Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

The Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award is presented annually to young pharmacists, across the United States. This award recognizes individual excellence and outstanding contribution to pharmacy associations and communities. Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company proudly sponsors this award, while each state pharmacy association selects the recipient for each year.  The criteria to be selected for this award is as follows:

  • Obtained a Degree in Pharmacy within the last ten years  (2008 graduation date or later)
  • Must be a licensed Pharmacist within the state selected and be in good standing to practice
  • Must be a current member of the state association with active participation
  • Must participate in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, and/or community service

2018 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award Recipients

  • New Hampshire Pharmacists Association - Amanda M. Morrill, PharmD, BCPS
  • Washington State Pharmacy Association - Kimberly C. McKeirnan, PharmD, BCACP
  • New Jersey Pharmacists Association - Aakash Gandhi, PharmD
  • Minnesota Pharmacists Association - Caitlin Frail
  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association - Adriane N. Irwin, MS, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
  • Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association - Nicole Pezzino, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
  • Washington DC Pharmaceutical Association - Jennifer I. Aka, Pharm.D.
  • Missouri Pharmacy Association - Joshua Moore, Pharm.D.
  • Virginia Pharmacists Association - Leah B. Argie, Pharm.D.
  • Connecticut Pharmacists Association - Christina Polomoff, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
  • Massachusetts Pharmacists Association - Phung C. On, PharmD, RPh, BCPS
  • South Dakota Pharmacists Association - Kristen Carter, Pharm.D.
  • North Carolina Association of Pharmacists - Cortney M. Mospan, PharmD
  • Maine Pharmacy Association - Megan Jennison, Pharm.D.
  • Indiana Pharmacists Alliance - Lynn Fletcher Thoma, PharmD
  • Rhode Island Pharmacists Association - Christine Eisenhower, Pharm.D.
  • Illinois Pharmacists Association - Brittany Hoffman-Eubanks, PharmD, MBA
  • Kansas Pharmacists Association - Matt Morrison, Pharm.D.
  • Oklahoma Pharmacists Association - David George, PharmD, PhD
  • Utah Pharmacy Association - Nicholas Cox, PharmD, BCACP
  • Colegio de Farmaceuticos De Puerto Rico - Michelle E. Morales Alvarez, PharmD
  • West Virginia Pharmacists Association - Chelsea Gresham, PharmD
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin - Barry McClain, PharmD, MS
  • Maryland Pharmacists Association - Richard A. DeBenedetto, PharmD, MSCR, AAHIVP
  • Texas Pharmacy Association - Adam Chesler, PharmD
  • Tennessee Pharmacists Association - McKenzie Calhoun, PharmD
  • Louisiana Pharmacists Association - LaKeisha Williams, PharmD, MSPH
  • Florida Pharmacy Association - Jeanette E. Connelly, Pharm.D.
  • Alabama Pharmacy Association - Jessica Jackson, PharmD
  • South Carolina Pharmacy Association - Erin B. Stelling, PharmD, MBA
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association - Jesica Thomason Mills, PharmD, MBA, RPh
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association - James Montague, PharmD
  • Mississippi Pharmacists Association - Catherine Black Bates, PharmD
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association - Hannah Head, PharmD
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society - Jeremy W. Vandiver, PharmD, BCPS
  • Pharmacists Society of the State of New York - Alexander DeLucenay, PharmD
  • Wyoming Pharmacy Association - Bree M. Bertz, PharmD
  • New Mexico Pharmacists Association - Carly Cloud Floyd, PharmD, PhC, CACP, AAHIVP
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association - Greta Ishmael, Pharm.D.
  • Iowa Pharmacy Association - Morgan Herring, PharmD, BCPS
  • Nebraska Pharmacists Association - Jeanie M. Shipman, PharmD, RP
  • Montana Pharmacy Association – Thomas Richardson, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
  • Alaska Pharmacists Association – Christopher Chong, PharmD
  • California Pharmacists Association – Richard H. Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP
  • North Dakota Pharmacists Association - Tyler Rogers, Pharm.D.
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association - Emlah Tubuo, R.Ph., PharmD
  • Delaware Pharmacists Society - Jay C. Patel, Pharm.D.
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