Remington Honor Medal to go to director of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

January 24, 2012

William Edward Evans, PharmD, director and CEO at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been selected to receive pharmacy’s highest award, the Remington Honor Medal, the American Pharmacists Association announced.

William Edward Evans, PharmD, director and CEO at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been selected to receive pharmacy’s highest award, the Remington Honor Medal, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced.

Evans was selected for his research with anticancer agents and pharmacogenomics, as well as his work with the advancement of the Memphis hospital. “Dr. Evans is a cutting- edge scientist who has made a difference in the lives of children throughout the world,” a colleague said about him, according to the APhA.

The Remington Honor Medal was named for eminent community pharmacist, manufacturer, and educator Joseph P. Remington.

Also, the APhA’s Academy of Student Pharmacists named Hewitt W. Matthews, PhD, dean and vice president for the Health Sciences and professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as the winner of its Outstanding Dean Award.

Gary DeLander, PhD, executive associate dean and department chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, received the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award.

Evans, Matthews, Delander, and other winners will be honored during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, March 9-12, 2012.

Other APhA award winners:

Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award – Melissa Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, director, Community Practice Residency Program and associate professor of Pharmacy & Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Distinguished Federal Pharmacist Award – Jannet M. Carmichael, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA, BCPS, VISN 21 Pharmacy Executive for the VA Sierra Pacific Network covering Northern Nevada, Northern California, and Hawaii.

Distinguished New Practitioner Award – David R. Bright, PharmD, BCACP, assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy.

Generation Rx Award – Megan E. Thompson, PharmD, director of Advanced Professional Pharmacy Experiences (APPE), interim associate dean for Professional and Graduate Education and associate professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy.

Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award – Cynthia Boyle, PharmD, FAPhA, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award – Patricia Freeman, BSPharm, PhD, clinical associate professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science Department and director, Professional Practice Programs at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award – Kyle J. Hampson, PharmD candidate at Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy.

H.A.B. Dunning Award – Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.

Honorary Member – S. Miles Rudd, MD, FAAFP, clinical director of the Indian Health Services, Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center.

Honorary President – Daniel A. Hussar,  PhD, FAPhA, Remington Professor of Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Hubert H. Humphrey Award - Stephen W. Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Management & Economics, director of the PRIME Institute and head of the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Hugo H. Schaefer Award – Jeffry N. Baldwin, PharmD, FAPhA, FASHP, vice chair for Education, and professor of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy.