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Foundation Announces 1999 Literature Award Recipients

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation has announced the results of its 1999 Literature Awards Program. The program, funded through the generous support of Wyeth-Ayerst Global Pharmaceuticals and ASHP, annually recognizes significant contributions to health-system pharmacy practice literature.

The 1999 award recipients and their works are as follows: 

Award for Achievement for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy in Health Systems: Arthur G. Lipman, Pharm.D., FASHP, professor, University of Utah, College of Pharmacy, Salt Lake City. Dr. Lipman's efforts have focused on institutional pharmacy practice with later emphasis on pain management and care for terminally ill patients. This has included serving as professor, consultant, author, editor, and presenter for projects addressing hospice, long-term care, and drug 

Drug Therapy Research Award: "Efficacy of Ondansetron and Prochlorperazine for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting after Total Hip Replacement or Total Knee Replacement Procedures," Jack J. Chen, Pharm.D., David G. Frame, Pharm.D., Rush-Presybyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center, Chicago; (Dr. Chen is now with Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif.) T. Jeffrey White, Pharm.D., University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles. 

Pharmacy Practice Research Award: "The Kaiser Permanente/USC Patient Consultation Study: Change in Use and Cost of Health Care Services; Change in Quality of Life; Patient Satisfaction with Pharmaceutical Services" (three-paper series), Jeffrey S. McCombs, Ph.D., Kathleen Johnson, Ph.D., and Marisue Code, Ph.D., R.N., University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 

Award for Achievement in the Professional Practice of Pharmacy in Health Systems: "Clinically Oriented Pharmacy Technicians to Augment Clinical Services," Karen E. Koch, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, Angela Weeks, CPhT, University of Mississippi, Tupelo. 

Student Research Award: "The Relationship Between Pharmacists' Attitude toward Diabetes and their Involvement in Diabetes Education," Wisam Younis, The University of Arizona, Tucson. 

The Pharmacy Practice and Research Awards are presented for published works. The Student Research Award is presented for a published or unpublished paper applicable to pharmacy practice in health systems. The Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy in Health Systems is made to an individual for publishing papers of consistently high quality and importance in health-system pharmacy practice literature over several years. 

All recipients were chosen by selection panels from nominations submitted by pharmacists and students internationally. Each award includes an honorarium, a travel allowance to attend the awards ceremony at the 34th Annual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Fla., and a plaque. 

Nomination information for the year 2000 awards will be available January 1, 2000; the deadline for submission is May 1, 2000. To receive nomination guidelines call the ASHP Fax-on-Demand system and (301) 664-8888 and request document 704 or via e-mail to

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation was established in 1968 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. The mission of the Foundation is to foster research, educational and consensus-development activities that enable health-system pharmacists to expand their capacity to help people make the best use of medicines. The Foundation gives priority to programs that will have a high impact on improving the public health.