The Jacob W. Miller Award is presented by the APhA Foundation and was endowed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The Award is given annually during the APhA Foundation’s Contributors' Breakfast at the APhA Annual Meeting.
In the spirit of Jake Miller’s outstanding commitment to the APhA Foundation the award recognizes an individual who has advanced the mission of the APhA Foundation through any or all of the following:
- Active involvement in the programs of the APhA Foundation
- Exemplary support in helping establish and/or maintaining APhA Foundation initiatives
- Outstanding leadership in carrying out the mission of the APhA Foundation
The award recipient is selected by a vote of the APhA Foundation Board of Directors during their January meeting.
About Jacob W. Miller
About Jake Miller
Jake Miller, a Kentucky native, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1951. Jake has held many positions in the industry, owned a community pharmacy, earned a Juris Doctor degree, and developed a national reputation as a pioneer in the establishment of third party prescription programs. He was also active and held leadership positions in state and national pharmacy organizations, earning many of their coveted honors. He served as APhA President from 1978—1979. Jake is well remembered for his long association with the Bowl of Hygeia Award program. Mr. Miller and his wife, Mary, currently reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In 2000, Jake was honored with the award for his dedicated service and leadership as president of the APhA Foundation Board of Directors from 1991 to 2000. Throughout his tenure, he was an active, hands-on leader often traveling to Washington to work with staff, as the Foundation became a more vital organization. Under his guidance, the Foundation was re-organized and its mission was re-focused to enhance the impact of the pharmacist’s pharmaceutical care role on the quality of consumer health care outcomes. The programs and projects that were developed during his tenure enabled pharmacists to better communicate with their patients, thereby ensuring more effective and safe use of medications in their drug therapy.
2020 Award Recipients
Dr. Orsula Voltis Knowlton is Co-founder, President, and Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. During her 25 year tenure, she has supported the company from start-up to market leader in the PACE market. Her background includes experiences in community, long-term care, hospice, hospital, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.
2020 Award Recipients
Dr. Knowlton is Founder, CEO and Chairman of Tabula Rasa HealthCare. He received his pharmacy degree from Temple University, and served as Professor and Department Chair for the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in the 1990s. Dr. Knowlton has authored and co-authored text books, book chapters, and articles focused on the role and responsibility of pharmacists in the outcomes of patient-centered medication care.
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tabula Rasa Healthcare
Co-founder, President and Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of Tabula Rasa Healthcare
|2019||Cynthia Boyle||Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Adminstration, University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy||Baltimore, MD
|2018||Patricia Mae Doykos||Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation||New York City, NY|
|2017||Rebecca Snead||Executive Vice President and CEO, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations||Mechanicsville, VA|
|2016||Daniel Garrett||Chief Trailblazer, Blue Ridge Mountain Group||Asheville, NC|
|2015||Dennis B. Worthen||James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati||Cincinnati, OH|
|2014||William Ellis||Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)||Washington, DC|
|2013||John A. Gans||Professor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences||Philadelphia, PA|
|2012||Joseph D. Williams||CEO, Warner-Lambert (Retired)||Philadelphia, PA|
|2011||Marie E. Michnich||Director of Health Policy Educational Programs and Fellowships for the Institute of Medicine||Washington, DC|
|2010||Lucinda Maine||American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy||Alexandria, VA|
|2009||Hazel Pipkin||University of Texas||San Antonio, TX|
|2008||Marsha Henderson||Deputy Director, FDA/Office of Women's Health||Rockville, MD|
|2007||Marvin Dyrstad||Owner, Red Wing Corner Drug (Retired)||Red Wing, MN|
|2006||Marily Rhudy||Sr. Vice President for Public Policy, Wyeth (Retired)||Madison, NJ|
|2005||Brian Isetts||Professor, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy||Minneapolis, MN|
|2004||Marialice Bennett||Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Pharmaceutical Care Clinic||Columbus, OH|
|2003||Gary Kadlec||CEO, ExcelleRx||Philadelphia, PA|
|2002||Shane Kraus||Family Practice Physician||Richmond, VA|
|2001||John Beckner||Director, Pharmacy and Health Services, Ukrop's Super Markets, Inc.||Richmond, VA|
|2000||Jake Miller||Wyeth Pharmeuticals (Retired)||Virginia Beach, VA|