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ASHP Donald Francke Medal

ASHP Board of Directors’ Donald E. Francke Medal honors pharmacists who have made significant international contributions to advance pharmacy practice.

The medal, 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, at which the recipient will provide a lecture on an aspect of international pharmacy. One award may be conferred each year.

2023 Recipient

Vincent T. Idemyor, PharmD
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Management
University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Vincent IdemyorDr. Idemyor has made sustained contributions to international pharmacy practice, particularly in improving outcomes for patients with HIV/AIDS. Throughout the course of his career, he has led and collaborated on numerous projects that significantly improved healthcare access and outcomes for medically underserved populations in the United States, Nigeria, and other African countries. 

Criteria and Eligibility

ASHP members are invited, annually, to suggest nominees in writing with substantiating evidence. Nominations should state the significant international contributions that the nominee has made to advance pharmacy practice.

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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