2022 – Michael Harris
AIHP’ Board of Directors awarded the 2022 AIHP Robert P. Fischelis Award to Michael Harris for his lifetime of work to preserve and care for pharmacy’s physical culture in his role as Senior Museum Specialist for pharmacy and public health at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. The Board also cited his significant contributions to AIHP, including his donation to the Institute of hundreds of pharmacy artifacts from his personal collection.
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2021 – Metta Lou Henderson
AIHP’s Board of Directors has awarded the 2021 AIHP Robert P. Fischelis Award to Metta Lou Henderson, PhD, for her extraordinary contributions to the Institute and the field of pharmacy history. The Board’s citation hailed Dr. Henderson’s work for helping to remedy the insufficient attention prior historians had given to the role of women in the pharmacy profession
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2020 – Robert Buerki
AIHP’s Board of Directors awarded the 2020 AIHP Robert P. Fischelis Award to Robert Buerki, PhD, RPh, for his extraordinary contributions to the Institute and the field of pharmacy history. AIHP’s Board of Directors cited the key role he played in the creation of the George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy, AIHP’s host institution.
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2019 – George B. Griffenhagen
In bestowing the 2019 AIHP Robert P. Fischelis Award on Mr. Griffenhagen, the Institute’s Board of Directors cited his decades of support of the Institute and his many contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. AIHP’s Board of Directors particularly hailed his active leadership role at the Institute for more than fifty years. The following is a chronology of the leadership positions he held:
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2018 – University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
For its decades of support for the AIHP and its contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. In presenting the award to Steven M. Swanson, PhD, Dean of the UW School of Pharmacy, AIHP Executive Director Gregory Higby noted that “the Institute could not have existed over the past 77 years without the active and ongoing support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy.”
Read more about the 2018 Fischelis Award.
2016 – Louis D. Vottero
For his tireless work to secure the financial future of the Institute as AIHP Treasurer from 1979 to 2010.
The 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.
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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.
Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.Read More
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):
March 31-April 2, 2023: Annual Conference of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, Oxford, UK.
May 10-12, 2023: 119th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN.
May 11-14, 2023: 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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.