The American Pharmacists Association has presented its “best published paper” award to a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy for her paper examining the pharmacist’s role in patient care.
The association selected Carole Kimberlin, Ph.D., FAPhA, in recognition of her paper titled “Patient counseling practices in U.S. pharmacies: Effects of having pharmacists hand the medication to the patient and state regulations on pharmacist counseling.” The award was presented March 3 at the APhA annual meeting in Los Angeles.
The paper, published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, was co-authored by UF researchers Allison Newland Jamison, Pharm.D.; Stephan Linden, a 2013 doctoral candidate; and Almut G. Winterstein, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy.
The Wiederholt Prize recognizes the best paper published in the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association within the past two calendar years, describing original investigation in the areas of economic, social or administrative sciences. The award, presented at the opening session of the association’s national meeting in Los Angeles, includes an engraved plaque, marble bookends, and registration and travel stipend to the meeting.
The honor was doubly appreciated by Kimberlin. First, in receiving recognition in an area central to her research and teaching interests ― trusted relationships with patients ― and secondly, for her own memories of Joseph B. Wiederholt, Ph.D., (1949-2001) the prize’s namesake.
Wiederholt, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the first recipient of the best paper award, which was renamed the Wiederholt Prize in 2002 in his memory.
“Professor Wiederholt mentored faculty who are now leaders in social and administrative pharmacy,” Kimberlin said. “He was also a friend and colleague, which brings even greater meaning to receiving this award.”