AIHP News Archive

AIHP Affirms Support for the Pharmacy Profession’s Stand Against Racial Injustice

AIHP’s Board of Directors has affirmed the Institute’s support for the “Stand Against Racial Injustice” announced by thirteen national pharmacy organizations in a joint statement on June 5, 2020. Issued in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others, the joint statement of the national pharmacy organizations recognizes […]

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2020 Summer Kreminar #5 – David Guba, Taming Cannabis

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the inaugural Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs. The 2020 Summer “Kreminar” will explore the theme of Cannabis, and the fifth and final presentation will be by Dr. David Guba speaking […]

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2020 Summer Kreminar #4 – Adam Rathge, Cannabis Cures

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the inaugural Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs. The 2020 Summer “Kreminar” will explore the theme of Cannabis, and the fourth presentation will be by Dr. Adam Rathge speaking about, “Cannabis […]

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2020 Summer Kreminar #3 – Emily Dufton, Grassroots

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the inaugural Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs. The 2020 Summer “Kreminar” will explore the theme of Cannabis, and the third presentation will be by Dr. Emily Dufton speaking about, “Grassroots: […]

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2020 Summer Kreminar #2 – Chris Duvall, African Roots of Marijuana

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the inaugural Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs. The 2020 Summer “Kreminar” will explore the theme of Cannabis, and the second presentation will be by Dr. Chris Duvall speaking about his […]

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AIHP and UW School of Pharmacy Announce Digitization Project

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are excited to announce a partnership with the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) to digitize portions of the historical collections housed in Rennebohm Hall. UWDCC has provided digitization services since 2001 and has made available more than […]

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2020 Summer Kreminar #1 – Lina Britto, Marijuana Boom

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the inaugural Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs. The 2020 Summer “Kreminar” will explore the theme of Cannabis, and the first presentation will be by Dr. Lina Britto speaking about her […]

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Greg Higby Elected APhA Honorary President

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy congratulates Greg Higby on his recent election as the American Pharmacists Association’s Honorary President for 2021–22! Higby, the former AIHP Executive Director (1987-2018), is currently the Institute’s Fischelis Scholar. APhA confers the title of Honorary President “upon a member who has made significant contributions to the association.” […]

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AIHP & UW School of Pharmacy Receive Library Grant

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy recently received a Library Collections Enhancement Initiative Grant to fund the project, “Before Big Pharma: Enhancing the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy/AIHP Pharmaceutical Trade Catalog Collection.” Sponsored by the UW–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, […]

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AIHP Wants to Document Your COVID-19 Stories and Experiences

Please participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project. 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 […]

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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, […]

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Boyle and Kadlec Appointed to AIHP’s Board of Directors

Two longtime leaders of the pharmacy profession have been appointed to AIHP’s Board of Directors. Cynthia J. Boyle, PharmD, FAPhA, Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and Gary W. Kadlec, a veteran healthcare executive and past president of the American […]

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Three Appointed to Pharmacy in History Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History and AIHP Historical Director Lucas Richert has announced the appointment of three distinguished scholars to the journal’s Editorial Board. The appointees—David Courtwright, Paula DeVos, and Ben Urick—join the eight historians previously appointed to the Editorial Board at the time of its formation in 2019. David Courtwright is Presidential Professor Emeritus […]

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ISHP 2020 Newsletter Published

The International Society for the History of Pharmacy has published and posted on its website the 2020 ISHP newsletter (#21). The Newsletter contains plentiful information of interest for historians of pharmacy. Twenty-five different national and international pharmacy organizations provided informative reports about their activities in the last year. The Newsletter also contains an obituary of […]

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New Podcast Series by AIHP Board Member Melissa Murer Corrigan

AIHP Board Member Melissa Murer Corrigan has recently established a new podcast series titled MelisRx Scripts, which “provides a series of lively conversations with friends, colleagues, and various leaders in healthcare, pharmacy, and beyond.” Corrigan explains in the first episode that her podcast has historical roots, because pioneering pharmacy educator Zada Mary Cooper “was the […]

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Call for Nominations for the 2020 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize—Deadline Extended!

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2020 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. The deadline for receipt of nominations is now July 31, 2020. The AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize is awarded to the author(s) of the best published article during the preceding calendar year about the history […]

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AIHP Awards Two 2020 PhD Thesis Support Grants

AIHP has awarded PhD thesis support grants to Barbara Di Gennaro, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Yale University, and to Jacob Green, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at UCLA. Each was awarded $2,000 to fund research for their dissertations. Ms. Di Gennaro is working on a dissertation currently […]

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AIHP Supports ASHP Black History Month Podcast

AIHP Assistant Director Greg Bond recently participated in a podcast sponsored by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists about the history of pharmacy education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Recorded in conjunction with Black History Month, Dr. Bond interviewed AIHP member John Clark, of the Taneja College of Pharmacy at the University of South […]

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Pharmacy in History vol. 61, no. 3 & 4 Published

AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of Pharmacy in History volume 61, numbers 3 & 4 (2019), a special issue focused on the future! This edition marks the second issue edited by AIHP Historical Director and Pharmacy in History Editor in Chief Lucas Richert. The lead section contains three articles about the history of […]

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AIHP Vice President John Grabenstein Wins Remington Medal

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced on January 14 that AIHP Vice President John Grabenstein is the recipient of the 2020 Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by APhA and the pharmacy profession’s highest recognition. Dr. Grabenstein recently retired as Global Executive Director of Medical Affairs for Merck Vaccines. He was selected in recognition […]

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Three AIHP Members Honored at the ASHP Midyear Meeting

Three AIHP members received major distinguished service awards at the recent Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Albert I. Wertheimer, PhD., MBA., received the ASHP Board of Directors Donald E. Francke Medal, which honors pharmacists who have made significant international contributions to advance pharmacy practice. Dr. Wertheimer, an AIHP […]

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Meet AIHP’s New Treasurer: Professor Holly Mason

AIHP is delighted to welcome Holly Mason, PhD, to its Board of Directors as the Institute’s new Treasurer. Dr. Mason succeeds W. Clarke Ridgway, who resigned as Treasurer in November when he became the Institute’s President. Dr. Mason is Professor of Pharmacy Administration in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue University. He previously served as […]

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AIHP Accepting Applications for 2020 PhD Thesis Support Grants

AIHP is now accepting applications for 2020 PhD Thesis Support Grants. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2020. Doctoral candidates in the fields of the history of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, and medicine are encouraged to apply for research support grants of up to $2,000. The AIHP PhD Thesis Support Grant is intended to […]

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Ridgway Succeeds Zellmer as AIHP President

At its Annual Business Meeting on November 14, 2019, AIHP inaugurated W. Clarke Ridgway as its new President. Mr. Ridgway succeeds William A. Zellmer, who is retiring from AIHP’s Board of Directors after serving three two-year terms as AIHP’s President. Mr. Ridgway is no stranger to AIHP. He has served as AIHP’s Treasurer since 2010, […]

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President W. Clarke Ridgway Inaugural Address

AIHP President Inaugural Address; W. Clarke Ridgway; Nov. 14, 2019 I’d like to first recognize and thank out-going President Bill Zellmer for your masterful guidance of the Institute during a critical time of leadership and governance transition and for establishing a clear path of purpose for the Institute. I’d also like to offer my personal […]

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Pharmacy Students visit the Archives!

University of Wisconsin-Madison PharmD students analyzed artifacts from AIHP’s historical collections this semester. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy lecturer, Dr. Kate Rotzenberg, and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy welcomed first-year pharmacy students enrolled in UW’s “Pharmacy in the Health Care System” class to AIHP’s Kremers Reference Files (KRF) last month. Dr. […]

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Greg Higby Helps the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Prepare for its Bicentennial

Greg Higby, AIHP’s Fischelis Scholar and former Executive Director, is working with the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, now called the University of the Sciences, to help the institution prepare for the 200th anniversary of its founding. The school asked Higby to review its extensive collection of historic documents, books and artifacts to select significant items […]

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AIHP Mourns the Passing of George Griffenhagen

We are sad to report that longtime AIHP member George Griffenhagen passed away on November 21, 2019, at age 95. Mr. Griffenhagen had been an AIHP member since 1949 and had served in numerous leadership positions at the Institute, including President and Secretary, for more than 50 years between 1956 and 2010. In September, AIHP […]

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Recap: The Poison Squad, by Deborah Blum, Book Discussion

Presented by the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, the Go Big Read initiative, and the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. AIHP had the pleasure of hosting a book discussion about this year’s University of Wisconsin campus-wide Go Big Read book: The Poison Squad, by Deborah […]

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Call for Papers: “A New Social History of Pharmacy & Pharmaceuticals”

Symposium and Special issues of Pharmacy in History, The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, and Canadian Bulletin of Medical History The aim of this Call for Papers and ensuing special issues is to generate a discussion related to the underexplored social history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. This 2-day interdisciplinary symposium will stimulate/connect new scholarship […]

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2019 AIHP Annual Business Meeting Documents

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy’s 2019 Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 14th, starting at 1:00 PM Central (2:00 PM Eastern). The meeting will be webcast on the Internet allowing members to both see and hear the presentations. To join the meeting CLICK HERE. (Note: This link will not work […]

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FDA Historian John Swann to visit AIHP

Presented by the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the Go Big Read initiative Dr. John Swann, a historian at the US Food and Drug Administration will be on UW-Madison’s campus later this week. While visiting, Dr. Swann will […]

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2019 AIHP Certificates of Commendation Winners

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce two 2019 Certificate of Commendation recipients: Gloria Hartman Doughty and Alvin J. Schalow. Doughty, a pharmacist from Lexington, Kentucky, is recognized for her development and establishment of the Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum. Schalow is honored for numerous activities, including his creation of “‘Doc’ […]

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AIHP Assistant Director Greg Bond takes 1st Place at the 44ICHP Poster Competition

AIHP Assistant Director Greg Bond’s poster titled, “‘I Could Feel that My Presence There was Looked Upon as an Intrusion’: African-American Students at Predominantly White Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy, 1842-1925,” recently earned 1st place in the poster competition at the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy in Washington, DC. Bond’s poster documented […]

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AIHP Nominations Committee Announces 2019 Election Slate

AIHP’s Nominations Committee has nominated Secretary Robert Buerki and Director Catherine Taglieri for new three-year terms on the Institute’s Board of Directors. The Committee will formally present the nominees at AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 14, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time). Buerki and Taglieri each were […]

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AIHP is “Psyched” for Historical Director Lucas Richert’s New Book

Break on Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture We are “psyched” to report the publication of AIHP Historical Director Lucas Richert’s new book, Break on Through: Radical Psychiatry and the American Counterculture. Richert explores the radical disputes within psychiatry and about the conventional treatment of mental health that emerged during the 1960s and 1970s. […]

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AIHP Welcomes Social Media Coordinator Naomi Rendina

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is excited to announce that Naomi Rendina, a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Case Western Reserve University, has joined the AIHP team as our new Social Media Coordinator. Rendina will help AIHP manage, update, and improve its content on social media platforms and on […]

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2019 AIHP Annual Business Meeting Scheduled for Nov. 14

AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (1:00 pm Central Standard Time). The meeting will feature a special live lecture by John Swann, PhD, Historian at the US Food & Drug Administration, about the early regulation of pharmaceuticals in the United States.  The Annual […]

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Dr. Lisa Haushofer to Speak about the History of Food Adulteration

Presented by the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the Go Big Read initiative Dr. Lisa Haushofer from the University of Toronto Culinaria Research Center will be on UW-Madison’s campus early next week. While visiting, Dr. Haushofer will host […]

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Conference Report – 44 ICHP, Washington, DC, 5-8 September 2019

Editor’s Note: This post is by Naomi Rendina, AIHP’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. She presents her conference report from the biennial International Congress for the History of Pharmacy held last month in Washington, DC. For the first time in thirty-six years, […]

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AIHP Announces New Pharmacy in History Editorial Team

AIHP is excited to announce the establishment of a new Editorial Team for Pharmacy in History, the Institute’s flagship academic journal. We are pleased to welcome three new contributing editors; Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Kelly O’Donnell, and Jaipreet Virdi; and three new review editors; Amelie Bonney, Hilary Ingram, and Ian Miller. The new editorial team will assist […]

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AIHP Announces Pharmacy in History Editorial Board

AIHP is pleased to announce the formation of a new Editorial Board for its academic journal, Pharmacy in History. The Editorial Board will “provide guidance, advice and assistance to the editors of Pharmacy in History,” according to a Statement of Purpose memorandum adopted by AIHP’s Board of Directors. Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History Lucas Richert, […]

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Dr. Ved Baruah Visits AIHP

Dr. Ved Baruah from the University of Shanghai is visiting the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy this week. While in Madison, Dr. Baruah will give a public presentation entitled, “Pain and Pleasure: A History of Pharmaceutical Opioids in the Asian Context,” conduct research in AIHP […]

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Alain Touwaide Receives AIHP’s Edward Kremers Award

AIHP has awarded the 2019 Edward Kremers Award to Alain Touwaide, PhD. A noted historian of medicine and science, Touwaide is the co-founder and current scientific director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. He teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles. AIHP’s Edward Kremers Award honors the memory of Edward Kremers […]

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Higby Awarded the George Urdang Medal

Gregory Higby, PhD, has been awarded the George Urdang Medal for his publications describing the evolution of American pharmacy during the nineteenth century. Higby served as AIHP’s Executive Director for more than 30 years before retiring at the end of 2018. He now serves as Fischelis Scholar at the Institute. The George Urdang Medal is […]

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George Griffenhagen Receives AIHP’s Robert Fischelis Award

AIHP’s Board of Directors has awarded the 2019 Robert P. Fischelis Award to George B. Griffenhagen for his decades of support of the Institute and his many contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. Mr. Griffenhagen, 95, has been an AIHP member since 1949. He served in numerous leadership positions at the Institute […]

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Former AIHP Council Member Grover Bowles Dies

AIHP is saddened to learn of the death of former AIHP Council Member Grover C. Bowles, Jr., who passed away on June 23 at the age of 99. Bowles represented the American Pharmaceutical Association on the AIHP Council from 1991-2005. Bowles was for many years the Director of the Pharmacy Department at Baptist Memorial Hospital […]

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Pharmacy in History featured on the Daily Beast

Research published in the latest issue of Pharmacy in History was recently featured in a post on the Daily Beast, one of the most popular news sites on the internet. Brent Arehart’s article, “Erectogenic Drugs in Greek Medicine” was prominently discussed in a post by Professor Candida Moss, the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at […]

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History of Pharmacy Panel at ADHS Meeting in Shanghai

The Alcohol and Drugs History Society meets every two years, and its 2019 meeting held in Shanghai, China, recently concluded. The conference was host to new and exciting panels and papers. AIHP’s Historical Director, Dr. Lucas Richert, organized a panel called “Controls and Culture in the History of Pharmacy.” Longtime AIHP member Dr. Patricia Barton […]

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AIHP Awards Conference Assistance Grants to Four Early Career Researchers

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has awarded financial assistance to four Early Career Researchers to allow them to attend the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy to be held in Washington, DC, from September 5-September 8, 2019. AIHP will provide the four awardees, Richard […]

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Pharmacy in History vol. 61, no. 1 & 2 Published

AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of Pharmacy in History volume 61, numbers 1 & 2 (2019), a special issue in honor of recently retired AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby. This edition marks the first issue edited by new AIHP Historical Director and Pharmacy in History Editor in Chief Lucas Richert. Welcome aboard, Luc! […]

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AIHP Funding for PhDs & ECRs to Attend History of Pharmacy Conference

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) is pleased to announce that it will provide funding for a limited number of North American PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who wish to attend the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy. Requests for funding are now being accepted. The International Congress […]

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Dr. Richert Publishes New Book

AIHP Historical Director, Dr. Lucas Richert, recently published a book about the history of pharmaceuticals and illicit substances, Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs. The book was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in February 2019. Strange Trips examines the myths, meanings, and boundaries of recreational drugs, palliative care drugs, and pharmaceuticals as […]

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Follow AIHP on Social Media

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is on Twitter and Facebook. The Institute uses its social media accounts, along with its website (https://aihp.org), to keep members, supporters, and followers up-to-date with information about AIHP activities, news, and events (including planning for the upcoming 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy).  AIHP’s social media accounts […]

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Memorial Service for Richard Bogard (1926-2018)

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Peoria, Illinois, friends and family of Richard H. Bogard will gather in celebration of his life. Dick was a dedicated member of the AIHP, joining in 1954. Born into a pharmacy family, he brought generosity and the insights of a practicing community pharmacist to AIHP annual meetings for decades. […]

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 Sonnedecker Prize

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 1, 2019. The 2019 Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded to the author(s) of the best scholarly article published during the 2018 calendar year on […]

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Mickey Smith Contributes $10,000 to the Gregory J. Higby Fund

Longtime AIHP member Mickey Smith, PhD, RPh, has contributed $10,000 to support the recently created Gregory J. Higby Fund. AIHP’s Board created the Fund to mark the retirement of Gregory Higby after serving as the Institute’s Executive Director for more than 30 years. AIHP Board President William Zellmer thanked Dr. Smith for his extraordinary gift, […]

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AIHP Awards 2019 PhD Thesis Support Grant

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it has awarded a 2019 AIHP PhD Thesis Support Grant in the amount of $2,000 to Naomi Rendina, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. The grant will support Ms. Rendina’s research regarding the development of […]

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Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 4 Published

AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 60, number 4 (2018). This edition marks the final issue edited by recently retired Editor Greg Higby, who edited 111 issues of Pharmacy in History between 1987 and 2018. Thanks for all the hard work, Greg! The lead articles […]

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2018 Sonnedecker Prize Awarded

The Awards Committee of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy has awarded the 2018 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize to Gregory Bond, PhD, for his article, “‘Yet in All This Library There is Scarcely a Reference to the Negro in Pharmacy’: The University of Wisconsin’s Leo Butts, Pioneering Historian of African-American Pharmacists.” Leo Vinton […]

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Registration now open for International Congress!

AIHP is pleased to announce that registration for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is now open. People planning to attend the Congress can register online at the official website for the Congress. The cost for full registration for the four-day conference (September 5-8, 2019) is $455 through May 14, 2019. That […]

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Historical Director’s Thoughts

Since I assumed the role of AIHP’s Historical Director and Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy in History in early 2019, I have gained tremendous respect for the work that Greg Higby, Greg Bond, and Beth Fisher have effectively handled year in and year out. Along with Dennis Birke, the new Executive Director of AIHP, the team and […]

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AIHP Welcomes New Director Melissa Corrigan

AIHP is pleased to announce that Melissa Murer Corrigan, FAPHA, FASHP, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Melissa has served in senior leadership positions in a variety of settings. From 1994 to 2011, she served as the founding Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, where she […]

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AIHP Issues Call for Nominations for 2019 Urdang Medal and Kremers Award

AIHP is now accepting nominations for the Urdang Medal and the Kremers Award, two of the most prestigious awards for scholarly work in the history of pharmacy. The deadline for receipt of nominations is April 30, 2019. The George Urdang Medal is awarded for an original and scholarly publication, or series of publications, pertaining primarily […]

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AIHP Presents Fischelis Award to University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

AIHP’s Board of Directors recently voted to give the Robert P. Fischelis Award to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy for its decades of support for the Institute and its contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy. AIHP Executive Director Gregory Higby presented the award to Steven M. Swanson, PhD, Dean of […]

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Greg Higby Honored at Retirement Party

AIHP’s longtime Executive Director Greg Higby was honored at a retirement party on December 11, 2018. The party was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, where Dr. Higby is an Adjunct Professor. The party, organized by AIHP’s staff, was attended by Steven Swanson, PhD, Dean of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, and […]

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Greg Higby Retirement Interview

The Institute is pleased to share the video of AIHP President William A. Zellmer interviewing AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby that was featured at AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting Webinar on November 15, 2018. There is a short (12:13) and a long (34:08) version of the interview. Short version of Higby Retirement Video (12:13) Zellmer and […]

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David Herzberg Lecture on Opioid Crisis

AIHP is pleased to share Professor David Herzberg’s lecture, “The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective: What we can learn from a century of addiction to pharmaceuticals,” about the historical roots of the current opioid crisis. Herzberg is an Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo and a Member of the AIHP Board of […]

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2018 AIHP Business Meeting: Information, Agenda, & Reports

AIHP’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, starting at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time). For the first time, the meeting will be telecast on the Internet, allowing members to both see and hear the presentations. To join the meeting, please CLICK HERE. (Note: This link will not work until the day […]

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Pharmacy in History Seeks Book Review Co-Editors

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) seeks one or two new book review co-editors to join the editorial team for the publication Pharmacy in History. Published on a quarterly basis, Pharmacy in History is the oldest journal of its kind in North America, and it is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2019. […]

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Proposed Slate of Nominees for 2019 AIHP Election

AIHP’s Nominations Committee has released a slate of proposed officers and directors to stand for election to the Board of Directors in 2019. AIHP’s bylaws provide that additional nominations may be made at the Annual Business Meeting, to be held November 15, 2019, by any individual member in attendance if seconded by two additional members. […]

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AIHP Welcomes Board of Pharmacy Specialties as New National Pharmacy Association Sponsor

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is the newest member of the Institute’s National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program. BPS has chosen to support the Institute at the Contributor level with a $2,500 annual contribution. The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is the leading […]

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Professor Lucas Richert to Become AIHP Historical Director

AIHP is pleased to announce that Professor Lucas Richert, the incoming George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, will serve as the Institute’s Historical Director, effective January 1, 2019. In that role, Professor Richert will assume the responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s historical programming, serving as […]

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Longtime AIHP Member William Helfand Dies

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is saddened to learn about the recent death of longtime AIHP member and past President William H. Helfand. An avid collector of and an internationally recognized authority about the history of medical ephemera, Helfand first joined the Institute in 1953 and was a frequent attendee and contributor […]

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AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby to Retire

Dr. Gregory Higby, the longtime Executive Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, will be retiring as of December 31, 2018. Dr. Higby has served as AIHP’s Executive Director since 1986 and has been a valued employee of the Institute since 1981. His many professional and scholarly accomplishments are too numerous to […]

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AIHP Historical Studies Committee Publishes Article in AJPE

The AIHP Historical Studies Committee has had an article accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Members of the Committee—Gregory J. Higby (AIHP), David M. Baker (Western New England University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences), John L. Colaizzi (Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy), Robert A. […]

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2018 AIHP Business Meeting Will Feature History of Opioid Crisis Lecture by David Herzberg

Mark your calendars for the annual AIHP Business Meeting webinar scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM CST. The meeting webinar will feature a special live lecture by AIHP Board Member David Herzberg, a Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), entitled “The Opioid Crisis in Historical Perspective: What We Can […]

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Call for Abstracts—44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

The Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is soliciting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations for the Congress to be held 5‑8 September 2019 in Washington, DC. Attendees are invited to submit abstracts on topics pertaining to “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines,” including the training, practice and regulation […]

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AIHP Attends History of Pharmacy Book Release & Artifact Exhibit in Beloit

Earlier this month, AIHP staff members attended the release party for a new book about the history of independent pharmacies in Beloit, Soda Fountains to Robots: The 100-Year History of Grand Avenue Pharmacy and the Era of Independent Pharmacies in Beloit, Wisconsin. Although the book details the history of local drugstores in the area, it […]

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AIHP Adopts New Mission Statement

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy has a new mission statement: “AIHP advances knowledge and understanding of the history of pharmacy and medicines.” AIHP’s Board of Directors approved the new mission statement at its annual mid-year meeting in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13-14, 2018. AIHP President William Zellmer said the new mission statement […]

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Pharmacy in History vol. 60, no. 1 & 2 Published

AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 60, number 1 & 2 (2018). The lead articles are “Francis Peyre Porcher, M.D.: Botanist, Physician, Pharmacist, and Scientist” by Amy Gregg, which explores the career of this trailblazing nineteenth-century medical botanist, and “‘Good Enough for America’: Adulterated Drugs […]

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Two Historical Projects Earn 2017 AIHP Certificates of Recognition

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce two Certificate of Commendation recipients for projects completed in 2017: Professor Megan R. Undeberg, of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth, for her elective course for second and third-year student pharmacists called, “When Pharmacy Goes to War” and Trexie M. Rudd, […]

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2018 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize Call for Submissions – *Deadline Extended

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2018 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. This prize honors the contributions of Glenn Sonnedecker to the field of the history of pharmacy and aims to encourage research in subjects central to his work. The Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded […]

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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, please double-check the status of all events):  28 May 2020: 2020 Summer Kreminar #1, Dr. Lina Britto, Marijuana Boom:The Rise & Fall of Colombia’s First Drug Paradise. hosted by AIHP and the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy […]

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AIHP Biographical Questionnaire

AIHP actively solicits biographical information about pharmacists and people active in the pharmaceutical field. If you would like to provide information about yourself and your career for the benefit of future historians who may consult the biographical folders in the Kremers Reference Files, please complete and return the AIHP Biographical Questionnaire. Completed questionnaires and accompanying […]

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ASHP Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a member of AIHP’s National Pharmacy Association Sponsor program, is in the midst of a year-long celebration of its 75th Anniversary. Founded on August 21, 1942, ASHP has consistently sought to improve, advocate for, and support the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals and other health-system institutions. ASHP has […]

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Pharmacy in History vol. 59, no. 4 Published

AIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pharmacy in History, volume 59, number 4 (2017). The lead article, “We Remember Them: Pharmacy’s Fallen in World War Two—Navy and Marines” by long-time AIHP member Dennis Worthen, recounts the stories of American pharmacists and pharmacy students who lost their lives during World […]

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AIHP To Host 2019 International Congress for the History of Pharmacy

AIHP is pleased to announce that it will be the host organization for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy. The Congress will be held in Washington, D.C., from September 5-September 8, 2019. Learn more at the Congress website: http://44ichp.org. The Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy […]

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AIHP Welcomes New Directors

AIHP welcomes Catherine Taglieri, Pharm.D., and John Grabenstein, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. Professor Taglieri is a registered pharmacist and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University (formerly known as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). She has practiced in a variety of different pharmacy settings, including community, consulting and long-term […]

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AIHP Welcomes Dennis Birke as New Administrative Director

AIHP is pleased to introduce Dennis Birke as its new Administrative Director. Prior to joining AIHP, Dennis was an attorney at one of Madison’s largest law firms, where his practice included the representation of nonprofit organizations. Dennis is also an experienced leader of member-based nonprofits. He served as the President of the Olbrich Botanical Society, […]

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2017 AIHP Election Bios & Statements

TO: AIHP Members RE: 2017 AIHP Board Election Ballots for the 2017 AIHP election were sent to AIHP members via first-class mail during the week of November 20th. AIHP members will vote for one (1) candidate each for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Board Member-At-Large. Please return ballots by December 8, 2017. […]

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2017 AIHP Annual Business Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th

The 2017 annual AIHP Business Meeting webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time. All AIHP Members are encouraged to attend the webinar to learn about AIHP’s activities over the past year and to hear about plans for the future. While you may access the voice […]

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UW School of Pharmacy Seeks George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy seeks to hire a new George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy. The George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, the first such chair in the nation, is named in honor of Dr. George Urdang (1882-1960). Urdang, a renowned pharmacy historian and professor of the History of […]

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Colonial Williamsburg Offers Unique Opportunity for Pharmacy Students

In an initiative led by AIHP Board Member Robert Buerki, Colonial Williamsburg has launched a unique opportunity for pharmacy students. Starting this summer, fourth-year Pharm.D. students may choose to complete part of their experiential rotations at the historic Pasteur & Galt Apothecary. Students will work at the Apothecary in period costume, compound eighteenth-century medicines, and […]

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AIHP Thanks Members of the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Patron ($10,000) Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Donor ($5,000) American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Donor ($5,000) American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy,  Contributor ($2,500) American Pharmacists Association,  Contributor ($2,500) Board of Pharmacy Specialties,  Contributor ($2,500)

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Documents from 2016 AIHP Annual Business Meeting

The AIHP annual business meeting teleconference was held on November 30, 2016.  Download documents about the meeting here: Summary Minutes of 30 November 2016 Business Meeting Agenda for 30 November 2016 Business Meeting All Documents for 30 November 2016 Business Meeting 2015 AIHP Business Meeting Minutes

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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. Many libraries provide access to JSTOR; or readers can purchase individual articles from JSTOR. AIHP Individual members who join at the Contributor level or above receive complimentary access to the Pharmacy in History JSTOR archive. AIHP Individual members joining at […]

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AIHP Honors Leo Butts, First African-American Graduate of UW School of Pharmacy

Leo Vinton Butts class of 1920 was the first known African-American graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, as well as the first known African-American to appear in a game for the UW varsity football team. The son of one of Madison’s earliest African-American residents, he served his country during World War One; […]

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AIHP Announces Guidelines on Teaching History in Pharmacy Education

The Historical Studies Committee of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy announces new  AIHP Guidelines on teaching History in Pharmacy Education to meet the “Standards 2016” of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

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Sawyer Wins 2016 Sonnedecker Prize

AIHP is pleased to announce that Laura Phillips Sawyer, assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, has been selected to receive the 2016 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize for her article, “California Fair Trade: Antitrust and the Politics of ‘Fairness’ in U.S. Competition Policy.” This $1,000 prize honors the contributions of Glenn Sonnedecker to the field of the history […]

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