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MSHP R&E update November 2021

17 Nov 2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous

The MSHP R&E Foundation has successfully completed the first occurrence of both our Resident Ground Rounds series and our Preceptor Development Series. 

Information for the Resident Ground Rounds Series can be found here: https://www.moshp.org/event-4540419

This series is expected to run routinely (approximately every other week) for the next several months.  We are excited to bring this offering forward to provide a vehicle for residents within the state to continue to hone their presentations skills as well as share new information with other pharmacy practitioners (pharmacists, technicians, and students) throughout the state.  These sessions are available for CE through the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy.

Our first session of our new Preceptor Development Series occurred on October 26th with MSHP President Christina Stafford as our first presenter.  The event was a success and will be continued with new presenters, different topics, and various presentation methods.  Our goal is to offer this series quarterly, please look for more information via e-blasts in the near future.

Lastly, it is time to start thinking about nominations for the R&E Foundation annual awards.  Nominations for our three awards (Best Practice Award, Tonnies Preceptor Award, and The Garrison Award) are currently open.  The nomination/submission deadline is January 14th, 2022.

Information about each award and the respective criteria can be found below:

MSHP R&E Best Practice Award

The Best Practice Award recognizes innovation and outstanding performance in health-system pharmacy.  A poster of the program will be highlighted during the Spring Meeting Poster Session.

Applicants will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Inventiveness of the project
  • Significance of the project to the health system
  • Demonstration of benefit to patient care as supported by project evaluation data
  • Significance of the project to pharmacy practice
  • Quality of submitted project report
  • Relevance to other institutions

Applicants must be active MSHP members in a health-system setting such as a large or small hospital, home health, ambulatory clinic, or other health care system.

Award recipient will receive a $250 honorarium.

Submission Instructions: A program summary not to exceed 400 words must be submitted with the application and include the following information.

  • Background – description of need for project
  • Goals and specific aims of the project
  • Results - when results are not yet available, include a description of how impact of the project will be measured
  • Conclusion – established and/or expected clinical impact of the project
  • Email your submission to mshp@qabs.com with Best Project Award Submission in the subject line.

Tonnies Preceptor of the Year Award

MSHP R&E Foundation is pleased to honor a health system pharmacist for outstanding service to the profession as a preceptor to pharmacy students and/or residents. Below are the Criteria and Procedures to nominate a preceptor for the award.


  • Must be a member of MSHP;
  • Must have been a clinical preceptor for minimum of 3 years;
  • Must have not received the award within the last five years; attention will be given to previous nominations.


The award will be presented to a health system pharmacist that exemplifies the core values (Professionalism, Desire to educate and share knowledge with students, Willingness to mentor, Willingness to commit the time necessary for precepting, Respect for others, Willingness to work with a diverse student population) and the following characteristics:

  • Partner in education: Is actively involved in instructing and educating in pharmacy practice
  • Role model: Demonstrates willingness to mentor and serve as an example
  • Experience: Has depth of experience and knowledge in area of expertise
  • Coaching: Provides timely and meaningful feedback to the learner
  • Enthusiasm: Demonstrates passion towards the profession and advancement of practice
  • Professionalism: Conducts himself/herself with highest level of dignity and professionalism
  • Teamwork: Facilitates teamwork and approach to patient care
  • Opportunity: Creates innovative learning experiences and opportunities to for growth
  • Research: Makes regular contributions to the profession through papers or presentations
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Investment
  • Negotiation

Garrison Award

The Garrison award was established in 1985, named after Thomas Garrison for his long-standing support of MSHP (past-president 1974-1976), ASHP (past-president 1984) and numerous professional and academic contributions to Pharmacy. The Garrison Award is presented each year in which a deserving candidate has been nominated in recognition of sustained contributions in multiple areas:

  • Outstanding accomplishment in practice in health-system pharmacy;
  • Outstanding poster or spoken presentation at a state or national meeting;
  • Publication in a nationally recognized pharmacy or medical journal;
  • Demonstrated activity with pharmacy students from St. Louis or the UMKC Schools of Pharmacy;
  • Development of an innovative service in a health-system pharmacy in either education, administration, clinical service, or distribution;
  • Contributions to the profession through service to ASHP, MSHP and/or local affiliates.

Each letter of nomination must include:

  • Name, work address, and telephone number of nominee;
  • Name, work address, and telephone number of nominator;
  • Sufficient explanation and documentation of the nominee’s accomplishment(s) to allow a proper decision by the selection committee; and Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee.
  • To be considered for the Garrison Award, the nominee must be a current active member of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The winner will be selected by the Board of Directors of the MSHP Research and Education Foundation. Email your nomination to mshp@qabs.com with Garrison Award Submission in the subject line.

Respectfully submitted,

Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS
MSHP R&E Executive Director

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