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2018 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize Call for Submissions

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2018 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. This prize honors the contributions of Glenn Sonnedecker to the field of the history of pharmacy and aims to encourage research in subjects central to his work.

The Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded for the best original article published in 2017 on the history of some facet of pharmacy practice or pharmacy education in the United States (including the Colonial period). Submissions from multiple authors will be accepted.

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AIHP To Host 2019 International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy logoAIHP is pleased to announce that it will be the host organization for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy. The Congress will be held in Washington, D.C., from September 5-September 8, 2019.

Learn more at the Congress website: http://44ichp.org.

The theme of the Congress will be "The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines."

The 2019 International Congress is underwritten by a generous grant from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP).

The Capital Hilton in downtown Washington will be the official hotel of the Congress. Please watch this video to learn more about the Capital Hilton.

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Two Historical Projects Earn 2017 AIHP Certificates of Recognition

Cover page of Proud to be an Indiana Pharmacist Activity Book The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce two Certificate of Commendation recipients for projects completed in 2017:


•Professor Megan R. Undeberg, of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth, for her elective course for second and third-year student pharmacists called, “When Pharmacy Goes to War”

•Trexie M. Rudd, Emily S. Braun, Lindsay N. Moreland, and Ashley O. Boone, 4th-year PharmD students at Purdue University College of Pharmacy for their Proud to be an Indiana Pharmacist activity book for children.

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Pharmacy in History vol. 59, no. 4 Published

Pharmacy in History, volume 59, number 4 (2017) coverAIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 59, number 4 (2017).

The lead article, "We Remember Them: Pharmacy's Fallen in World War Two—Navy and Marines" by long-time AIHP member Dennis Worthen, recounts the stories of American pharmacists and pharmacy students who lost their lives during World War Two.

The Bookshelf includes William Skiles' review of The Pharmacist of Auschwitz by Patricia Posner and Isaac Campos' review of Marijuana: A Short History by John Hudak.

AIHP members with access to the Pharmacy in History JSTOR archive can view the content immediately.

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AIHP Welcomes New Directors

AIHP Board Member Catherine TaglieriAIHP welcomes Catherine Taglieri, Pharm.D., and John Grabenstein, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. Professor Taglieri is a registered pharmacist and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University (formerly known as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). She has been appointed to serve a two-year term.

Dr. Grabenstein is Global Director of Medical Affairs for Merck Vaccines. He leads medical-affairs and scientific-policy activities for Merck’s global vaccine enterprise. He has been appointed to serve a one-year term.

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Colonial Williamsburg Offers Unique Opportunity for Pharmacy Students

Apothecary Sharon Cotner stands in front of antique drug jar collection in the Pasteur & Galt Apothecary. (Photograph by Fred Blystone; courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). Colonial Williamsburg has launched a unique opportunity for pharmacy students. Starting this summer, fourth-year Pharm.D. students may choose to complete part of their experiential rotations at the historic Pasteur & Galt Apothecary.

Students will work at the Apothecary in period costume, compound eighteenth-century medicines, and educate visitors about pharmacy practice in the late 1700s.

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All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.

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Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields:

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