Remington Medal Winner John Grabenstein to be Guest Speaker at AIHP Annual Business Meeting

John Grabenstein

AIHP is pleased to announce that John D. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD, recipient of the 2020 Remington Honor Medal and current AIHP Vice President, will be the guest speaker at the Institute’s upcoming Annual Business Meeting.

Dr. Grabenstein, a globally recognized vaccinologist, pharmacist, and epidemiologist, will deliver a lecture entitled “Applying History’s Lessons to Contemporary COVID-19 Vaccination.”

AIHP’s Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern. The virtual meeting will be streamed live on the Internet. Click here for more information about the meeting.

Dr. Grabenstein has written more than 300 articles and 11 books, primarily on topics of immunization, public health, and leadership. He is president of Vaccine Dynamics SP and serves as associate director for scientific communications with the Immunization Action Coalition ( Prior positions include Global Executive Director of Medical Affairs for Merck Vaccines and Director of U.S. Department of Defense Military Vaccine Agency, where he organized “Immunization University” to train clinicians from many health disciplines.

Dr. Grabenstein received his pharmacy degree from Duquesne University, a master’s degree in education from Boston University, then a doctorate in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina.

APhA recently awarded the 2020 Remington Honor Medal to Dr. Grabenstein, citing his “decades of excellence as a leader in promoting public health and wellness through immunization practice by pharmacists.”

He joined AIHP’s Board of Directors in 2018 and was elected Vice President in 2019.

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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.

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