R&E Foundation Awards

Best Practice Award

Criteria for MSHP R&E Best Practice Poster Submission The Best Practice Award program recognizes innovation and outstanding performance in a pharmacy directed initiative. The theme for the 2017 award focuses on

Medication Management in Care Transitions

Recipients of the award will present a poster detailing the program’s implementation and impact on patient care at the MSHP Spring Meeting. The poster(s) will be highlighted during the Spring Meeting Poster Session. The award recipient(s) will be honored at a fundraising breakfast during the Spring Meeting and have the opportunity to provide a brief podium presentation on the project to the attendees. As an Award recipient the program and its supporters will also receive statewide attention through MSHP newsletters and other announcements. The program or variations of the program may even be adopted by other pharmacists to improve patient care in their organization.

Applicants will be judged on their descriptions of programs and practices currently employed in their health system based on the following criteria:
  • Inventiveness of the program
  • Significance of the program to the health system
  • Demonstration of benefit to patient care as supported by program evaluation data
  • Significance of the program to pharmacy practice
  • Quality of submitted program report
  • Relevance to other institutions

Applicants must be active MSHP members practicing in a health-system setting such as a large or small hospital, home health, ambulatory clinic or other health care system. More than one successful program from a health system may be submitted for consideration.

A maximum of two health care systems will be recognized. One award will be presented for a large hospital (average daily census >; 100) and one for a small hospital (average daily census ≤ 100) or outpatient health care system. Each award recipient will receive half off their meeting registration, a plaque and a $250 honorarium.

Submission Instructions A program summary not to exceed 400 words must be submitted with the application and include the following information.

  • Background – description of need for program
  • Goals and specific aims of the program
  • Program description/methods – description of development process, role(s) of the pharmacist, timeline
  • Results - when results are not yet available, include a description of how impact of the program will be measured
  • Conclusion – established and/or expected clinical impact of the program
  • Submissions may also include any pictures, graphs, figures or data tables that support the summary. Each of these must be clearly labeled and described. Such information will not count against the 400 word limit.
  • Email your submission to mshp@qabs.com with "Best Practice Award Submission" in the subject line.

2018 Best Practice Award Recipient

  • Shelby Shemanski, PharmD, BCCCP, Saint Luke's Hospital, Department of Pharmacy - Impact of an integrated approach to antimicrobial stewardship with rapid diagnostics in a multi-hospital health system
Past Recipients
      • 2017: Michael A. (Tony) Huke, PharmD, BCPS, Truman Medical Centers, “Insulin Portfolic Consolidation in an Academic Medical Center”
  • 2015: Terry Barks, PharmD, Mercy Hospital, "Mercy Hospital Springfield MO Task Force Takes a Multidisciplinary Divide & Conquer Approach to Manage Drug Shortages" 
Past Best Practice Awardees

Garrison Award

The Garrison award was established in 1985, named after Thomas Garrison for his long standing support of MSHP (past-president 1974-1976), ASHP (past-president 1984) and numerous professional and academic contributions to Pharmacy. The Garrison Award is presented each year in which a deserving candidate has been nominated in recognition of sustained contributions in multiple areas:
  • Outstanding accomplishment in practice in health-system pharmacy;
  • Outstanding poster or spoken presentation at a state or national meeting;
  • Publication in a nationally recognized pharmacy or medical journal;
  • Demonstrated activity with pharmacy students from St. Louis or the UMKC Schools of Pharmacy;
  • Development of an innovative service in a health-system pharmacy in either education, administration, clinical service, or distribution;
  • Contributions to the profession through service to ASHP, MSHP and/or local affiliates.
Each letter of nomination must include:
  • Name, work address, and telephone number of nominee;
  • Name, work address, and telephone number of nominator;
  • Sufficient explanation and documentation of the nominee’s accomplishment(s) to allow a proper decision by the selection committee;
  • and Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee.
To be considered for the Garrison Award, the nominee must be a current active member of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The winner will be selected by the Board of Directors of the MSHP Research and Education Foundation. Please email nominations to mshp@qabs.com with "Garrison Award Submission" in the subject line.

Past Recipients
  • 2018: Greg Teale
  • 2017: Jane Tennis
  • 2016: CW Powell
Past Garrison Awardees

Preceptor of the Year Award

MSHP R&E Foundation is pleased to honor a health system pharmacist for outstanding service to the profession as a preceptor to pharmacy students and/or residents. Below are the Criteria and Procedures to nominate a preceptor for the award.

2018: Laura Challen, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP

  • Must be a member of MSHP;
  • Must have been a clinical preceptor for minimum of 3 years;
  • Must have not received the award within the last five years; attention will be given to previous nominations.
Nominations Nominations will be accepted from all members of MSHP.

: The award will be presented to a health system pharmacist that exemplifies the core values and the following characteristics.

Core Values
  • Professionalism
  • Desire to educate and share knowledge with students
  • Willingness to mentor
  • Willingness to commit the time necessary for precepting
  • Respect for others
  • Willingness to work with a diverse student population

  • Partner in education: actively involved in instructing and educating in pharmacy practice
  • Role model: demonstrates willingness to mentor and serve as an example
  • Experience: depth of experience and knowledge in area of expertise
  • Coaching: provides timely and meaningful feedback to the learner
  • Enthusiasm: demonstrates passion towards the profession and advancement of practice
  • Professionalism: conducts himself/herself with highest level of dignity and professionalism
  • Teamwork: facilitates team work and approach to patient care
  • Opportunity: creates innovative learning experiences and opportunities to for growth
  • Research: makes regular contributions to the profession through papers or presentations
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Investment
  • Negotiation
  • Guidance

Support for Nomination: Please briefly explain (in no more than 500 words) the ways in which the nominee models these core values. Email your submission to mshp@qabs.com with "Preceptor of the Year Award Submission" in the subject line.

MSHP Spring Meeting Poster Awards

Each year, MSHP holds a poster session at its annual Spring Meeting. This is a great opportunity to share innovative ideas with others and likewise learn about up and coming trends in Missouri health systems pharmacies.  The MSHP Research and Education Foundation sponsors the poster session at the MSHP Spring Meeting and presents cash awards to students and pharmacists for best original posters.

The cash awards are in the amounts of: 

  • Best Original Poster - $200
  • Second Place Original Poster - certificate
  • Student Best Poster - $100
  • Encore Best Poster - certificate
  • Best Platform Presentation - $250 (one award)
  • Platform Presentation - $100 (up to three awards)

Posters are judged with a score of 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent) on the following criteria:

  • Abstract Is the abstract concise, organized and logical? Does it have a clear introduction and conclusion?
  • Study Design/Methodology Is there a clear, concise research question/purpose of the study? Is the study design appropriate for the question being asked? Is the study design clearly presented in a logical manner?
  • Summary/Conclusion Is the summary/conclusion consistent with the results? Has the research question been adequately answered? Is the author’s conclusion supported by the data?
  • Relevance to Pharmacy Practice Can results be extrapolated to other health system pharmacy practices? How innovative or significant is the study to the practice of health system pharmacy (e.g., do the results provide new, timely, and important information that will assist other practitioners with enhancing the delivery of patient care in their practice?)
  • Written Communication/Display Is the poster readable (from a distance)? Is the layout organized logically? Is the amount of text/data presented appropriate?
  • Oral Communication Is the author/presenter able to provide a clear, concise answer to questions posed about the poster? Does the presenter maintain eye contact, welcome interaction and avoid distracting mannerisms? Does the presenter exhibit appropriate level of confidence?
2017 Poster Winners
  • 1st Place Original Poster: Kerrie Derenski, PharmD, CoxHealth, “Integration of Pharmacy Technicians into Decentralized Pediatric Pharmacy Services”
  • 1st Place Student Poster: Miriam Belonwu, PharmD Candidate, “Medication Use Evaluation of Metformin in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease”
  • 1st Place Resident Poster: Kari Righter, PharmD, Southeast Hospital, “Evaluation of parenteral Calcitonin in Hypercalcemia Treatment in a Community Hospital”
Past Poster Winners
  • 1st Place Original Poster:  Jacqueline Constable, PharmD, “Antimicrobial Stewardship Antibiotic Timeout in a Medical Intensive Care Unit”
  • 1st Place Student Poster: Morgan Beard, PharmD Candidate, “Evaluation of Dornase Alfa Utilization in an Academic Pediatric Hospital”
  • 1st Place Encore Poster: Michael Menzel, PharmD,  “Assessment of Meropenem Utilization at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis”
    • 1st Place Original Poster: PharmD
    • 1st Place Student Poster: PharmD Candidate
    • 1st Place Encore Poster: PharmD
Past Poster Winners

Clinical Skills Student Competition

The ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition is held at schools of pharmacy each fall. It is an interactive competition where teams of pharmacy students analyze patient cases and provide recommendations for patients’ best use of medication. Both UMKC School of Pharmacy and St. Louis College of Pharmacy will be competing again this year. The Research and Education (R&E) Foundation provides monetary awards to the winning teams from both pharmacy schools. Each winning team from UMKC School of Pharmacy and St. Louis College of Pharmacy will be awarded $250 ($125 per student). The funding helps to offset the cost of competing at the national competition during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. For more information on the ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition click here.

2016 Clinical Skills Local Competition Winners

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Lisa Boone & Mandy Bultas
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City: Paige Melling & Miranda Werdier
2015 Clinical Skills Local Competition Winners
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy - Logan Randolph & Mallory Crane
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City - Samantha Gripka & Kelsi Kovacs

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