Hugo H. Schaefer Award

The Hugo H. Schaefer Award was established by the American Pharmacists Association in 1964 to honor the long-time APhA Treasurer, Hugo H. Schaefer, for a lifetime of contributions to the profession of pharmacy and in particular for his service to APhA. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has made outstanding voluntary contributions to society as well as to the profession of pharmacy and APhA.

2020 Hugo H. Schaefer Award recipient: Duane M. Kirking, PharmD, PhD, FAPhA


Nomination criteria
The nominee must be an APhA Member who has made outstanding voluntary contributions to society, the profession of pharmacy, and APhA. Remington Honor Medalists are not eligible.
Nomination process
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link: Award Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is September 1, annually.
The nomination is to include the following items:
  • A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award
  • Letters of recommendation are optional; two letters are preferred, with a maximum of six letters accepted
  • A current curriculum vitae or detailed résumé
Selection process
The selection is made by the APhA Board of Trustees based upon careful review of complete nominations.
Nature of award
The award, presented at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition, consists of a medal bearing the likeness of Hugo H. Schaefer mounted on a wooden base, which is inscribed with the recipient’s name and date of presentation. The recipient also receives a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition registration and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA.
Past recipients:

2020    Duane M. Kirking

2019    Kenneth M. Hale

2018    Robert Alesiani

2017    Clark H. Gustafson

2016    Bruce R. Canaday

2015    Baeteena M. Black

2014    Leonard L. Edloe

2013    Robert L. Day

2012    Jeffrey N. Baldwin

2011    Thomas R. Temple

2010    Gary W. Kadlec

2009    Henry Lewis III

2008    Jordan L. Cohen

2007    J. Lyle Bootman

2006    Joseph G. Valentino

2005    Carlo Michelotti

2004    Daniel A. Hussar

2003    R. Timothy Webster

2002    Jean Paul Gagnon

2001    Fred T. Mahaffey

2000    John W. Hasty

1999    Louis M. Sesti

1998    Herbert S. Carlin

1997    Linda F. Golodner

1996    Mary Munson Runge

1995    Michael A. Schwartz

1994    Paul G. Rogers

1993    William J. Grosz

1992    Bob Gude

1991    Jacob W. Miller

1990    James B. Powers

1989    Samuel W. Kidder

1988    Robert C. Johnson

1987    Joseph D. Williams

1986    William J. Edwards

1985    Edwin A. Mande

1984    George B. Griffenhagen

1983    Joseph A. Oddis

1982    Adela Schneider

1980    Jere E. Goyan

1979    Grover C. Bowles

1978    Arthur G. Zupko

1976    Philip R. Lee, MD

1974    Gaylord A. Nelson

1973    Willard B. Simmons

1971    Harry C. Shirkey, MD

1969    E. Claiborne Robins

1967    Wallace Werble

1966    William S. Apple

1965    Hubert H. Humphrey

1964    Hugo H. Schaefer