AIHP Awards Five 2020 Certificates of Commendation

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AIHP is pleased to announce that it has awarded five Certificates of Commendation to three individuals and two organizations for their notable contributions to the history of pharmacy. 

The Institute’s Certificate of Commendation program recognizes projects and contributions that have either advanced knowledge or understanding of the history of pharmacy or that have used the history of pharmacy to educate, inform, entertain, or to address or advance understanding of contemporary issues.

The 2020 Certificate of Commendation honorees are:

The Pharmacy Artifact Sorting Team (PAST) at the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy: PAST was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for its work to curate a collection of over 5,000 pharmacy artifacts that the OSU College of Pharmacy recently acquired. The group, comprised of OSU pharmacy students and faculty members, has undertaken to photograph and document each item of the collection in an electronic database and to make the collection accessible by posting photographs of artifacts (and related information) on the group’s Facebook and Instagram websites. 

Antonio Ramos Carrillo, PhD: Professor Carrillo is a member of the pharmacy faculty at the University of Seville (Spain). He was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for his work as the founder and current Director of the Museum of the History of Pharmacy of Seville. Professor Carrillo was cited for his efforts to organize, establish, and promote the Museum and to collect and curate the Museum’s impressive collection of artifacts, books and other materials documenting the history of pharmacy and medicines in Spain and elsewhere.

The Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy: AMCP and the journal it publishes are being recognized for a series of articles published in the Journal during 2020 highlighting the history and evolution of managed care pharmacy during the past 25 years.  The series of articles was cited for “produc[ing] a valuable chronicle of the history of managed care pharmacy.”

Paloma Ruiz Vega, PhD: Dr. Ruiz Vega is a Professor of the History of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Cadiz (Spain). She was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for her work as the founder and president of the pharmacy section of the Ateneo [Athenæum] de Cadiz, a literary and scientific society based in Cadiz, Spain. Over the past ten years she had organized and presented almost 100 tertulias farmaceuticas, i.e., lectures and discussion, on historical and cultural aspects of pharmacy.

Charles E. Myers, MS, MBA: Mr. Myers is being recognized for his article entitled, “History of Sterile Compounding in U.S. Hospitals: Learning from the Tragic Lessons of the Past,” which was published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy in 2013.  The article was cited for “us[ing] the history of one area of pharmacy practice (the preparation of compounded sterile injections) to highlight a problem in contemporary pharmacy care and to advocate for a reassessment of current practices to better ensure patient safety.”  The article reportedly influenced the establishment of United States Pharmacopeia standards for pharmacy sterile compounding.

Congratulations to the 2020 Certificate of Commendation winners!

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