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ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award

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.

2019 Recipient

RADM (Retired) Pamela Schweitzer, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Surgeon General
10th Chief Pharmacy Officer
U.S. Public Health Service
Baltimore, MD

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.

Nominating Instructions

Nominations are accepted each year from August 1 - October 1 and are to be transmitted electronically during this period using the Award Nominations Form. Please see the Call for Award Nominations to reference the criteria for the award as well as the nomination instructions. Selections will be made in February. In some years, selections are not made for all awards.

If you have any questions about the Awards Program, please contact the Office of Member Relations at awards@ashp.org.

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