**Now Accepting Nominations for the following 2019 Awards**
Deadline for Submissions December 1, 2018
Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award
Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual. Presented to an Alaskan pharmacist with current AKPhA membership who received an entry degree in pharmacy less than 10 years ago (2008 graduation date or later) practicing in a retail, institutional, managed care or consulting pharmacy and who has actively participated in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, state association activities and/or community service.
Bowl of Hygeia
Sponsored by the APhA Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) with support from Boehringer-Ingelheim. Presented to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service and civic leadership, which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession. The recipient must be a pharmacist practicing in Alaska, must be living, must not have been a previous recipient and is currently not serving, nor has served within the immediate past two years as an officer of AKPhA in other than an ex-officio capacity or its Awards Committee.
Distinguished Alaskan Pharmacist Award
Sponsored by AKPhA. This award was created in 1989 by the Alaska Pharmacists Association to recognize an Alaskan pharmacist who has worked in Alaska for over 10 years and devoted much of their career working diligently to promote and support the profession of pharmacy and community in which they live. Furthermore they have served as a role model for younger pharmacists to emulate through their sustained contributions to the profession over time.
Pharmacy Technician Award
Sponsored by AKPhA. This award was created in 2001 and presented by the Alaska Pharmacists Association (AKPhA) to a pharmacy technician currently employed in a pharmacy in Alaska who has demonstrated outstanding service. Preference is given to members of AKPhA.
NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award
Sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. The Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award was first introduced in 1993 by Elan Pharmaceuticals to recognize pharmacists who meet the challenge of providing quality, cost effective care in a rapidly changing health care environment with creative new solutions. A nominee should be a practicing pharmacist in Alaska and should have demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care.
Awards will be presented at the AKPhA Annual Convention Awards Reception, Saturday, February 9, 2019, Sheraton Anchorage
Awards Committee Chairperson: Melanie Gibson