Established and presented by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award is conferred annually by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties upon an individual or organization who has made outstanding voluntary contributions to the advancement of BPS board certification of pharmacists.
The nominee must be an individual or organization who has advanced health quality and/or patient care by promoting the recognition and value of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and the BPS board certification of pharmacists.
Any person may nominate an individual or organization for the Warren Weaver/Richard Penna Award. No self-nominations are accepted. If the nominee is a department of an organization (e.g. pharmacy department of a hospital), the nominator may be a person outside that department (e.g. nurse, physician).
The nominator is responsible for submitting an award nomination packet. The deadline for nomination materials will be October 1 except during the inaugural year of 2017. The nomination packet is to include the following items:
A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award;
Letters of recommendation are optional (2 letters are preferred with a maximum of 6 accepted); and
A detailed resumé for individuals or description of the organization
The selection is made by the BPS Board of Directors based upon careful review of complete nominations.
PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD
The award will be conferred at a meeting or venue deemed appropriate by the BPS Board of Directors based upon the affiliation of the award recipient. The award will include the images of Warren Weaver and Richard Penna and the BPS logo inscribed with the recipient’s name and date of presentation. Travel expenses will be covered based upon current BPS travel policies as deemed appropriate by the BPS Board of Directors based upon the nature of the presentation. In addition, the BPS offices will display a perpetual plaque recognizing previous award recipients.