AIHP News Archive

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 Featuring 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: 1-4 November 2018: Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, “Telling the Stories of Science”, Seattle, Washington, USA. 15 November 2018: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Annual Business Meeting Webinar 2-6 December 2018: Midyear Meeting and Exhibition of […]

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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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Employment Opportunity – AIHP Administrative Director Position

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is hiring an Administrative Director. This new position was created as part of the succession plan related to the December 2018 retirement of the Executive Director of the Institute. The Administrative Director position is budgeted for a maximum of 32 hours/week (80% FTE) and begins in January 2018. […]

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AIHP Thanks Members of the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Patron ($10,000) American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Patron ($10,000) Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, Donor ($5,000) American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy,  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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Calendar of Events

Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields:

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