AIHP Student Recognition Certificate

AIHP Executive Director Gregory Higby awards Student Recognition Certificate to 2015 University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Award Winner Erin McAllister.

Each year the Student Recognition Certificate Program of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy encourages and recognizes historical study and other historical activities among undergraduate pharmacy students. We hope to make some further contribution nationally toward an appreciation of the humanistic side of pharmacy among students entering the profession.

Annually, since the 1968-69 academic year, AIHP has bestowed Certificate of Recognition upon students at schools and colleges of pharmacy from all around the country. We have awarded more than 1,000 AIHP Student Certificates of Recognition, and we invite your school or college of pharmacy to participate in the program.

The primary purpose of the Student Certificate of Recognition Program is to recognize and encourage superior achievement in historical study or activities by a student in each school of pharmacy in the United States that wishes to participate.

The basis for awarding a Certificate of Recognition is primarily to recognize the student earning the best record in a course or unit mainly devoted to pharmaceutical history, as judged by the class instructor.

To accommodate schools that do not offer such a course, the scope of the program includes recognition of a student who best carries out some other type of relevant historical activity (e.g. historical essay, collecting books or artifacts, historical photography, historical hobbies, etc.).

Procedure for Recognition: At an appropriate occasion selected by the faculty member, the school or college presents an AIHP Certificate of Recognition on behalf of AIHP. This Certificate should supplement any similar existing awards.

The method and basis for selection is left to your judgment, as long as it remains within the general spirit and framework of this program. There is no set deadline for submitting a nomination form, so the presentation can be made at a time most appropriate for your program.

The AIHP Student Certificate Nomination Form (.pdf) should be completed by the authorizing faculty member and returned to the AIHP. Form may be emailed to:; or mailed to:

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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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):

July 22-26, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Aurora, CO.
August 30-September 2, 2023: Biennial Meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Oslo, Norway.
November 11-14, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Dallas, TX.
December 3-7, 2023: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Anaheim, CA.
January 4-7, 2024: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.

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