APhA Foundation announces 2024 Jacob W. Miller Award recipient

January 22

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, DCThe American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation is honored to announce Thomas R. Temple as the 2024 recipient of the Jacob W. Miller Award.  

Established in 2000, the award recognizes individuals who help to advance the APhA Foundation’s mission through their involvement or leadership in its longstanding programs and initiatives.  

The award is given in memory of Temple, who passed away this year. Temple was the longtime chief executive officer (CEO) of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA). He held many state and national board positions, including on the U.S Pharmacopeia Board of Trustees and APhA Foundation Board of Directors. He volunteered his time to serve on the University of Iowa Alumni Association, and EveryStep Board for Hospice and Home Care Services. Through these and other leadership roles, Temple exemplified the mission of the APhA Foundation and supported the improvement in pharmacy processes to advance patient care services 

“Tom was an exceptional leader and an inspiration to those who had the privilege of knowing him” said Benjamin Bluml, RPh, APhA Foundation Executive Director and SVP, Research & Innovation. He played a crucial role in the advancement of pharmacy practice, leaving a lasting legacy that will continue to impact the APhA Foundation, APhA, and the profession.  We are honored to recognize his remarkable achievements with this award.”  

The Jacob W. Miller Award will be presented to Temple’s family on March 25 during the APhA Foundation Contributor’s breakfast at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, FL.   

For more information about Temple and the Jacob Miller award please visit the APhA Foundation website at:https://www.aphafoundation.org/jacob-miller-award. 


About the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation 

The APhA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, works to design solutions to optimize medication use and care delivery in America. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with APhA, the oldest national professional society of pharmacists in the United States established in 1852. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research, and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. For more information, please visit www.APhAFoundation.org.