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The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy has a new mission statement: “AIHP advances knowledge and understanding of the history of pharmacy and medicines.”
AIHP’s Board of Directors approved the new mission statement at its annual mid-year meeting in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13-14, 2018.
AIHP President William Zellmer said the new mission statement provides a concise and succinct statement of the Institute’s core purposes. The new statement, he said, is designed to “focus and guide the work of the Institute’s leaders and staff” and to “inform our members and the public about the work we do.”
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.
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.
AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 60, number 1 & 2 (2018).
The lead articles are "Francis Peyre Porcher, M.D.: Botanist, Physician, Pharmacist, and Scientist" by Amy Gregg, which explores the career of this trailblazing nineteenth-century medical botanist, and "'Good Enough for America': Adulterated Drugs and the 1848 Drug Import Act" by Dennis Worthen, which recounts the history of America's first adulterated drug crisis.
AIHP members with access to the Pharmacy in History JSTOR archive can view the content immediately.
AIHP 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.
AIHP 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.
For $70/year ($90/foreign)
For $140/year ($160/foreign)
Pharmacy Education Fund (Schools or College of Pharmacy)
Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields: