Presidential Citation

The Presidential Citation is chosen annually by the sitting PPAG President/Chair of the Board and awarded to an individual that has made a significant and direct impact on the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

Past Recipients

2006
Sherry Luedtke, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy at Texas Tech University, for her leadership during transitional challenges during her service on the Board of Directors. This award was presented by Dr. Robert Kuhn, 2006 Chair of the Board.

2007
Robert Kuhn, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky, for his seven years of service on the Board of Directors and his outstanding leadership as Chair of the Board. This award was presented by Dr. James Dice, 2007 Chair of the Board

2008
Stephanie Phelps, PharmD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The University of Tennessee, for her sustained contributions at the Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. This award was presented by Dr. Cindy Dusik, 2008 Chair of the Board.

2009
David Knoppert, MSc.Pharm, Neonatal Pharmacist, St. Joseph's Healthcare, London, Ontario, Canada, for his outstanding service as Chair of the First International Pediatric Pharmacy/Pharmacology Symposium. This award was presented by Dr. Jeff Low, 2009 Chair of the Board.

2010
Timothy Todd, PharmD, Associate Professor at Midwestern University in Chicago, IL, for his outstanding and sustained contributions as Chair/Vice President of Education at PPAG. This award was presented by Dr. Michael Christensen, 2010-12 Chair of the Board

2011
Miranda Nelson, PharmD, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, for her sustained contributions as Chair of the Home-Study Education Committee. This award was presented by Dr. Michael Christensen 2010-12 Chair of the Board.

2012
Sarah Scarpace Lucas, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist at UCSF Children's Hospital, for her sustained contributions as Chair of the Home-Study Education Committee. This award was presented by Dr. Amy Potts, 2012 PPAG President

2013
Peter Johnson, PharmD, Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, for his outstanding service as PPAG representative on the Joint PPAG/ASHP/APhA/ACCP Petition Development Taskforce to recognize Pediatric Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Specialty. This award was presented by Dr. Amy Potts, 2012-13 PPAG President

2014
Lisa Lubsch Bimpasis, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, for her efforts preparing and developing the first Board Exam Preparation Course for PPAG to be conducted in the Spring of 2015. This award was presented by Dr. William Maish, 2013-14 PPAG President. 

2015
Hanna Phan, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine at The University of Arizona, for her efforts to develop a BCPPS Recertification Program for PPAG. 
Timothy Todd, PharmD, Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University, for his efforts to develop a BCPPS Recertification Program for PPAG and co-edit the Advanced Pediatric Therapeutics textbook. 
Lea Eiland, PharmD, Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy at Auburn University, for her efforts as co-editor of the Advanced Pediatric Therapeutics textbook. 

Jennifer, Chow, PharmD, PPAG Director of Professional Development, for her efforts to organize the first BCPPS Exam Review Course. 
These awards were presented by Kay Kyllonen, 2014-15 PPAG President. 

2016
Edress Darsey, PharmD, Global Pediatric Medical Director Pfizer Pediatric Center of Excellence​, for her efforts to advance PPAG's goals to partner with other pediatric related organizations.
Kristen Nichols, PharmD, Assistant Professor at Butler University, for her work developing the Membership-in-Training Committee, which supports the PPAG Student Council, College Groups, student educational activities at the Annual Meeting.
Tara Higgins, PharmD, a Pharmacist at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, for her leadership to the Fall Meeting Planning Committee, Hematology/Oncology Special Interest Group, and Membership Committee.