The purpose of the award is to recognize an exemplary contribution to APhA and the practice of pharmacy by a pharmaceutical manufacturer, provider of support products or service, or other entities such as wholesalers, chain corporations, etc. The H.A.B. Dunning Award was established in 1982 to honor the former Chairman of the Board of Hynson, Westcott and Dunning of Baltimore, Maryland, who as a longstanding APhA leader was instrumental in the funding and building of the APhA headquarters building in Washington, DC.
2016 recipient Kroger Co. representative Philecia Avery
with APhA President Lawrence "L.B." Brown
The nominee for the H.A.B. Dunning Award must have made a contribution or contributions to APhA and the practice of pharmacy in a calendar year preceding the presentation of the award. The contribution(s) shall fall in one or more of the following areas:
• Professional and consumer communications
• Pharmacy practice support
• Pharmacy education support
• Sales policy to pharmacists
• Marketing policies and philosophy
• New drug research and development
• Community Service involving pharmacists
• Innovative products and service
The selection criteria will be weighted so that contributions to APhA would be 40% and to contributions to the profession would be 60%. The recipient should have impacted the profession nationally through their activities with APhA.
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link: Award Nomination Form
. The deadline for nominations is September 1. The nomination is to include the following items:
• A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award
• Letters of recommendation are optional; two (2) letters are preferred with a maximum of six (6) accepted
The selection is made by the APhA Board of Trustees based upon careful review of complete nominations.
Nature of Award
The award presented at the APhA Annual Meeting consists of a jade crystal etching on a walnut base bearing the likeness of H.A.B. Dunning.
1984 Lederle Laboratories
1985 McNeil Pharmaceutical
1986 Hoechst Roussel Pharmaceuticals Inc.
1987 Parke Davis
1988 Marion Laboratories, Inc.
1989 Eli Lilly and Company
1990 SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
1991 Merck Sharp & Dohme
1992 Glaxo, Inc
1994 Du Pont Pharma
1995 Ciba-Geigy Corporation
1996 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
1997 Amgen Inc.
1998 The Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
1999 Wyeth-Ayerst Global Pharmaceuticals
2000 Syncor International Corporation
2001 McNeil Consumer Healthcare
2002 Aventis Pharmaceuticals
2003 Pfizer, Inc.
2005 Purdue Pharma, L.P.
2006 Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Phamaceuticals Co. and McNeil Consumer Healthcare
2007 Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt
2008 Merck & Co. Inc.
2009 Procter & Gamble
2010 VaxServe, a sanofi pasteur company
2011 Cephalon, Inc.
2012 Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.
2013 The Walgreen Company
2014 Cardinal Health and the Cardinal Health Foundation
2015 CVS Health
2016 Kroger Co.