This year, the Linwood F. Tice Award recognized the late Tery Baskin, PharmD.
By Becca McCaughey
Student pharmacists came together during the APhA2019 APhA–ASP Awards Celebration in Seattle to recognize the outstanding achievements of chapters and individuals across the country. This was a time to acknowledge the positive impact student pharmacists had not only on their local communities, but also collectively on the country.
Here is a run-down of all the action from a memorable Saturday evening.
Now, it wouldn’t be an APhA–ASP celebration without having a little fun. To kick off the night, the 2010–11 APhA–ASP National Executive Committee (NEC) reprised their song and dance “Singing in the Rain” routine, this time in collaboration with the 2018–19 NEC. They all put on quite a show. The fun continued with more “Student Pharmacists Got Talent” performances, as Alicia Bautista (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) sang “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, David Bunch (Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) sang an acoustic version of “The Best” by Tina Turner, and Kyle Owens (Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy) sang “I’ll Be There” by Jess Glynne.
Thank you to all our performers for sharing your talent with us!
Engaging one-on-one interview
To help commemorate the night, attendees had the pleasure of hearing from past APhA–ASP leader and U.S. Public Health Service CPT Craig Hostetler. The 1971–72 SAPhA President, CPT Hostetler told humorous stories on how he got involved as a student and discussed how his willingness to take chances during his career led him to pursue meaningful work in Afghanistan. He was interviewed by his mentee, incoming APhA President Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, so their shared history and lessons on the mentor–mentee relationship were valuable. Stories such as these made me realize that the profession has not only changed a lot in the last 50 years, but the special type of friendships and relationships made within APhA–ASP have always been a hallmark of our Academy.
Special Tice Award memory
An award that is given out every year on behalf of our Academy is the Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA–ASP Award, presented to a pharmacist who has taken a special interest in teaching, mentoring, or advocating for student pharmacists throughout their career. This year, the Linwood F. Tice Award recognized the late Tery Baskin, PharmD. Dr. Baskin’s wife, Mary Baskin, accepted the award, and past APhA–ASP National Presidents Michael Murphy and Brandi Hamilton provided a moving tribute. Student pharmacists are empowered by those who came before us and we are very grateful for the individuals who paved the path we walk on now.
Award Celebration recipients
APhA–ASP National Chapter of the Year: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
APhA–ASP National Chapter Achievement Awards
Division AAA Winner: Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
Division AAA First Runner-Up: University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Division AAA Second Runner-Up: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
Division AA Winner: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Division AA First Runner-Up: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Division AA Second Runner-Up: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Division A Winner: University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Division A First Runner-Up: University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Division A Second Runner-Up: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
APhA–ASP OTC Medicine Safety National Award
Winner: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
1st Runner-up: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2nd Runner-up: University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy
APhA–ASP Generation Rx National Award
Winner: University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy
1st Runner-up: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
2nd Runner-up: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
APhA–ASP Innovative Programming Award: University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
APhA–ASP PharmFlix Most Inspirational Award: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
APhA–ASP PharmFlix Most Humorous Award: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
APhA–ASP PharmFlix Best Overall Award: Purdue University College of Pharmacy
APhA–ASP National Patient Care Counseling Competition Winner: Jordyn Williams, University of Missouri–Kansas City
APhA–ASP Outstanding Dean Award: Roger Davis, PharmD, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
What a night
My favorite part of the celebration was seeing how chapters found innovative ways to improve patient care through unique outreach projects and programming. Knowing that our Academy reached more than 1 million people last year is incredibly inspiring and motivating to expand efforts in future years.
Congratulations to all our award recipients recognized in Seattle, and to all members of APhA–ASP for a hugely successful year in advancing patient care!