Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times Extend Nomination Deadline for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards




)--Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, founding sponsors of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards — the industry’s leading national awards program — today extended the nomination deadline for this year’s entries. Nominations for the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards are now being accepted through April 24 at

Now in its sixth year, the annual program recognizes outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates. This year’s nomination categories are:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist (NEW Category)
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Military Pharmacist
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

To view the detailed category descriptions and submit nominations online, visit For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on Twitter (@NextGenPharm) and Facebook.

Up to three finalists will be named in each category. These finalists will be featured in the July 2015 issue of Pharmacy Times and on One winner will be named the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist and be featured on the August 2015 cover of Pharmacy Times. The program culminates in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 6, with an awards gala at Soundstage 33 — right in the heart of Universal Studios Florida®.

Judges for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist Program Announced

An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief Fred M. Eckel, R.Ph., M.S., will evaluate nominated entries based on adherence to professional standards, experience as it relates to each category and advancement of the profession.

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times are pleased to announce the following judges:

Douglas Anderson, Cedarville University

Mark Aurit, Gateway Pharmacy

Amy Bachyrycz, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and Walgreens Patient Care Center in Albuquerque

Ed Cohen, Walgreens Health Services

Bob Davis, Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation

Kevin Delaney, Pickpoint Corporation

Michelle Earich, The Wellington Group, LLC

Fred Eckel, Pharmacy Times

Stephen Eckel, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Diane Gatchell, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Colleen Jenkins, St. Luke's Health System/Outpatient Pharmacy

Gary Keil, Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute

Bob Lomenick, Tyson Drug Company

Michael Manolakis, Wingate University, School of Pharmacy

Mike McShea, Eli Lilly and Company

Joe Moose, Moose Pharmacy

Lt. Col. Jeffrey J. Neigh, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Col. (Ret.) William Pickard, Campbell University, College of Pharmacy and Health Services

Tom Rhoads, HAP Innovations

Leal Sandra, SinfoniaRx

Rebecca Snead, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations

Dan Steiber, Pharma Consulting, LLC

Sam Stolpe, Pharmacy Quality Alliance

Julienne Tran, Ahold USA

Troy Trygstad, Community Care of North Carolina

Col. Keith Wagner, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Leslie Walthall, Medical Education and Training Campus, Pharmacy Technician Training Program (METC-ID-AS)

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their businesses. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit, contact us via or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is the industry’s leading publication, providing practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and specialty pharmacy. The Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Learn more at, write to, call 609-716-7777 or visit us on Facebook and on Twitter. Pharmacy Times is published by Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a leading provider of health care publications, research, information and education.

Next-Generation Pharmacist is a registered trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

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For Pharmacy Times

Tara Petersen, editorial director

609-716-7777, ext. 214


Becky Taylor, 609-240-6886


For Parata

Dawn Astorino, marketing manager


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