Health System Pharmacist of the Year

The Society’s most prestigious award honors a health system pharmacist practicing in Rhode Island who has displayed outstanding qualities of leadership, initiative, and incentive in dedication to the ideals of the practice of pharmacy.  Any RISHP member can submit a nomination (anonymous submissions will not be considered).  Candidates need not be RISHP members to be nominated.  

When nominating an individual for this award, submit a nomination letter, the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae and other supporting information.  The recipient should meet as many of the following requirements as possible:

  • Display outstanding ability in having practiced and promoted pharmacy in the State of RI
  • Demonstrates professional motivation
  • Demonstrates professional organization involvement (RISHP, ASHP, APHA, RIPA etc.)
  • Contributes to the advancement of education in pharmacy within the state
  • Extends pharmacy services in a Health-System to improve patient care
  • Actively participates in promoting community health


Health System Technician of the Year

This award honors a pharmacy technician practicing in the health system who has made significant contributions to pharmacy technician practice, and the community.  The pharmacy technician must show leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm for advancing the role of the pharmacy technician in the health system.  Candidates must be employed as a pharmacy technician in a health system in Rhode Island, but need not  be members of RISHP to be eligible.  

When nominating an individual for this award, please provide information that strengthens the nomination including:

  • Leadership in the execution of their professional duties
  • Demonstrates creativity, innovation or advanced problem solving skills
  • Individual contribution toward advancing technician practice at the institution
  • Commitment to professional excellence as could be demonstrated by achievement of CPhT status, educational activities which surpass those required by law and provision of essential training to others
  • Embraces volunteerism and contributes to their community resulting in tangible results or improvements.

The award is an engraved plaque and a year’s paid membership to RISHP.

 

Bill Pires New Practitioner Award


This award is given to a pharmacist working in a health system setting for less than 5 years and demonstrates professionalism and an interest in expanding the role of the pharmacist in patient care.  The individual does not need to be an RISHP member.


When nominating an individual for this award, please provide information that strengthens the nomination including:

  • Leadership in the profession, within the institution and in the execution of their professional duties.   Effectively collaborates with other health care professionals to produce a result.
  • Demonstrates creativity, innovation or advanced problem solving skills, including clinical problem solving and decision making.
  • Individual contributions toward advancing pharmacy practice at the institution.
  • Commitment to professional excellence as could be demonstrated by advanced educational pursuits, pharmacy student preceptorship responsibilities, research, presentations and publications.
  • Overcame a significant challenge to achieve a goal through hard work and dedication.
  • Embraces volunteerism and contributes to their community resulting in tangible results or improvements.

The award is a one year paid membership to ASHP or if the recipient is already an ASHP member, the equivalent value to spend in the ASHP Bookstore for educational materials of their choice. The award has been generously funded by Leslie Pires, Pharm.D., MS.

 


Student Awards

 

 

Louis P. Jeffrey Scholarship


This award was established in 1996 as an honor to Louis P. Jeffrey. The award is given to a pharmacy student who demonstrates leadership qualities and involvement/participation in professional society activities. 


When submitting a nomination letter for this award, please provide information that strengthens the nomination including:

  • Demonstrates leadership in the profession through an active involvement in pharmacy societies and organizations.
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in providing member services and activities.
  • Exhibits professionalism. The individual exhibits a positive attitude toward the profession of pharmacy and contributes time and energies to the professional community.
  • Embraces volunteerism and contributes to their community.

The award is a cash scholarship.


Edward Gilberti Scholarship


The Gilberti Award was started in 1970 to honor Louis Gilberti, a pharmacist at the State Hospital who was also past president and a very active member of RISHP. This award goes to a University of Rhode Island student interested in hospital pharmacy with high scholastic standing. The award recipient is chosen by URI faculty. 


When submitting a nomination for this award, please provide information that strengthens the nomination including:

  • Demonstrates commitment to health system pharmacy by active involvement in the Student Society of ASHP.
  • Commitment to professional excellence as could be demonstrated by exemplary academic standing, underclass mentoring responsibilities, research, presentations and publications.
  • Actively pursues or is currently working in health system pharmacy.
  • Shows high potential for pursuing residency training or post graduate study.

The award is a cash scholarship.


Bob Goulet Award

This scholarship was established as a tribute to Robert Goulet who at the time of his untimely death was president-elect for the Board of Directors of RISHP.  His hard work and diligence helped make the society and the profession of pharmacy better.  This award is given to a pharmacy student who shows enthusiasm for practice in the health system setting and a passion for patient care. 

Guidelines for scholarship:

  • The nominee must submit a 1-2 page essay describing their vision for the future of health system pharmacy practice and their role in achieving it.  
  • The individual must a Rhode Island resident or URI student pharmacist in their final professional years (P3 or P4) at an accredited College of Pharmacy.

The award is a cash scholarship.




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