Distinguished New Practitioner Award

2020 Distinguished New Practitioner Award recipient Sara A. Wettergreen, PharmD, BCACP


The Distinguished New Practitioner Award was established in 2010 to recognize an individual new practitioner who has demonstrated distinctive achievements in mentorship, service, and commitment to the profession of pharmacy.

Nominate a colleague by Dec. 1

Evaluation Criteria

The nominee must be an APhA member pharmacist within his/her first five years after graduation. Nominees must be a New Practitioner in good standing at the time of nomination and are eligible to receive the award as an Active Pharmacist Member during the subsequent APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. Self-nominations are allowed for this award. Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria (listed alphabetically, not in rank order):

  • APhA-related activities (e.g. leadership, committees, editorial advisory board member, speaker, publication contributor/reviewer, etc.)
  • Community service
  • Contributions to the development of student pharmacists (e.g. serving as a New Practitioner mentor and/or assisting in APhA-ASP related activities as a preceptor, etc.)
  • Impact on the profession through singular or multiple achievements (e.g., innovation, pharmacy practice, research, scholarly activities, etc.)
  • Participation in other professional activities

Nomination process

The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination.

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

One letter of recommendation is required (letters from student pharmacists are accepted); a maximum of two letters accepted

A current curriculum or detailed résumé

Individuals may self nominate as well.

Selection process

The selection is made by the APhA New Practitioner Advisory Committee and approved by the APhA Board of Trustees.

Nature of award

The Distinguished New Practitioner Award will be presented at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition and consists of a laminated plaque, a $500 honorarium, and a complimentary New Practitioner APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition registration.

Past recipients

2021 Adrienne Simmons

2020 Sara Wettergreen

2019 Cortney Mospan

2018 David Steeb

2017 Chelsea M. Anderson

2016 Veronica Vernon

2015 Gretchen K. Garofoli

2014 Brent Reed

2013 Ashley Stubblefield Crumby

2012 David R. Bright

2011 Catherine H. Kuhn

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