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Awards at the FIP World Congress Dublin 2013

1 September 2013 - FIP feels it is of utmost importance to support and recognize individuals who, through their vision and commitment to their profession, are making outstanding contributions to the fields of pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacy education. As such, each year FIP honours those who have demonstrated commendable work and dedication in areas that parallel the overall FIP mission of advancing pharmacy practice, science and education for the betterment of global health.

FIP is pleased to congratulate the following recipients on their well-deserved awards and thanks them for their outstanding dedication to the development of pharmacy practice, science and education on a global level.

FIP Awards 2013:

Høst Madsen Medal (the highest Pharmaceutical Science award of FIP)
To: Prof. Daan Crommelin (the Netherlands)
-- Please see separate press release --

FIP Lifetime Achievement in Pharmaceutical Practice Award
To: Mr. William Zellmer (USA)

Mr. William Zellmer, MPH served in a variety of key positions within the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), including Deputy Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Professional, Scientific, and Public Affairs, and Editor of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  Mr. Zellmer is one of the most prolific and respected authors and speakers on hospital pharmacy practice, having spoken at over 180 professional meetings and authored more than 230 editorials and 50 articles in professional journals. 

Of particular note, Mr. Zellmer served as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee for the Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy, conducted by the Hospital Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in Basel, Switzerland, in 2008, and provided leadership and assistance to the Section in implementing the vision that was developed at the conference.
He has also served as a consultant on strategic issues for the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists and the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society.  A long time member of FIP, Mr. Zellmer regularly speaks at FIP Congresses.
Mr. William Zellmer has distinguished himself as a thought leader, educator, and facilitator in advancing pharmacy practice worldwide. 

FIP Distinguished Practice Award
To: Prof. Martin Schulz (Germany)

Dr. Martin Schulz, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor at Goethe University, Department of Pharmacology, in Frankfurt, and Chairman of the Drug Commission of German Pharmacists (AMK).  In addition, he also serves as the Director of Pharmacy of the German Institute for Drug Use Evaluation (DAPI).  Dr. Schulz earned his pharmacy degree in 1983, and subsequently completed his PhD in 1988; both courses of study were completed at the University of Hamburg.  Among his numerous accolades are over 440 scholarly publications as well as a myriad of lectures, seminars, and books to his name. Prof. Schulz has not only fulfilled many roles in various committees and commissions during his 30 year professional career, but has also contributed greatly to FIP as its Chairman of the Programme Committee of the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice (BPP) from 2006-2012.  Dr. Schulz’s work has enhanced pharmaceutical practice nationally in Germany, regionally in Europe, and globally through his close affiliation with FIP. 

FIP Fellows
To: Prof Ian Bates (UK)
      Prof Toby Clark (USA)
      Dr Andy Gray (South Africa)
      Prof Wayne Hindmarsh (Canada)
      Dr Tatsuro Irimura (Japan)
      Prof Kamal Midha (Canada)
      Dr Carmen Peña-López (Spain)
      Prof Geoff Tucker (UK)

These awards were presented at the Opening Ceremony of the 73rd FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Dublin, Ireland.