AIHP Certificates of Commendation

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This certificate, granted both to individuals and to organizations, recognizes those who contribute significantly to the understanding and development of pharmacy through any type of historical project or program especially in local or regional history. Several Certificates of Commendation may be authorized in a given year if the candidates have attained an appropriate quality and distinctiveness of achievement.

AIHP awards Certificates of Commendation to recognize activities or historical endeavors by individuals or organizations that (i) advance knowledge or understanding of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals; or (ii) utilize the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals to address or advance understanding of contemporary issues. Certificates of Commendation are not intended to recognize individuals for peer-reviewed academic publications.

Nomination Form: Please complete the Certificate of Commendation Nomination Form (.pdf) to nominate an individual or an organization for an AIHP Certificate of Commendation. The form is brief, but please be sure to provide sufficient information about the nominated project or activity so that the Institute can properly evaluate the nomination. Please feel free to include with this nomination form any additional documents, clippings, photographs, or other supporting information that would be helpful for evaluating the nominated project or activity.

Deadline: Completed nomination forms may be submitted an any time, but must be received before August 1 for each annual competition. Nominations received thereafter will be considered the following year.

Nomination Forms Automatically Renewed: Unsuccessful candidates will also be considered in two subsequent years. Eventually an unsuccessful candidate will be either dropped from consideration or transferred to an award category where the prospect may be more promising.

Submissions: Please submit the completed nomination form and any supporting material by email to or by postal mail to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI  53705.

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

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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): 

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