The APhA Best Published Paper Award for Economic, Social, and Administrative Sciences was established in 1996. In 2002, it was renamed the Wiederholt Prize in honor of Joseph B. Wiederholt, PhD (1949-2001). Dr. Wiederholt was the first recipient of the award and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The purpose of the award is to recognize the best published paper in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), describing original investigation in the area of economic, social, or administrative sciences related to pharmacy.
2016 recipient Pamela Heaton (right) with APhA
President Lawrence "L.B," Brown
The primary author must be an APhA Member. The paper need not have been presented before the Association. The paper must represent original research, and must have been published in JAPhA within two calendar years prior to the screening deadline (September 1 of the year prior to the presentation of the award.) Papers will be evaluated based upon the quality of the science and translation of the research to the practice of pharmacy.
The ESAS Section Officers of APhA-APRS will screen all ESAS-related articles published in JAPhA, and select and submit finalists to the APhA-APRS Awards Committee by the screening deadline.
The selection is made by the APhA-APRS Awards Committee.
Nature of Award
The award, presented at the APhA Annual meeting, consists of bookends and an engraved plaque for the primary author of the selected paper, plus an engraved plaque for each of the associated authors, if any. The primary author also receives 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.
1997 Jon C. Schommer and Joseph B. Wiederholt
1998 Bruce L. Lambert
1999 Folakemi T. Odedina, Charles D. Hepler, Richard Segal, and M. David Miller
2000 Scott R. Smith and Duane M. Kirking
2001 Caroline A. Gaither
2002 Julie M. Ganther and David H. Kreling
2003 Dale Christensen, Nancy Neil, William E. Fassett, David H. Smith, Garth Holmes, and Andy Stergachis
2004 Carole W. Cranor and Dale D. Christensen
2005 Elizabeth A. Chrischilles
2006 Bonnie L. Svarstad
2007 Bruce A. Berger
2008 Nancy F. Fjortoft
2009 Barry A. Bunting, Benjamin H. Smith, and Susan E. Sutherland
2010 Elizabeth A. Flynn, Kenneth N. Barker, Bruce A. Berger, Kimberly B. Lloyd, and Patrick D. Brackett
2011 Beth A. Martin, Ruth H. Bruskiewitz, and Betty A. Chewning
2012 Melinda E. Kozminski, Rachelle Busby, Melissa Somma McGivney, Patricia M. Klatt, Stephanie R. Hackett, and Joel H. Merenstein
2013 Carole Kimberlin, Allison Newland Jamison, Stephan Linden, and Almut G. Winterstein
2014 Bonnie L. Svarstad, Jane Morley Kotchen, Theresa I. Shireman, Roger L. Brown, Stephanie Y. Crawford, Jeanine K. Mount, Pamela A. Palmer, Eva M. Vivian, and Dale A. Wilson
2015 David A. Holdford and Timothy J. Inocencio
2016 Pamela Heaton, Heidi Luder, and Namita Tundia