Awards Solicitation

OPA AWARDS SOLICITATION
OPA will recognize the accomplishments of members throughout the state at the 2015 OPA Annual Conference, April 17-19, 2015 in Columbus. Any OPA member may nominate any eligible member for the awards.
Upsher-Smith Innovative Practice Award
This award recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care, emphasizing the very important role that pharmacy has in providing patient counseling. OPA displays recipients’ names in the OPA office.
Bowl of Hygeia Award
The Bowl of Hygeia Award, sponsored by NASPA and the APhA Foundation, honor pharmacists who have contributed to the progress of their communities.
Criteria:
  • pharmacist licensed in the State of Ohio;
  • recipient must be living;
  • recipient must not be previous recipient of the award;
  • recipient must not be currently serving, nor has he/she served within the immediate past two years as an officer of the Association in other than an ex officio capacity or its awards committee;
  • recipient must have compiled an outstanding record of community service,
  • which apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession.
    Young Pharmacist of the Year Award
    The goal of the Pharmacists Mutual Young Pharmacist of the Year Award is to encourage pharmacists beginning practice to participate in association and community activities. Criteria include:
  • entry degree in pharmacy received less than nine years ago;
  • licensed to practice in the State of Ohio;
  • member of OPA;
  • participation in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, and/or community service.
  • OPA Good Government Award
    This award recognizes a pharmacist member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association who has made major contributions to the public through government and/or legislative service/education at the local, state or national level. This activity must have raised pharmacists’ awareness of legislative issues impacting the profession, and impacting the passage of favorable legislation for pharmacy.
    OPA Pharmacist Public Relations Award
    This award recognizes a member pharmacist of the Ohio Pharmacists Association who has made major contributions to the public through continuous service to the community in public relations activities for the profession of pharmacy. This may be accomplished through television, radio, newsprint or community presentations on careers in pharmacy, poison prevention, medication safety, etc.
    The Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award
    The Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award is presented by the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) to recognize a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention. The award is intended to recognize outstanding efforts within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of this serious public health problem. It is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth, and other members of the community. The nominee must be a pharmacist. Self-nominations are allowed. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:
  • Member of OPA
  • Commitment to community-based educational prevention efforts aimed at prescription drug abuse
  • Involvement of other community groups in the planning and implementation of prevention programs
  • Innovation and creativity in the creation and implementation of prevention activities
  • Scope/magnitude of prescription drug abuse efforts
  • Demonstrated impact of prescription drug abuse prevention efforts
  • OPA Media Awards
    Awards are presented to persons in the media promoting medication safety or pharmacy issues to the public. March 5, 2015 is the deadline to submit media award nominations.
    September 25, 2014 is the deadline for submitting all other nominations for awards.
    Please complete the following form to submit an award nominee:
    Please Check Proposed Award for Nominee:
      Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award
      Bowl of Hygeia Award
      Young Pharmacist of the Year Award
    Year of Graduation College
      OPA Good Government Award
      OPA Pharmacist Public Relations Award
      Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award
      OPA Broadcast/Print Media Award
    Nominee Name
    (First/Middle/Last)
    Nominee's Preferred Email
    Day-time Phone
    Current Position
    Qualifications
     
    (Email resume to abennett@ohiopharmacists.org if possible.)
    Reasons for selecting nominee
     
    Professional and community involvement
     
    Nominator's Name
    (First/Middle/Last)
    Phone
    Nominators Preferred Email