Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award

The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society are proud to announce Nisha Bhide as the 2024 recipient of the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award recipient. Read the press release to learn more about Nisha, her accomplishments, and the award. 


Nominations for the 2025 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award will open in July 2024.

Nominees for the 2025 award should have received their pharmacy degree in 2015 or later. In advance of all nominations, we strongly recommend all nominators read our BEST PRACTICES document before submitting a nomination.

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Lithograph painting of Dr. Prescott by Robert Thom, from the Parke-Davis History of Pharmacy Collection



Albert B. Prescott was a visionary and trailblazer in the late 1800s because of his advocacy for an academic basis for pharmaceutical education. Founder and Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, Prescott nurtured his idea for nearly 25 years before the rest of the profession caught up with him. This chemist, educator, and leader of pharmacists helped found Phi Delta Chi at the University of Michigan in 1883.

The Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award, first presented in 1987, is given annually to a young pharmacist no more than 10 years after receipt of their PharmD. The recipient shall have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities as a young pharmacist indicative of someone likely to emerge as a major leader in pharmacy over the course of their career. From its beginning, this has been a profession-wide recognition, not restricted to any fraternal group or practice setting.


The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI), Phi Lambda Sigma, and several prior recipients select the recipient of the Prescott Leadership Award. The Award is presented annually during the APhA Annual Meeting, at which time the recipient delivers a scholarly lecture on issues such as pharmacy as a profession, leadership, or future trends in pharmacy practice or education. The winner receives a tangible award and an honorarium


For information about nominating a young pharmacy leader for the next Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award, email Ron Corey at



Where are they now? Enjoy our retrospective on past Prescott Award Winners.



Previous Award Winners


1987 Walter Lee Fitzgerald Where is Walter now?
1988 Lucinda Louise Maine Where is Lucinda now?
1989 Heidi Milia Anderson Where is Heidi now?
1990 Janet Engle Where is Janet now?
1991 Kathleen D. Lake Where is Kathleen now?
1992 John Coster Where is John now?
1993 Mary Eloises Indritz Where is Mary now?
1994 Mitchel C. Rothholz Where is Mitchel now?
1995 Kelly Hasty-Kale Where is Kelly now?
1996 Timothy Tucker Where is Timothy now?
1997 Nancy A. Alvarez Where is Nancy now?
1998 Christopher J. Decker Where is Christopher now?
1999 Jeanne Ann Stasny Where is Jeanne now?
2000 Tina Penick-Brock Where is Tina now?
2001 Edwin H. Adams Where is Edwin now?
2002 Christopher R. McCurdy Where is Christopher now?
2003 Jennifer Cerulli Where is Jennifer now?
2004 John Musil Where is John now?
2005 Bradley Tice Where is Bradley now?
2006 Michael J. Negrete Where is Michael now?
2007 David A. Medvedeff Where is David now?
2008 Macary Marciniak Where is Macary now?
2009 Scott Evans Where is Scott now?
2010 Jeffrey Neigh Where is Jeffrey now?
2011 Timothy W. Cutler Where is Timothy now?
2012 Conan MacDougall Where is Conan now?
2013 Robert Schoenhaus Where is Robert now?
2014 Sonak Pastikia Where is Sonak now?
2015 Alex J. Adams Where is Alex now?
2016 Joshua J. Neumiller Where is Joshua now?
2017 Afton M. Wagner  
2018 Robert S. Pugliese  
2019 T. Joseph “Joey” Mattingly II  
2020 Lindsay Kunkle  
2021 Jennifer Bacci  
2022 Ryan C. Costantino  
2023 Lucas A. Berenbrok  


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