2021 Award Recipients
Several members were selected for awards during the Alaska Pharmacists Association February Annual Convention in Anchorage:
Kristin Allmaras, with the Alaska Native Medical Center, received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award. This award is presented annually by Pharmacists Mutual to a pharmacist who received an entry degree in pharmacy less than ten years ago in 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.
Richard Holt, Chair of the Alaska Board of Pharmacy and Market Health & Wellness Director with Walmart, received the Bowl of Hygeia Award. This award, sponsored by the APhA Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations with support from Boehringer-Ingelheim, is presented to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service and civic leadership, which, apart from her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession.
Renee Robinson with the UAA/ISU Doctor of Pharmacy Program, received the Distinguished Alaskan Pharmacist Award. This award recognizes a pharmacist who has worked in Alaska for over ten years, devoted their career to supporting the profession of pharmacy and the community in which they live, and served as a role model for younger pharmacists.
Erin Narus, Lead Pharmacist, Healthcare Services with Alaska Medicaid, received the Excellence in Innovation Award. This award, coordinated by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and generously sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., recognizes pharmacists who meet the challenge of providing quality, cost effective care in a rapidly changing health care environment with creative new solutions.
Anne Marie Bott and Brittany Keener (pictured below) with the Alaska Native Medical Center, both received the Fellowship designation from AKPhA. This award recognizes the recipient’s achievements and dedication to the practice of pharmacy, the community, and to mentoring future pharmacy leaders. This designation reflects long-time involvement with the Association and is for life as long as the individual is an active member of AKPhA.