Every day pharmacists do great things to assist patients, the healthcare system, and their community. Most of these efforts receive little or no attention despite the benefit they provide. There is opportunity to provide recognition for outstanding efforts. There are a variety of awards that are available.
If you know someone, nominate someone!
Distinguished Young Pharmacist: Recognizes a young pharmacist who has graduated within the last ten years. The chosen pharmacist must be both registered in Vermont and an active member of the Vermont Pharmacists Association as well as a participant in national pharmacy association, professional programs and/or community service. Available annually, awarded periodically. Nominate a pharmacist here.
The Bowl of Hygeia: Recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and professional leadership through local, state, and national pharmacy association. Awarded annually. Nominate a pharmacist here.
Excellence in Innovation Award: Recognizes a pharmacist who is involved in an innovative pharmacy practice setting resulting in improved patient care. Available annually, awarded periodically. Nominate a pharmacist here.
VPA Mortar & Pestle Award: Recognizes a pharmacist or a non-pharmacist who has worked to advance the profession or patient care within Vermont. Awarded periodically. Nominate a pharmacist here.
The 1866 Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognizes sustained contributions to the profession of pharmacy and to the VPA. Nominees are active, retired or past member of VPA and not a previous recipient of this award, and have been licensed for at least thirty (30) years with a track record of demonstrated support that has aided in the longevity of the Association. Nominate a pharmacist here.
Pharmacy Service Awards: Recognizes a pharmacist with sustained contribution of service or a singular outstanding contribution to the profession of pharmacy. The individual has not received a VPA recognition award in the past, and the individual may be a member or a non-member of the VPA. Nominate a pharmacist here.
Pharmacy Technician Award: Recognizes a technician with sustained contribution of service or a singular outstanding contribution to the profession of pharmacy. The individual has not received a VPA recognition award in the past, and the individual may be a member or a non-member of the VPA. Nominate a technician here.
Friend of Pharmacy Award: Recognizes a non-pharmacist that has supported, facilitated, or advocated for pharmacists’ or pharmacy. Individuals could include a coalition leader, community leader, policy maker, physician, public health official, reporter, etc. Nominate someone here.
VPA Challenge Coin: The Vermont Pharmacists Association’s Challenge Coin recognizes a pharmacist who has contributed to the welfare of patients and the profession of pharmacy in both civilian and military/first-responder settings. The VPA Challenge Coin reads, “Civilian - Pharmacist - Serviceperson.” Nominate a pharmacist here.
Keep our profession vital by supporting our future practitioners. VPA is proud to offer an annual scholarship to a student pharmacist member of VPA currently enrolled at the Vermont campus of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
If you would like to support this scholarship fund, please donate.