Awards Solicitation Form

OPA AWARDS SOLICITATION
OPA will recognize the accomplishments of members throughout the state at the 2020 OPA Annual Conference, April 3-5, 2020 in Columbus. Any OPA member may nominate any eligible member for the awards.
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;
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  • recipient must be living;
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  • recipient must not be previous recipient of the award;
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  • 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;
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  • 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.
  • Distinguished 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;
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  • licensed to practice in the State of Ohio;
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  • member of OPA;
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  • participation in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, and/or community service.
  • OPA Generation Rx Award
    This award is presented by the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) to recognize a pharmacist who has demonstrated commitment to education and prevention efforts for prescription drug abuse and misuse in the community.
    OPA Good Government Award
    This award recognizes a 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 Media Awards
    Awards are presented to persons in the media promoting medication safety or pharmacy issues to the public. February 17, 2020 is the deadline to submit media award nominations. To make a Media Award submission, go to the following url. https://tinyurl.com/OPA-Media-Award-Nomination
    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.
    Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation 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.
    September 19, 2019 is the deadline for submitting all nominations for awards, except for the Media Awards.
    Please complete the following form to submit an award nominee:
    Check Proposed Award for Nominee:
    Bowl of Hygeia Award
    Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year Award
    Year of Graduation
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    OPA Generation Rx Award
    OPA Good Government Award
    OPA Media Award
    OPA Pharmacist Public Relations Award
    Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award
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    (Email CV or bio to abennett@ohiopharmacists.org, if available.)
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    Award nominations close on September 19, 2019; with the exception of Media awards, which close on February 17, 2020.
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