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Published on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

American Pharmacists Association Announces 2022 APhA Fellows

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the selection of the APhA Fellows as part of the 2022 APhA Awards and Honors Program.

Honorees will be officially recognized at APhA2022, March 18–21, 2022, in San Antonio, TX. The APhA Awards and Honors Program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.

APhA Fellows are members of either the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM) or the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science (APhA–APRS), with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience. To become an APhA Fellow, members must demonstrate exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession through activities with APhA and other national, state, and/or local professional organizations.

The Academies have selected the following members as the 2022 APhA Fellows. Here is a glimpse of their work and accomplishments:

Fellows selected by APhA–APPM:

  • Andrew S. Bzowyckyj, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, of Beaverton, OR. Dr. Bzowyckyj is recognized for his numerous publications, contributed papers, abstracts, and sustained involvement with APhA.
  • Gretchen K. Garofoli, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS, of Morgantown, WV. Dr. Garofoli is recognized for her notable contributions to the profession related to COVID, immunizations, and residency training and support.
  • Morgan S. Herring, PharmD, BCPS, of West Des Moines, IA. Dr. Herring is recognized for her experience with student support, pharmacist training, and innovative practices.
  • John Clay Kirtley, PharmD, of Little Rock, AR. Dr. Kirtley is recognized for his contributions to ACPE, NABP, the state of Arkansas, pharmacy education, and regulatory efforts in pharmacy.
  • Dianne E. Malburg, BSPharm, of Holt, MI. Ms. Malburg is recognized for her contributions to pharmacy in Michigan, with projects that have become a role model for the profession.
  • Staci-Marie Balog Norman, PharmD, CDCES, of South Bend, IN. Dr. Norman is recognized for her experience leading numerous APhA certificate courses and training more than 5,000 pharmacists in 48 states.
  • Nathan D. Pope, PharmD, BCACP, of Austin, TX. Dr. Pope is recognized for his experience and leadership advancing community pharmacy research and community pharmacy residency programs.
  • Emily Prohaska, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, of Lawrence, KS. Dr. Prohaska is recognized for her contributions focused on the local community, forward-thinking and entrepreneurial skills that showcase the future of community pharmacy.
  • Garth K. Reynolds, BSPharm, RPh, MBA, of Springfield, IL. Mr. Reynolds is recognized for his strong voice of leadership in the state of Illinois and service on expert panels and APhA engagements.
  • Jennifer D. Smith, PharmD, BCACP, BCADM, CDCES, of Anderson, SC. Dr. Smith is recognized for her expertise in diabetes management and contributions as a trainer for pharmacy training and education.

Fellows selected by APhA–APRS:

  • Anna Ratka, PhD, PharmD, RPh, of Rochester, NY. Dr. Ratka is recognized for her contributions to interprofessional education, health care advocacy, and mentorship of students and trainees for nearly 30 years.
  • Henry N. Young, PhD, of Athens, GA. Dr. Young is recognized for his exemplary professional achievements in research, health care-based community service, and advocacy work at the state level to improve access for underserved and vulnerable populations.

Recipients of the 2022 APhA Academy Awards were announced yesterday, December 7. Recipients of the 2022 APhA Professionwide Awards will be announced later this week.

About APhA–APPM

The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA–APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use, and advancing patient care. APhA serves pharmacists in all practice settings, including independent and chain community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, health maintenance organizations, federal facilities, nuclear pharmacies, and other specialized settings. The Academy is also home to the APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The SIGs are member-driven groups focused on key areas of interest. All members receive access to continuing education, an online community of practitioners, networking and leadership opportunities, tools, and resources for developing patient care services, and cutting-edge information on medication therapy management and regulatory issues facing the profession. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com/apha-appm.

About APhA–APRS

The APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA–APRS) stimulates the discovery, dissemination, and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences. Members of APhA may choose to belong to a primary section within APhA–APRS based on their area of research. The Academy is governed by an Executive Committee comprising elected leaders from the three Sections of APhA–APRS: Basic Sciences; Clinical Sciences; and Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences (ESAS). Members receive access to continuing education, an online community for pharmacists, networking and leadership opportunities, premier research journals such as JAPhA and JPharmSci, and cutting-edge information on medication therapy management and regulatory issues facing the profession. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com/apha-aprs.

About the American Pharmacists Association

The American Pharmacists Association is the only organization advancing the entire pharmacy profession. Our expert staff, and strong volunteer leadership, including many experienced pharmacists, allow us to deliver vital leadership to help pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians find success and satisfaction in their work, while advocating for changes that benefit them, their patients, and their communities. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.

Contact:

Renee Kalu; 202.429.7532; rkalu@aphanet.org

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