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ASHP Honorary Membership Award

The ASHP Board of Directors’ Honorary Membership Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to pharmacy practice.

Per ASHP’s bylaws, honorary members are elected for life by unanimous vote of the ASHP Board of Directors. The award may be presented annually at the ASHP Summer Meetings or other appropriate function. One or more awards may be conferred each year.

Honorary members may vote or hold office if otherwise eligible, though no dues shall be required.

2023 Recipients

Rebecca S. Finley, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Founding Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Rebecca FinleyDr. Finley is an esteemed researcher, educator and leader whose sustained contributions to oncology pharmacy practice, ASHP and other professional associations, and academia have advanced the profession in countless ways.

Philip J. Schneider, MS, FASHP, FASPEN, FFIP
Professor - Practice, College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

philip schneiderMr. Schneider is a distinguished pharmacy educator, scholar, and leader with over 40 years of sustained contributions to pharmacy practice, education and training, research and publishing, and volunteer service to ASHP and the profession.

Thomas S. Thielke, MS, RPh, FASHP, FFIP
Emeritus Clinical Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
Madison, WI

Tom ThielkeMr. Thielke is a well-respected pharmacy leader, educator, and speaker. His leadership, insight, and knowledge has been instrumental in advancing health-system pharmacy practice both nationally and internationally.

Criteria and Eligibility

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