NGP Awards

2014 Next-Generation PharmacistTM Awards
The Next-Generation PharmacistTM awards program, co-founded by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems, is now in its fifth year. This national awards program honors pharmacists, technicians, students, and industry advocates who are defining the future of pharmacy. Since 2010, more than 100 pharmacy leaders have been named finalists or winners.

Nominees in 10 different award categories, described below, have been evaluated by an independent panel of judges chaired by Pharmacy Times Editor-in-Chief Fred Eckel. To read about the the finalists in each award category, featured in the July 2014 issue of Pharmacy Times, click here.  In addition to the 10 category winners, one pharmacist winner will be named the 2014 “Next-Generation Pharmacist,” the program’s top honor, and will be featured on the cover of Pharmacy Times.

The Next-Generation PharmacistTM awards will be presented on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, concurrent with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo. To register for the awards gala, click here.
 In addition to the traditional awards program, the 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist program will host a panel of experts dedicated to sharing their vision about the future of pharmacy, including the growing role of pharmacists in the value-driven health care system. To register for the breakfast roundtable, click here. More details will be announced at a later date.

See Official Rules at for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions, restrictions, and complete details. Sponsors: Pharmacy and Healthcare Communications, LLC and Parata Systems, LLC (“Sponsor “ or “Sponsors”).

2014 Award Categories

Civic Leader 2014
Civic Leader of the YearAwarded to a pharmacist who donates his or her time and resources with the principal objective of improving the community in which he or she resides and/or the pharmacy operates, particularly when the vision is related to pharmacy care and the health outcomes of the community.

Entrepreneur 2014
Entrepreneur of the YearAwarded to a pharmacist who owns a pharmacy in whole or in part and who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit in his or her drive and ability to grow the business or whose advocacy has helped create a better environment for future pharmacy growth.

Future Pharmacist 2014
Future Pharmacist of the YearAwarded to a student pharmacist who demonstrates spirit and passion for the profession, primarily through academic achievement, in conjunction with one or more of the following criteria: industry advocacy, patient advocacy, technology innovation, civic leadership and/or environmental stewardship with regard to pharmacy.

Lifetime Leadership 2014
Lifetime AchievementAwarded to a licensed pharmacist who has been practicing in a pharmacy setting or has served the industry in a professional capacity or leadership or advocacy role. The nomination should demonstrate that the nominee has made significant contributions to the pharmacy industry overall that resulted in meaningful improvements in the quality of patient care and improved delivery models and pharmacy’s role on the health care team.

Military Pharmacist 2014
Military Pharmacist of the YearAwarded to an active duty or reserve military pharmacist who operates within a branch of the United States armed forces and who demonstrates an innovative approach to patient care for those who serve our country.

Patient Care Provider 2014
Patient Care Provider of the YearAwarded to a pharmacist whose focus on patient care and customer service, through a specific occasion, personal action, or activity, has established himself or herself as an exemplary patient advocate.

Rising Star 2014
Rising Star of the YearAwarded to a pharmacist who is defining the future standard of pharmacy practice by his or her professional practice and/or by advocacy in the pharmacy industry. To be eligible, a nominee must have been practicing for at most 5 years. (Student pharmacists should be nominated for the Future Pharmacist category.)

Specialty Pharmacist 2014
Specialty Pharmacist of the YearAwarded to a pharmacist who excels in providing specialty pharmacy services in a variety of settings, including health systems, community pharmacy, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, continuing care retirement centers, and long-term care organizations and who demonstrates innovation in specialty services in diseases that require specialty pharmacists.

Technician 2014
Pharmacy Technician of the YearAwarded to a certified pharmacy technician who demonstrates the highest professional standards of patient care and performs consistently and reliably as a valued member of the pharmacy team.

Technology Innovator 2014
Technology Innovator of the YearAwarded to a pharmacist who successfully leverages pharmacy technology tools to advance patient care standards, business profitability, and/or employee productivity.

2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist:
The program's top honor, "Next-Generation Pharmacist," is selected from among the winners in the pharmacist categories and awarded to the pharmacist who is defining the future of pharmacy by his or her uncompromising vision for a specific pharmacy or the industry overall.

2013 Next-Generation PharmacistTM Awards
The 2013 Next-Generation Pharmacist™ awards were announced at the fourth-annual Next-Generation Pharmacist awards event on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (concurrent with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo). To see photos from the event, click here. To read profiles of the award winners, click here. To read profiles of the finalists, click here.

The winner of the 2013 Next-Generation PharmacistTM Award  is Amy Bachyrycz, PharmD, of the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and Walgreens Patient Care Center in Albuquerque, NM. To see a video on Dr. Bachyrycz, click here. To see videos on all the finalists, click here. To read a press release announcing the winners, click hereTo read a press release announcing the finalists, click here.

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2013 Next-Generation Pharmacist
Amy Bachyrycz, PharmD Play Video  

The winner of the 2013 Next-Generation Pharmacist award, the program's highest honor, was selected from the category winners. This best-in-class award recognizes a pharmacist who demonstrates an uncompromising focus on advancing patient care, dedication to the pharmacy in which he or she works, and the strongest commitment to advancing the pharmacy industry overall.

Civic Leader of the Year (Sponsored by Independent Pharmacy Cooperative) Civic Leader Honorees
Kevin Musto, RPh Play Video Kay Carroll, RPh  
  Allison Dering-Anderson, PharmD  

Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Upsher-Smith) Entrepreneur Honorees
Bob Lomenick, RPh Play Video Joe Craft, RPh  
  Christian Tadrus, PharmD, RPh  

Technology Innovator of the Year Technology Innovator Honorees
CDR Marc Young, PharmD, MS, PMP Play Video Eric Beyer, RPh  
  Michael Einodshofer, RPh, MBA  

Patient Care Provider of the Year (Sponsored by Novo Nordisk) Patient Care Provider Honorees
Amy Bachyrycz, PharmD Play Video Alan Atchison, PharmD, MBA  
  Lisa O’Hara, PharmD  

Specialty Pharmacist of the Year (Sponsored by Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy) Specialty Pharmacist Honorees
Samuel Grossman, BSPharm, PharmD, CDE Play Video Kendra Curry, PharmD  
  Sterling Koonce, BSPharm  

Military Pharmacist of the Year Military Pharmacist Honorees
LTC Leslie Gibbs Walthall, PharmD Play Video Lt Col Achilles Hamilothoris, RPh  
  MAJ Lyle Kolnik, PharmD  

Technician of the Year Technician Honorees
HM1 Angela Calalo Play Video HM1 Edwin Dumpit  
  Tricia Rampersad, CPhT  

Rising Star of the Year Rising Star Honorees
LCDR Randy Steers, PharmD Play Video Julie Liska, PharmD  
  Grace Thacker, PharmD  

Future Pharmacist of the Year (Sponsored by BD Medical - Diabetes Care) Future Pharmacist Honorees
Hoda Masmouei, PharmD Candidate Play Video Leda Ramoz, PharmD Candidate  
  Natalie Schmitz, PharmD Candidate  

Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Honorees
COL William Pickard, RPh, MS Play Video Dave Craig, BSPharm  
  Patricia Johnston, RPh  

2013 Next-Generation PharmacistTM Award Winners and Honorees

Civic Leader of the Year (Sponsored by Independent Pharmacy Cooperative):

Civic Leader of the YearWinner: Kevin Musto, RPh, Atlantic Apothecary, Smyrna, DE
Honoree: Kay Carroll, RPh, Carroll Pharmacy, Smithfield, NC
Honoree: Allison Dering-Anderson, PharmD, University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, Lincoln, NE

Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Upsher-Smith):

Entrepreneur of the YearWinner: Bob Lomenick, RPh, Tyson Drug Company, Holly Springs, MS
Honoree: Joe Craft, RPh, Plain City Druggist, Plain City, OH
Honoree: Christian Tadrus, PharmD, RPh, Sam’s Health Mart Pharmacies, Moberly, MO

Future Pharmacist of the Year (Sponsored by BD Medical - Diabetes Care):

Future Pharmacist of the YearWinner: Hoda Masmouei, PharmD Candidate, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
Honoree: Leda Ramoz, PharmD Candidate, Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA
Honoree: Natalie Schmitz, PharmD Candidate, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Lifetime Achievement:

Lifetime AchievementWinner: COL William Pickard, RPh, Campbell University College of Pharmacy, Buies Creek, NC
Honoree: Dave Craig, BSPharm, Rite Aid, Denver, CO
Honoree: Patricia Johnston, RPh, Colony Drug & Wellness Center, Beckley, WV

Military Pharmacist of the Year:

Military Pharmacist of the YearWinner: LTC Leslie Walthall, PharmD, US Army Medical Service Corps, San Antonio, TX
Honoree: Lt Col Achilles Hamilothoris, RPh, US Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA
Honoree: MAJ Lyle Kolnik, PharmD, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

Patient Care Provider of the Year (Sponsored by Novo Nordisk):

Patient Care Provider of the YearWinner: Amy Bachyrycz, PharmD, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy / Walgreens Patient Care Center, Albuquerque, NM
Honoree: Alan Atchison, PharmD, MBA, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, St. Cloud, MN
Honoree: Lisa O’Hara, PharmD, Comprehensive Therapy Management, LLC / GrandView Pharmacy, Indianapolis, IN

Rising Star of the Year:

Rising Star of the YearWinner: CDR Randy Steers, PharmD, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Health Care Center, Talihina, OK
Honoree: Julie Liska, PharmD, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston, TX
Honoree: Grace Thacker, PharmD, Walgreens Pharmacy, New Orleans, LA

Specialty Pharmacist of the Year (Sponsored by Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy):

Specialty Pharmacist of the YearWinner: Samuel Grossman, BSPharm, PharmD, Diabetes Care On-The-Go Inc., New York, NY
Honoree: Kendra Curry, PharmD, Walgreens Infusion Services, Seattle, WA
Honoree: Sterling Koonce, BSPharm, Medicine Mart Health LTC, Tabor City, NC

Technician of the Year:

Pharmacy Technician of the YearWinner: HM1 Angela Calalo, US Naval Hospital Guam Pharmacy, Guam
Honoree: HM1 Edwin Dumpit, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton, CA
Honoree: Tricia Rampersad, CPhT, Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Quantico, VA

Technology Innovator of the Year:

Technology Innovator of the YearWinner: CDR Marc Young, PharmD, US Navy, San Antonio, TX
Honoree: Eric Beyer, RPh, Granite Pharmacy, Frenchtown, MT
Honoree: Michael Einodshofer, RPh, MBA, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, Belle Vernon, PA

Previous Award Winners and Finalists:

2012 Winners

2012 Finalists

2012 Winners and Finalists Videos

2011 Winners

2011 Finalists
2011 Winners and Finalists Videos
2010 Winners

2010 Finalists (pdf)
2010 Winners and Finalists Videos
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2014 Sponsors

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