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ASHP Award of Honor

Established in 1966, the ASHP Board of Directors’ Award of Honor recognizes individuals outside the pharmacy discipline who have made extraordinary national or worldwide contributions to the health field.

This 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. One or more awards may be conferred each year.

2023 Recipient

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA
21st U.S. Surgeon General
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Vivek MurthyDr. Murthy is a highly esteemed physician and scientist whose work has improved health and healthcare in the United States and globally. As the U.S. Surgeon General, he actively works to enhance emotional well-being and curb burnout among healthcare professionals. He is also an advocate for the engagement of pharmacists on the interprofessional healthcare team and champions their role in the successful treatment of patients.

Criteria and Eligibility

ASHP members are invited, annually, to suggest nominees in writing with substantiating evidence. Nominations should state the extraordinary national or worldwide contributions that the nominee has made to the health field.

Nominees must be individuals who practice outside the pharmacy discipline. Current ASHP Board members and ASHP staff are not eligible.

Nominating Instructions

Nominations are accepted year-round 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.

Nominations received by October 1 will be reviewed by the Awards Committee, and selections will be made the following 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 [email protected].

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