Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI) and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society Announce Winner of Pharmacy Leadership Award


The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society announce the selection of Alex J. Adams, PharmD, IOM, CAE, as the recipient of the 2015 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award.


February 18, 2015, East Hanover, NJ — The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI) and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society announce the selection of Alex J. Adams, PharmD, IOM, CAE, as the recipient of the 2015 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the APhA Annual Meeting in San Diego. First presented in 1987, the Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award is presented to a young pharmacist no more than 10 years into his or her career who has demonstrated exemplary leadership accomplishments.

Dr. Alex J. Adams, Vice President of Pharmacy Programs for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), is a pharmacy association executive based in Arlington, VA. He is responsible for the NACDS’s public health efforts, and also explores innovative services for pharmacy within the transforming healthcare system. He also leads the research efforts of the NACDS Foundation, which has a $5 million portfolio focused on pharmacy-based point-of-care testing, medication adherence interventions, and pharmacy services following hospital discharge, among others. Previously, Dr. Adams worked with Senator Mark D. Wagoner, Jr., managing his reelection to the Ohio House of Representatives and his election to the Ohio State Senate. Dr. Adams received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Toledo, graduating as class valedictorian. He holds the IOM designation from the Institute for Organization Management, and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation conferred by the American Society of Association Executives.

Nominator Samuel F. Stolpe, PharmD, Director, Quality Strategies, writes, “Alex’s work is truly redefining the role of pharmacy in healthcare... His research projects span a variety of emerging pharmacy issues, including explorations into pharmacy models within evolving models of care such as Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes, Tech-Check-Tech models within community pharmacy practice and new point of care testing models for streptococcal and influenza within community pharmacy.“Nominator Steven J Martin, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, Dean and Professor, Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, writes, “... Alex Adams demonstrates leadership in championing the policies and practices that pharmacists can employ to improve the health of the nation.”

Nominator Nicholas Dorich, PharmD, Pharmacy Quality Consultant, Inc, writes, “while Dr Adams’ professional performance is of strong merit, his mentorship and support of friends and colleagues make him one of the most respected individuals that I know. He is always quick to listen and provide meaningful thoughts and guidance to those that request it. “

Nominator Anthony Pattin, PharmD, Assistant Profession of Pharmacy Practice, Wayne State University, writes “Considering his current responsibilities and leadership talents, he is poised to make significant strides for years to come....”

The Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award is administered by the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI), the leader-development foundation started by the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity in 1996.

The Prescott Award is supported financially by the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.

This year’s selection committee was comprised of John Grabenstein, PhD, RPh, Phi Lambda Sigma Executive Director Mary Euler, PharmD; Phi Delta Chi President Amy Valdez; and previous winners of this prestigious award: Sonak Pastakia, (2014), Robert Schoenhaus (2013), Conan MacDougall (2012), and Timothy Cutler (2011).

About Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute, Inc.

The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI) develops leaders among student pharmacists and pharmacists by conducting programs to improve leadership skills, to strengthen the profession as a whole, and thereby advance the public health. PLEI takes a special interest in supporting and advancing the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity's mission of developing pharmacy's future leaders.

As a nationally active enterprise, PLEI strives to reach as many student pharmacists and young pharmacists as possible, in a variety of venues, to help them grow in their personal leadership skills, giving them examples of how to apply these skills in pharmacy settings (e.g., ambulatory, inpatient, long-term care, corporate, academia, government) and in their personal lives. The Institute serves charitable and educational purposes, advancing the Fraternity's mission of training pharmacy's future leaders. The Institute aims to advance healthcare by improving the professional and interpersonal competencies of America's pharmacists and student pharmacists.

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