The Ebert Prize, established in 1873, is the oldest pharmacy award in existence in the United States. The award is for the best essay or written communication containing original investigation of a medicinal substance in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
2016 recipient Christoph Thiel with APhA President
Lawrence "L.B." Brown
Awardees need not be members of the American Pharmacists Association for consideration. The paper selected for the award must have been published during the calendar year preceding the selection. In the case of papers authored by two or more persons, it must be determined which author conceived, directed, and coordinated the research. Should two or more authors have essentially equal contributions, it is necessary to determine which person initiated the idea, and which pursued it more vigorously.
Since 1987, the award recipient(s) has/have been selected by the APhA-APRS Awards Committee. Steps in the selection process are: In mid-October, the editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences selects five (5) or six (6) articles from the previous October through September issues of the journal and forwards them to the Editorial Advisory Board, which selects the best two or three articles. The articles are rated by the Editorial Advisory Board are then sent to the APhA-APRS Awards Committee for selection of the eventual recipient(s) of the best article.
Nature of Award
The award consists of a silver medal and an engraved plaque for the primary author of the selected article, plus a plaque for each of the associate authors or “honored co-authors,” if any. The primary author will receive a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting registration and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA.
(for the past 20 years only):
1993 Štefan Baláz, Michael Wiese, and Joachim K. Seydel
1994 Marcel H. Bickel and Josy Clausen
1995 David A. Edwards and Robert Langer
1996 Samir Mitragotri, Daniel Blankschtein, David A. Edwards, and Robert Langer
1997 Per Artursson, Kristina Luthman, Katrin Palm, Gert Strandlund, and Anna-Lena Ungell
1998 Robert G. Strickley and Bradley D. Anderson
1999 Richard P. Batycky, David A. Edwards, Justin Hanes, and Robert Langer
2000 Susan K. Lum and Wendy C. Duncan-Hewitt
2001 George Zografi and Ziang Zhang
2002 Michael H. Abraham, Yuan H. Zhao, Joelle Le, Anne Hersey, Peter J. Eddershae, Chris N. Luscombe, Darko Boutina, Gordon Beck, Brad Sherbone, Ian Cooper and James A. Platts
2003 Patrick Poulin and Frank-Peter Theil
2004 Christopher J. Roberts with Richard T. Darrington and Maureen B. Whitley
2005 Nair Rodriguez-Hornedo and Denette K. Murphy
2006 Agam R. Sheth, Deliang Zhou, Francis X. Muller, David J.W Grant
2007 Renuka Thirumangalathu, Sampathkumar Krishnan, David Brems, Theodore Randolph, and John Carpenter
2008 Miki Katoh, Toshiro Sawada, Yoshinori Soeno, Miki Nakajima, Chise Tateno, Katsutoshi Yoshizato, and Tsuyoshi Yokoi
2009 Lloyd G. Tillman, Richard S. Geary, and Gregory E. Hardee
2010 Raj Badhan, Jeffrey Penny, Aleksandra Galetin, and J. Brian Houston
2011 Amit S. Kalgutkar, Kosea S. Frederick, Jonathan Chupka, Bo Feng, Sarah Kempshall, Rochelle J. Mireles, Katherine S. Fenrier, and Matthew D. Troutman
2012 Jared Baird, Bernard Van Eerdenbrugh, and Lynne S. Taylor
2013 Leslie Z. Benet and Maribel Reyes
2014 Sandeep Kumar, Mark A. Mitchell, Bonita Rup and Satish K. Singh
2015 Vivian Bi, Vibha Jawa, Marisa K. Joubert, Arunan Kaliyaperumal, Catherine Eakin, Karen Richmond, Oscar Pan, Jilin Sun, Martha Hokom, Theresa J. Goletz, Jette Wypych, Lei Zhou, Bruce A. Kerwin, Linda O. Narhi, and Taruna Arora
2016 Christoph Thiel, Ute hofmann, Sebastian Zellmer, Rold Gebhardt, Ahmed Ghallab, Jan Hengstler, Sebastian Schneckener, Markus Krauss, Tobias Kanacher, Lars Kupfer