition they deserve, by submitting a nomination for one or more awards! 

In 2023, awards will be presented at both the TPA Winter Meeting in Nashville, February 25-28, and the TPA Summer Meeting in New Orleans, June 22-25.

Find the awards below that would best honor the exceptional pharmacy professionals and entities you know, and nominate them when the call goes out!

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AWARD DESCRIPTIONS
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Bowl of Hygeia Award Sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and administered by NASPA.

Established in 1958, the Bowl of Hygeia Award recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities. In addition to service through their local, state, and national pharmacy associations, award recipients devote their time, talent, and resources to a wide variety of causes and community service.

Criteria:

  1. The recipient must be a pharmacist, licensed, and a member of the Association.
  2. The recipient must be living. Awards are not presented posthumously.
  3. The recipient has not been a previous recipient of the award.
  4. The recipient is not currently serving nor has he/she served within the immediate past two years as an officer of the Association in other than an ex-officio capacity.
  5. The recipient has compiled an outstanding record of community service, which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession.

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Distinguished Young Pharmacist AwardSponsored by Pharmacists Mutual 

Pharmacists Mutual presents the “Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award” at TPA’s Annual Convention. This award was initiated by Marion Laboratories in conjunction with TPA in 1987 to encourage newer pharmacists to participate in Association and community activities and to annually recognize one such person in the state for involvement and dedication to the practice of pharmacy.

Criteria:

  1. Degree in Pharmacy received within the last 10 years (2012 graduation date or later);
  2. Licensed and in good standing to practice in state Association;
  3. Current membership and participation in the state pharmacy association;
  4. Participate in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, and/or community service.

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Excellence in Innovation AwardSponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. 

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., sponsors this award to recognize qualified pharmacists who have demonstrated significant innovation in their practice, method, or service, directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Criteria:

  1. The recipient has demonstrated innovative primacy practice resulting in improved patient care.
  2. The recipient must be a practicing pharmacist, licensed in Tennessee.
  3. The recipient must be a member of TPA.

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Health-System Distinguished Service Award

Presented to an individual member in recognition of:

  1. Sustained service and accomplishment for a career of not less than twenty years in the profession
  2. Active membership in TSHP
  3. Professional standing in the community and health-system practice
  4. Contributions in the area of health-system pharmacy practice, research, and/or publications
  5. Implementation of innovative approaches to practice
  6. Civic service and enhancement of the profession in the view of the public

A pharmacist cannot be eligible more than once every 5 years.

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Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award

Presented to an individual member in recognition of:

  1. Significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy and health-system practice over the past twelve to twenty-four months
  2. Development and implementation of advanced health-system pharmacy practice programs, research, and/or publications
  3. Personal enrichment endeavors through specialized training and advanced degrees
  4. Active membership in the TSHP
  5. Demonstrated leadership qualities

A pharmacist cannot be eligible more than once every 5 years.

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Health-System Pharmacy Residency Program of the Year Award

Presented to a residency program in recognition of:

  1. Sustained service and accomplishment of the residency program through innovative services/activities developed as a result of the program, etc.
  2. Residency Director’s current active membership in TSHP
  3. ASHP accredited residency program
  4. Contributions in the area of health-system pharmacy practice, e.g., change in practice at the institution, innovative research, and/or residency project publications

A residency program cannot be eligible more than once every 10 years.

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Health-System Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award

Presented to an individual member in recognition of:

  1. Significant contributions to the hospital over the past twelve to twenty-four months
  2. Personal enrichment endeavors through specialized training and advanced degrees
  3. Active membership in the Tennessee Society of Pharmacy Technicians (TSPT)
  4. Demonstrated leadership qualities

A technician cannot be eligible more than once every 5 years.

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Herman Lubin Sales Representative of the Year AwardSponsored by the Tennessee Pharmacists Association in honor of Herman Lubin 

Presented for the first time in 1975, this award is given annually in memory of the late Herman Lubin, Memphis pharmacist and 1973 TPA President. It recognizes outstanding service to pharmacists and the profession of pharmacy.

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Innovative Health-System Pharmacy Practice AwardSponsored by McKesson

Presented to a pharmacy staff in recognition of:

  1. Efforts which advanced the level of pharmacy services through development of advanced drug distribution and I.V. systems, patient education programs, clinical services, and/or extended outpatient services
  2. Demonstrated active participation in professional societies
  3. Advances in pharmacy practice which have been implemented within the past twenty-four months

A pharmacy cannot be eligible more than once every 10 years.

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Partner in Excellence AwardSponsored by the Tennessee Pharmacists Association 

Created in 2015, the TPA Partner in Excellence Award provides visible recognition to an organization, association, or other entity that has worked closely with the TPA to:

  1. Improve patient outcomes;
  2. Promote patient safety;
  3. Increase the quality of care within the health care system;
  4. Elevate the standards of pharmacist-provided patient care.

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Student Advocacy Award

TSSP’s Student Advocacy Award is presented annually to a professor, preceptor, or other pharmacist, who has demonstrated devotion to the success of student pharmacists through a commitment of life-long leadership which directly encouraged, inspired and facilitated the development of TSSP organization members to perform to their fullest potential.

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Student Allegiance Award

TSSP’s Student Allegiance Award is presented annually to a final year pharmacy student with a minimum of two years of continuous affiliation with the TSSP who has not served as president or president-elect, who has demonstrated unusual devotion to TSSP, and through their outstanding contributions has directly benefited TSSP, TPA or both.

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Tom C. Sharp Pharmacist of the Year Award Sponsored by the Tennessee Pharmacists Association in honor of Tom C. Sharp, Sr., and Tom C. Sharp, Jr.

The Pharmacist of the Year Award was instituted in 1958 to provide recognition to a member of the Association who has distinguished the profession. In 1965, following the death of Tom C. Sharp, Sr., who had served as the Association’s Executive Director for 30 years, the award was presented in his honor and has since borne his name. In 2001, the Award was re-named to also honor the service of Tom C. Sharp, Jr., who served as Executive Director for 30 years as well.

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