2021 Past Award Winners
USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award
This prestigious award recognizes pharmacy students who have made significant contributions to public health by promoting wellness and healthy communities. Specifically, students are evaluated on their contributions towards voluntary health related services, an emerging public health issue, or contributions that advance the goals of Health People 2030 or the National Prevention Strategy.
Today we face increasing public health crises in America as evidenced by the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, opioid epidemic, rise of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. With the advent of these public health issues, pharmacy students can play an important role in finding innovative ways to address these challenges. Therefore, the USPHS would like to recognize and encourage students to learn about public health and engage in public health efforts in their communities.
The Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy award is issued by the Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee (PharmPAC) of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). The USPHS is led by the Surgeon General and is made up of more than 6,100 Commissioned Corps officers that work on the front lines of public health – fighting disease, conducting research, and caring for patients in underserved communities. This diverse team of highly-qualified healthcare professionals is driven by a passion to serve the underserved, and these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles within the Nation’s Federal Government.
Now accepting award nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award - Nominations due by January 15, 2022!
USPHS PharmPAC Chair Letter
USPHS PharmPAC Student Award Information Sheet
USPHS PharmPAC Student Award Application
2021 Award Recipients
Congratulations to 89 pharmacy students from across the country that have been recognized as the USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award recipients in 2021. Of those, the PharmPAC Student Awards Program selected ten top award recipients for their public health work that positively impacted their local communities and beyond. Please click on the top award recipient's photos below to learn more about their public health work accomplishments:
Joel A. Gardea Beltran
Texas A&M University Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Idaho State University College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
William Campillo Terrazas
University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy
Margaret A. Underwood
Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
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