AIHP Accepting Nominations for Certificate of Commendation


AIHP is now accepting nominations for Certificates of Commendation to recognize the efforts or projects of individuals or organizations that promote the history of pharmacy. Nominations will be accepted through August 1, 2020. The nomination form is available on AIHP’s website.

AIHP awards Certificates of Commendation to recognize endeavors that show evidence of considerable effort, ingenuity, and significance to explaining, understanding, or promoting the history of pharmacy. Nominations are reviewed by the Institute’s Awards Committee, and multiple certificates may be awarded when warranted.

AIHP has awarded Certificates of Commendation to recognize a broad range of activities and projects. In 2019, AIHP member Alvin J. Schalow of Virginia received a Certificate of Commendation for, among other things, his creation of “‘Doc’ Schalow’s Medicine Wagon Show;” which uses theatrics and humor to explain the evolution of safe and effective medicine in the United States, and his role in creating Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy’s video series that provide an overview of the history and development of pharmacy and the pharmacy profession.

A 2019 Certificate of Commendation was also awarded to Gloria Hartman Doughty, a pharmacist from Lexington, Kentucky, who was recognized for her role in establishing the Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum, which showcases the history of the pharmacy profession in Kentucky and preserves important artifacts, books, and documents.

Read about the 2017 recipients of Certificates of Commendation.

Further information about AIHP’s Certificates of Commendation is available on the Institute’s website.

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AIHP Wants to Document Your COVID-19 Stories and Experiences

AIHP COVID-19 ProjectThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.

Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.

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

Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events):

May 28-31, 2024: Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy webinars.
June 27-30, 2024: ADHS Biennial Conference, Buffalo, NY.
July 7-11, 2024: International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Banff, Canada.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.
January 3-6, 2025: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, NY.

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