Recognizing Our Best
Each year, the College of Pharmacy presents awards to those members of our community who have made outstanding accomplishments in pharmacy achievement, leadership and service to the profession, the society, and the college.
In 2012, the College of Pharmacy introduced the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement, to be presented annually to one or more individuals who have made extraordinary achievements in the pharmacy profession. This medal is a premier award given by the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, for a recipient who has advanced the practice of pharmacy in profound ways, or made substantial strides in drug development or drug discoveries.
Two Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually. One award is given for achievement in professional practice, and one for achievement in the academic community or in industry.
Additionally, the college selects one or more recipients for the Honorary Alumni Award each year. The criteria are similar to that of the Distinguished Alumni Award, however the recipient is not a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
The Genesis Award honors graduates of the past 15 years who have achieved early distinction in their field. Two Genesis Awards are presented annually. One award is given for achievement in professional practice, and one for achievement in the academic community or in industry.