2015 Recipient, Ryan Gates (center)
This award recognizes a CPhA member pharmacist for outstanding activities in the profession of pharmacy. The recipient must be an individual who has demonstrated leadership at more than one level of organized pharmacy. He/she should be an energetic leader who has stimulated others to actively participate in professional, political, and/or community affairs related to the practice of pharmacy. The person should be well recognized by his colleagues for his/her professional advancements.
It would be desirable if the activities or qualifications of the recipient were to result in an especially successful project or long-term effort on behalf of the profession. It should be noted that this highest award of the Association is not for a "one time flash" or to be used as a retirement recognition. The person's continued activities and efforts are essential.
Submit a Nomination for the Pharmacist of the Year Award
- Completed nomination form
- A letter from the nominator to address the criteria and provide specific examples of how the candidate has made significant, influential and sustained contributions to the pharmacy practice in California.
- Current full curriculum vitae or detailed resume of the nominee.
- Up to 4 letters of recommendation
- All letters of support must be signed by the author. Emailed letters must contain an electronic signature.
Deadline for CPhA to collect nominations is December 31 annually. All awards are submitted for review either electronically or via U.S. Postal Service. Please fill out the online nomination form and send all supporting documentation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If submitting by mail, please download the nomination form and send along with all supporting documentation to:
CPhA Awards Committee
Attn: Awards Manager
4030 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834
The CPhA Awards Committee is responsible for selecting all qualified award winners, which is based upon careful review of all qualified applicants. Upon receipt of a nomination package, CPhA staff reviews the package for completeness and then forwards on to the CPhA Awards Committee. If the nomination package is incomplete, a CPhA staff member will follow up with the nominator to obtain the missing information.