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AIHP is now accepting nominations for the Urdang Medal and the Kremers Award, two of the most prestigious awards for scholarly work in the history of pharmacy. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2019.
The George Urdang Medal is awarded for an original and scholarly publication, or series of publications, pertaining primarily to historical or historico-social aspects of pharmacy. The Urdang Medal is awarded without restriction as to citizenship of the author or place of publication. The Kremers Award is conferred on the same basis as the Urdang Medal, except that the candidates for the Kremers Award must be citizens of the United States.
Please read more for additional information and for nomination forms.
AIHP’s longtime Executive Director Greg Higby was honored at a retirement party on December 11, 2018. The party was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, where Dr. Higby is an Adjunct Professor. The party, organized by AIHP’s staff, was attended by Steven Swanson, PhD, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, and many members of the school’s faculty and staff. Two AIHP Board members—President William Zellmer and Secretary Robert Buerki—and two former AIHP staff members—Elaine Stroud and Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva—also attended the party.
AIHP Administrative Director Dennis Birke, AIHP Assistant Director Greg Bond, and AIHP Curator Beth Fisher presented Dr. Higby with a poster containing cover images from the 111 editions of Pharmacy in History published during Higby’s tenure as the journal’s editor-in-chief.
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AIHP’s Board of Directors recently voted to give the Robert P. Fischelis Award to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy for its decades of support for the Institute and its contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. AIHP Executive Director Gregory Higby presented the award to Steven M. Swanson, PhD, Dean of the UW School of Pharmacy, at AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting on November 15, 2018.
The Robert P. Fischelis Award is conferred at the discretion of AIHP’s Board of Directors to persons or organizations that have had an important impact on the field of the history of pharmacy or on the well-being of the Institute. The award is given in honor of the late Robert P. Fischelis, a gifted leader of the pharmacy profession and a generous benefactor of the Institute.
AIHP is pleased to share Professor David Herzberg's lecture, "The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective: What we can learn from a century of addiction to pharmaceuticals," about the historical roots of the current opioid crisis. Herzberg is an Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo and a Member of the AIHP Board of Directors. He presented this lecture in conjunction with AIHP's annual business Meeting Webinar on November 15, 2018.
In the lecture, Herzberg traces the long history of drug addiction and the equally long history of public outcry about the use of certain drugs. He discusses the history of different drug enforcement regimes, and uses these important stories to draw lessons for the contemporary opioid crisis.
Please click read more to watch the video of Prof. Herzberg's lecture.
AIHP is pleased to announce that Professor Lucas Richert, the incoming George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, will serve as the Institute’s Historical Director, effective January 1, 2019. In that role, Professor Richert will assume the responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s historical programming, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History, and ensuring the historical integrity of all AIHP programs and publications.
A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Professor Richert is a vibrant young scholar currently at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. His first book, Conservatism, Consumer Choice, and the FDA during the Reagan Era: A Prescription for Scandal, examined the politicization of pharmaceutical regulation in the 1980s and won the Arthur Miller Centre First Book Award from the British Association for American Studies.
The Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is soliciting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations for the Congress to be held 5‑8 September 2019 in Washington, DC.
Attendees are invited to submit abstracts on topics pertaining to “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines,” including the training, practice and regulation of pharmacists or the social, scientific, technological, or economic aspects of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry.
Abstracts, not exceeding 500 words, must be submitted online. The deadline for oral presentation submissions is 1 April 2019 and the deadline for poster presentation submissions is 1 May 2019. For more information about the Congress, please visit http://44ichp.org.
For $70/year ($90/foreign)
For $140/year ($160/foreign)
Pharmacy Education Fund (Schools or College of Pharmacy)
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