APhA-APRS Postgraduate Best Paper Award

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The award recognizes the author of the best contributed paper (podium or poster session) presented at each APhA Annual Meeting by a postgraduate student who must be an APhA member. Each APhA-APRS Section is eligible to identify a recipient for the APhA Postgraduate Best Paper Award. APhA-APRS ESAS may also award the APhA-APRS ESAS Postgraduate Best Paper Podium Award. In addition, up to two (2) honorable mention recognitions may be presented per section. However, an award or honorable mention recognitions need not be presented by each Section each year.
The best paper will be selected on the basis of originality of the work, rigor of the experimental methods, the clarity of the presentation of the results, appropriateness of the conclusions, the potential significance of the study, and the overall quality of the presentation. The postgraduate (masters’ or doctoral degree candidate, resident, fellow, postdoctoral scholar) must be the first author. The major portion of the paper being judged must have been done while the applicant was a postgraduate. However, the candidate may have completed his or her program of study at the time of presentation of the award.
Nomination Process
APhA publishes a call for contributed paper abstract submissions. Investigators whose abstracts are eligible for consideration for an award will be notified during the abstract review process.
Selection Process
A panel of three or more persons will be selected by each APhA-APRS Section to judge the submissions. At least one member of the panel shall be a Section Officer. At least one member shall have been on the Section’s contributed papers abstract review committee. The judges may pre-screen submitted abstracts but will make their final selection at the meeting after having heard or viewed the presentations. Each member of the selection committee will, therefore, be expected to attend the relevant sessions. Each Section may award up to two honorable mention recognitions, if deemed appropriate.
Nature of Award
The award will be presented at the Academy Awards Ceremony, if possible, or the Postgraduate Forum during the APhA Annual Meeting. Each recipient of the APhA Postgraduate Best Paper Award will receive a certificate and a $300 honorarium. The recipient of the APhA-APRS ESAS Postgraduate Best Paper Podium Award will receive a certificate and a $500 honorarium.
Past Recipients:
Hei-Jen McLaury (Basic). Co-authors: L.V. Allen, A. Chaturvedi, D. Canfield, and K. Le Gina
R. Westfall (Clinical). Co-author: W.A. Narducci
Julie M. Ganther (ESAS). Co-author: D.H. Kreling
Scott R. Smith (ESAS); Co-author: Duane M. Kirking
Attila Juhasz (Basic)
Robert D. Christian (ESAS): Co-author: Duane M. Kirking
Ke Tom Xu (ESAS): Co-author: Scott R. Smith
Julie M. Ganther (ESAS): Co-author: David H. Kreling
Michael A. Bengston
Amit Patel (ESAS Poster): Co-author: John P. Bentley, David J. McCaffrey, Douglas Vorhies, Scott Vitell, Luz Dalia Sanchez (ESAS Podium)
Irene Contreras (Clinical): Co-authors: N. Beckey, D. Parra, L. Korman
Marcia Worley (ESAS): Co-author: Jon C. Schommer
Richard Cline (ESAS): Co-author: David A. Mott, Avin Yaldo (Clinical)
Sarkar A. Basu (Basic): Co-author: Gregory Kochak
Christopher Cook (Clinical): Co-author: Matthew Peri
Carol Hermansen-Kobulnicky (ESAS): Co-authors: Joseph Wiederholt, Betty Chewning
Nathaniel Rickles (ESAS): Co-author: Bonnie Svarstad
Sharrel Pinto (Clinical): Co-authors: Richard Segal, Almut Winterstein, Laura Annis, Daniel Robinson, Dwayne Yates, Larry Pederson, Mina Willis
Randall J. Voytilla (Basic): Co-author Jim Drenna
Jennifer Baker (Clinical): Co-authors: C. Heckman, A. Best, E. McCance-Katz
Lisa M. Guirguis (ESAS): Co-authors: Mara Kieser, Betty Chewning
Mudit Kakar (Basic): Co-authors: J Davis, C. Lim
Honorable Mentions (Basic): Randy Voytilla, Ajay Taluja
Patrick Garmen (Clinical): Co-authors: C. Hsu, L.D. Ried
Mark Okafor (ESAS Poster): Co-author: J. Thomas III
Honorable Mentions (ESAS Poster): Chia-Hung Chou, Bupendra Shah
Bijal Shah (ESAS Podium): Co-authors: G. Gupchup,
M. Borrego, D. Raisch, N. House, A. Segal, M. Dodd, W. Apfeldorf and S. Feldner
Colleen Rock, (Basic): Co-author: Phillip Moos
Antoun Houranieh (Clinical): Co-author: Marizela Savic
Honorable Mention (Clinical): Chienning Hsu, L. Douglas
Ried, Patrick M. Garman, Michael A. Bengston
Amit Patel (ESAS Poster): Co-author: John P. Bentley,
David J. McCaffrey, Douglas Vorhies, Scott Vitell
Luz Dalia Sanchez (ESAS Podiium)
Colleen Rock, (Basic): Co-author: Phillip Moos
Julie Oestreich (Clinical): Co-authors: Suellen Ferraris, Wendell Akers
Tara Jenkins (ESAS Poster): Co-authors: Don Harrison, Elgene Jacobs, Barbara Neas, Tracy Hagemann
Honorable Mention (ESAS Poster): Leticia Moczgemba, Jamie Barner, E. Gabrillo, Carolyn Brown, Paul Godley, Michael Johnsrud, Ken Lawson
Honorable Mention (ESAS Poster): Jeanine Abrms, David Mott
Yiefi liu (ESAS Podium): Co-authors: William Doucette, Karen Farris
Johnny B. Roy (Clinical): Co-authors: Gregory Gilmet, Tom Marshall, David H. Mitcheson, and Jennifer B. Shannon
Honorable Mention: (Clinical): Sumana Alex: Co-authors: Sharon A. Bennett, Carlos E. Palant, Terrill G. Washington, and Almaz D. Zewde
Abhijit S. Gadkari (ESAS Podium): Co-authors: David A. Mott, Joshua A. Thorpe, and David H. Kreling
Robert Alfred Bechtol (ESAS Poster): Co-author: Sharrel L. Pinto
Amy K. Kennedy (Clinical): Co-authors: Leticia Moczygemba, Jean-Venable “Kelly” R. Goode, and Gary Matzke
Pallavi Patwardhan (ESAS Podium): Co-author: Betty Chewning
Addi Faerber (ESAS Poster): Co-author: David Kreling
Arindam Basu Sarkar (Basic): Co-authors: Jonathon Speidel and Gopal Bhatt
Haesuk Park (ESAS Poster)
Jagaunath Mohan Muzumdar (ESAS Podium): Co-authors: Jon Schommer, Ronald Hadsall, Richard Cline, and Jisu Huh
Crescent Rowell (Clinical)
Olufunmilolak K. Odukoya (ESAS Poster): Co-author: Michelle Chui
Zainab Shahpurwala (ESAS Podium): Co-authors: Alicia S. Bouldin, Benjamin F. Banahan, David J. McCaffrey, and Donna West-Strum
Chien-Hsun Li (Clinical): Co-author: Erika J. Ernst
Monita Karmakar (ESAS Poster): Co-authors: Sharrel Pinto, Timothy Jordan, Iman Mohammed, and Monica Holiday-Goodman
Marc L. Fleming (ESAS Podium)
Eder Pincinato (Clinical): Co-authors: Patricia Moriel, Leisa Lopes-Aguiar. Ericka Costa, Guilherme Nogueira, Tathiane Lima, and Carmen Lima
Andrew Roberts (ESAS Podium) 
Haesuk Park (ESAS Poster): Co-authors: Karen Rascati, Kenneth Lawson, Jamie Barner, Kristin Richards, and Daniel Malone
Benita Bamgbade (ESAS Podium): Co-authors: Jamie Barner and Kentya Ford
Ranjani Varadarajan (ESAS Poster): Co-authors: Kenneth N. Barker, Salisa C. Westrick, and Kristen L. Helms
Tatiana Makhinova (ESAS Podium)
Andrew Roberts (ESAS Podium)
Tristen Jackson (ESAS Poster)
Patrick Campbell (ESAS Podium) Co-authors: Mok Oh, David Axon, and Molly Ekstrand
Joohyun Park (ESAS Poster) Co-author: Kevin Look
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