Awards

The New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP) recognizes members and non-members for achievements and accomplishments in the pharmacy profession.  

2020 Deadline for awards submission:  January 31, 2020. *Please submit all documents to [email protected] with the subject line referencing which award you are submitting for.*

Award Procedures and Guidelines

Pharmacy Advocacy Award
Pharmacy Achievement Award
Corporate Achievement Award
Corporate Scholarship Essay Award
New Practitioner Award 

Previous Award Recipients

Pharmacy Achievement Award (FKA Debra B. Feinberg Award)
Pharmacy Achievement
Pharmacist of the Year
Corporate Sponsor Achievement
NYSCHP Fellows
New Practitioner
Pharmacy Practice

Student Corporate Sponsor Essay Topic for 2020

Please submit your essay regarding the following topic:
What Role Does Pharmacy Leadership Play in Developing Guidelines on Medication Cost Management Strategies for Hospitals and Health Systems Without Compromising Care?

Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2020

NYSCHP Awards:

Pharmacy Advocacy Award:

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the NYSCHP Annual Assembly, accommodations for one night, and admission to the banquet.  The award will consist of a plaque.
Procedure and Guidelines
The Pharmacy Advocacy Award will be presented to a deserving member of the pharmacy community of New York State.  Any member can nominate a candidate for this award and members may also self nominate for the award.  Nominations must include a letter of support, a CV of the nominee and list of accomplishments highlighting the criteria of the award listed below. 
Criteria
The NYSCHP Pharmacy Advocacy award shall be given to an individual of high moral character and high professional ideals, who has made significant contributions to health-system pharmacy advocacy, an outstanding single achievement, or a combination of accomplishments benefiting health-system pharmacy advocacy.  They should include, but are not limited to the following examples:
  • Active participation in the NYSCHP Public Policy or Grassroots Advocacy Committees;
  • Implementing, leading, or expanding new programs such as local chapter committees, advocacy workshops, or other novel programs/events that increase member engagement;
  • Providing continuing education lectures to Council members on legislative and advocacy issues;
  • Publish or disseminate information on policy updates or legislative issues.
  • Sustained NY state pharmacy advocacy through legislative visits and/or involvement in Lobby Day; Candidates must be members of NYSCHP.
Awards Committee:  
The Chair will compile the entries and send copies to each Awards Committee member.  The Awards Committee will review all candidates and accompanying documents prior to selecting the most qualified candidate for the award. The final recommended awardee will be presented to the NYSCHP BOD for a vote at the next BOD meeting after the application deadline.
Presentation: 
The award will be presented at the Annual Assembly installation banquet.
The recipient may offer brief remarks upon acceptance of the award.
This award does not need to be given every year. 

Pharmacy Achievement Award:

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the NYSCHP Annual Assembly, accommodations for one night, and admission to the banquet.  The award will consist of a lifetime membership as a Honorary Member in the NYSCHP and a bronzed plaque.
Procedure and Guidelines
The Board of Directors will present the Pharmacy Achievement Award to a deserving member of the pharmacy community of New York State.  The President will request input from each member of the Board of Directors with regard to potential candidates.  Each candidate must present his or her CV for review, including a list of accomplishments highlighting the criteria of the award listed below.  The Executive Committee will confer to determine candidates for the award.  The Board of Directors will vote on the candidate(s) to determine an award recipient.  
Criteria
The NYSCHP Pharmacy Achievement Award, intended to honor the accomplishments and contributions of a NYSCHP member, shall be given to an individual of high moral character and high professional ideals, who has made significant contributions to health-system pharmacy and through it, humanity and the public health.  They may include, but are not limited to accomplishments or achievements in:
  • Health-system pharmacy practice;
  • Health-system pharmacy education;
  • Health-system pharmacy administration;
  • Pharmaceutical research or development related to health-system pharmacy;
  • Scientific of professional pharmaceutical writing such as noteworthy published articles on pharmaceutical subjects;
  • Pharmaceutical journalism related to health-system pharmacy;
  • Public and/or inter-professional relations activities benefiting health-system pharmacy;
  • Pharmaceutical law or legislation, professional regulations, standards of professional conduct of pharmacy law enforcement;
  • Function and programs of NYSCHP.
Presentation: 
The award will be presented at the Annual Assembly installation banquet.
The recipient may offer brief remarks upon acceptance of the award. 
This award does not need to be given every year.

Corporate Achievement Award:

The award will consist of a plaque.
Procedure and Guidelines
The Corporate Achievement Award shall be given by NYSCHP to a company or corporate individual in recognition of accomplishments for, involvement in, and betterment of NYSCHP.  Nominations are submitted by the Director of Industry Relations on behalf of the Industry Relations Committee.
Criteria
The NYSCHP Corporate Achievement Award shall be given to an individual of high moral character and high professional standards who has been supportive of NYSCHP as evidenced any/all of the following:
  • Speaker sponsorship at the local/state level;
  • Active involvement within the Industry Relations Committee.
  • Participation in exhibit sessions at the Annual Assembly;
  • Participation in vendor networking session(s) at the Annual Assembly;
  • Participation in exhibit sessions at the Tristate Pharmacy Summit;
  • Participation in vendor networking session(s) at the Tristate Pharmacy Summit;
  • Other activities that better the organization.
Awards Committee:
The Chair will compile submissions and send copies to each Award Committee member with an accompanyingassessment sheet for evaluation.  The Awards Committee will forward completed assessment sheets to the Chair for review and compilation.  A summary will be presented to the NYSCHP BOD for a vote at the next BOD meeting after application deadline.
 
Presentation: 
The award will be presented at the Annual Assembly installation banquet.
This award does not need to be given every year.

Corporate Scholarship Essay Award:

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the NYSCHP Annual Assembly, accommodations for one night, and admission to the banquet.
The recipient will receive recognition at the Annual Assembly Installation Banquet.
The recipient will receive a one year membership to NYSCHP.
The recipient’s essay will be published in the NYSCHP Newsbrief.
Procedures and Guidelines:
Essay question to be submitted by Director of Industry Affairs by mid-November to the NYSCHP office.
The essay question along with guidelines and requirements is forwarded to faculty liaisons.
Essays for consideration are then submitted to the school faculty liaisons who will forward to the NYSCHP office.
The Director of Industry Relations will compile the entries and submit them to Industry Relations Committee members along with an assessment sheet for evaluation. 
Criteria:
Recipient must be in final two (2) years of Pharmacy School in New York State. 
Student must compiled a 1000 word essay based on a topic chosen by the NYSCHP Industry Relations Committee.
Presentation:
The award will be presented at the Annual Assembly installation banquet.

New Practitioner Award:

The recipient will receive complimentary registration to the NYSCHP Annual Assembly, accommodations for one night, and admission to the banquet.  The award will consist of a plaque.
Procedure and Guidelines
The New Practitioner of the Year award will be presented to a deserving member of the pharmacy community of New York State.  The Presidents of the NYSCHP local chapters will be solicited each year to furnish names of candidates for this award.  The nomination will include a letter of support from the local chapter president, a CV of the nominee and a list of accomplishments.
Criteria
The NYSCHP New Practitioner of the Year Award recognizes an individual pharmacist for his or her leadership, vision, and continuous contribution to the practice of pharmacy in New York State in their first 1-5 years after formal education or residency training.  This award is meant to foster involvement from the beginning of their career.
Candidates must:
  • Be a practicing pharmacist in New York State.
  • Be a pledge level or active member of NYSCHP.
  • Be practicing 1-5 years from education or following pharmacist residency training programs (PGY1 or PGY2).
  • Demonstrate support of NYSCHP through active involvement either on the state or local level.
  • Demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, or clinical skills in the practice of pharmacy presentation.
Presentation: 
The award will be presented at the Annual Assembly installation banquet.
This award does not need to be given every year.
The NYSCHP BOD has the ability to add one time discretionary awards as needed to recognize the outstanding contributions of an individual or organization to the NYSCHP or healthcare.

Previous Award Recipients

Pharmacy Achievement Award (FKA Debra B. Feinberg Award)

1981  Marvin I. Lew
1984  Richard Della Guardia
1987  Seymour Katz
1990  Kurt Kleinmann
1991  Ray Sandusky
1993  Alan Caspi
1994  Louis Jeffery
1998  Bernard Mehl
2000  Marcia Gutfeld
2001  Thomas O’Brien
2002  Patti Siola
2003  Nancy DiLiegro
2004  Harvey Maldow
2005  Jack Kitrenos
2006  Mary Andritz
2007  John Manzo
2008  Bruce Pleskow
2009  Thomas Lombardi
2010  Leigh Briscoe-Dwyer
2011  Ted Friedman
2012  David Adelman
2013  Frank Sosnowski
2014  Kimberly Zammit

Pharmacy Achievement Recipients

1993  Susan Hunt
1994  Dennis Hoffman
1995  Thomas O’Brien
2000  Ronald Post
2002  David Adelman
2003  Bruce Pleskow
2004  Kimberly Zammit
2005  David Blanchard
2006  Edmund Hayes
2007  Frank Sosnowski
2008  Ted Friedman
2009  Deborah Wible
2010  Karol Wollenburg
2011  Mark Sinnett
2014  Vickie Powell
2015  Amy Dzierba
2018  Robert DiGregorio

Pharmacist of the Year

1991  Esther Eddy
1992  J. Edward Bell
1993  Patti Siola
1994  John Manzo
1995  Abby Rosen
1996  Thomas Lombardi
2000  Anthony Longo
2001  Lynne Antonio-Lonie
2003  Ted Friedman
2005  Catherine Tom-Revzon
2006  Bruce Stalder
2007  Christine Kubin
2008  Nicole Lodise
2010  Frank Sosnowski
2013  Ellen Rudnick
2014  Tran Tran
2015 Monica Mehta

Corporate Sponsor Achievement Recipients

1997  Ed Antonio
1999  Howard Siegel
2000  Jesus Raimundi
2001  Vinod Shah
2002  Michael Szap
2003  Jack Felzcak
2004  Frank O’Connor
2005  William Larkin
2006  Richard Dellaguardia
2007  Ed Antonio
2008  Sidney Schneps
2009  Joseph Mislowack
2010  Bill Lewis
2011  Stacy Kilkenny
2012  John Meyer
2013  P.K. Rajagopol
2014  Eileen Epstein
2016  Mark Ragone
2017  Gerry Meglio
2018  Vito Iacobellis
2019  Jason Tenzer

NYSCHP Fellows
2007  Bernie Delello; Fran Jordan; John Noviasky; Stewart Siskin; Jan Keltz, Honorary

New Practitioner
2011  Kwaku Marfo
2014  Jason Babby
2015  Kanika Ballani
2016  Karen Berger
2017  Amy Wojciechowski
2018  Nikki Bhogal
2019  Bejoy Maniara

Pharmacy Practice
2011  Montefiore Medical Center Immunization Service
2012  Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
2013  Brooklyn Hospital Center