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Awards & Recognition

HOPA Award of Excellence

A hematology/oncology pharmacy pioneer, who has shaped practice, influenced trainees, improved treatments and impacted research to optimize the care of cancer patients.

2018    R. Donald Harvey, PharmD BCOP FCCP FHOPA

2017    Terri G. Davidson, PharmD BCCP BCOP FASHP

2016    Niesha L. Griffith, MS RPh FASHP

2015    David W. Henry, MS BCOP FASHP

2014    Rowena N. Schwartz, PharmD BCOP

2013    Robert Ignoffo, PharmD FASHP FCSHP

2012    Susan Goodin, PharmD

2011    Jim Koeller, MS

2010    Val R. Adams, PharmD FCCP BCOP

2009    Barry R. Goldspiel, PharmD BCOP BCPS FASHP FISOPP

2008    Carol M. Balmer, PharmD BCOP

2007    Jane M. Pruemer, PharmD BCOP FASHP

2006    Judy L. Chase, PharmD FASHP;

           Amy W. Valley, PharmD BCOP

2005    LeAnne D. Kennedy, BCOP


HOPA New Practitioner Award

An inspiring practitioner whose laser-like focus on research and education translates into patient care that is second to none.

2018    Alexandra Shillingburg, PharmD BCOP

2017    Amber Bradley Clemmons, PharmD BCOP

2016    Kristin Held Wheatley, PharmD BCOP

2015    Patrick J. Kiel, PharmD BCPS BCOP

2014    Robert S. Mancini, PharmD BCOP

2013    Steve Stricker, PharmD MS BCOP

2012    Daniel Zlott, PharmD BCOP

2011    Trevor McKibbin, PharmD MS BCPS

2010    LeAnn Best Norris, PharmD BCPS BCOP

2009    Julianna Burzynski, PharmD BCPS BCOP

2008    Janet Espirito, PharmD BCOP


HOPA Patient Advocacy Award

The best example of an oncology pharmacist as an advocate of quality patient care. Tireless, dedicated, and committed to her patients.

2017    Kerry Parsons, PharmD BCOP FHOPA

2016    Benyam Muluneh, PharmD BCOP CPP

2015    Rowena N. Schwartz, PharmD BCOP

2014    Sarah S. Hudson-DiSalle, PharmD RPh


HOPA Technician Award

A remarkable clinician who touches the lives of cancer patients every single day by ensuring that they receive the medications they need.

2018    Desiree Rolniak, CPhT

2017    Cheryl Hyk, MA CPhT

2016    Edward D. Gormley, BS CPhT

2011    Tanja Monroe

2010    Therese McGrain, CPhT

2009    Jeanne Anderson, CPhT

2008    Kenneth Grohgans, CPhT

2007    Darrell Clarke, CPhT;

           Anne Hameed, CPhT


HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Literature Award

This award recognizes an author who has written an article, other than scientific research, that contributes significantly to the betterment of the hematology/oncology pharmacy profession and describes innovations in community, hospital, or healthcare system hematology/oncology pharmacy practices that are applicable beyond the practice site where they were developed and/or evaluated.

2017 Karen Sweiss, PharmD

Sweiss K, Patel S, Culos K, Oh A, Rondelli D, Patel P. Melphalan 200 mg/m2 in patients with renal impairment is associated with increased short term toxicity but improved response and longer treatment-free survival. Bone Marrow Transplant 2016; e-pub ahead of print 16 May 2016; doi:10.1038/bmt.2016.136.

2016    Ginah Nightingale, PharmD BCOP

Nightingale G, Hajjar E, Swartz K, et al. Evaluation of a pharmacist-led medication assessment used to identify prevalence of and associations with polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use among ambulatory senior adults with cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33:1453-1459.

2015    Joseph S. Bubalo, PharmD BCOP BCPS

Bubalo J, Carpenter PA, Majhail N, Perales MA, Marks DI, Shaughnessy P, Pidala J, Leather HL, Wingard J, Savani BN. Conditioning chemotherapy dose adjustment in obese patients: a review and position statement by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation practice guideline committee. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 May;20(5):600-16. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2014.01.019. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

2014    Ali McBride, PharmD MS BCPS BCOP

McBride A, Lathon S, Boehmer L, Augustin KM, Butler SK, Westervelt P. Comparative Evaluation of Single Fixed Dosing and Weight-Based Dosing of Rasburicase for Tumor Lysis Syndrome. Pharmacotherapy. 2013;33(3):295-303.

2013    Kamakshi V. Rao, PharmD BCOP CPP

Strother RM, Rao KV, Gregory KM, Jakait B, Busakhala N, Schellhase E, Pastakia S, Krzyzanowski M, Loehrer PJ. The oncology pharmacy in cancer care delivery in a resource-constrained setting in western Kenya. J Oncol Pharm Pract 2012. Jan 16

2012    Kristine R. Crews, PharmD, BCPS

Crews KR, Cross SJ, McCormick JN, Baker DK, Molinelli AR, Mullins R, Relling MV, Hoffman JM. Development and implementation of a pharmacist-managed clinical pharmacogenetics service. Am J Health Syst Pharm 68:143-50, 2011

2010    Brian Crandell, PharmD, BCOP

O'Bryant CL, Crandell BC. Community pharmacists’ knowledge of and attitudes toward oral chemotherapy. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2008;48:632-9.


HOPA Basic Science and Clinical Research Literature Award

This award recognizes an author who has written an important scientific article describing hematology/oncology basic science and/or translational research or clinical trials evaluating drug efficacy and/or safety.

2016    Meghana V. Trivedi, PharmD PhD BCOP

Do T, Medhekar R, Bhat R, Chen H, Niravath P, Trivedi MV. The risk of febrile neutropenia and need for G-CSF primary prophylaxis with the docetaxel and cyclophosphamide regimen in early-stage breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Oct;153(3):591-7. Epub 2015 Sep 4.

2015    David J. Reeves, PharmD BCOP

Reeves DJ, Moore ES, Bascom D, Rensing B. Retrospective evaluation of methotrexate elimination when co-administered with proton pump inhibitors. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Sep;78(3):565-71. Doi: 10.1111/bcp.12384 PMID: 24646036

2014    Casey B. Williams, PharmD BCOP

Williams CB, Kambhampati S, Fiskus W, Wick J, Dutreix C, Ganguly S, Aljitawi O, Reyes R, Fleming A, Abhyankar S, Bhalla KN, McGuirk JP. Preclinical and Phase I Results of Decitabine in Combination with Midostaurin (PKC412) for Newly Diagnosed Elderly or Relapsed/Refractory Adult Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Jun 24. doi: 10.1002/phar.1316.

2013    Wendelin Nelson, PharmD BCOP

Nelson WK, Formica RN, Cooper DL, Schwartz PE, Rutherford TJ. An analysis of measured and estimated creatinine clearance rates in normal weight, overweight, and obese patients with gynecologic cancers. J Oncol Pharm Pract 2012;18(3):323-332.

2012    Cindy O'Bryant, PharmD BCOP FCCP

O'Bryant CL, Haluska P, Rosen L, Ramanathan RK, Venugopal B, Leong S, Boinpally R, Franke A, Witt K, Evans J, Belani C, Gail Eckhardt S, Ramalingam S. An open-label study to describe pharmacokinetic parameters of erlotinib in patients with advanced solid tumors with adequate and moderately impaired hepatic function. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Sep 22

2011    Jacob K. Kettle, PharmD

Kettle JK, Grauer D, Folker TL, et al. Effectiveness of exogenous albumin administration for the prevention of ifosfamide-induced encephalopathy. Pharmacotherapy. 2010;30(8):812-817.

2010    LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD, BCOP

Kennedy LD, Case LD, Hurd DD, Cruz JM, Pomper GJ. A prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled trial of acetaminophen and diphenhydramine pretransfusion medication versus placebo for the prevention of transfusion reactions. Transfusion. 2008;48:2285-91.


HOPA Clinical Practice Literature Award

2009    Stacy S. Shord, PharmD, BCOP

             Sandra Cuellar, PharmD, BCOP

Shord SS, Hamilton JM Jr, Cuellar S. Parenteral iron with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents for chemotherapy-induced anemia. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2008;14:5-22.

2007    Donald A. Hutcherson, RPh

Hutcherson DA, Gammon DC, Bhatt MS, Faneuf M. Reduced-dose rasburicase in the treatment of adults with hyperuricemia associated with malignancy. Pharmacotherapy. 2006;26:242-247.

2006    Susan Goodin, PharmD, BCOP

 Blower P, de Wit R, Goodin S, Aapro M. Drug-drug interactions in oncology: Why are they important and can they be minimized? Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2005;55:117-142


HOPA Clinical Practice Award

The HOPA Clinical Practice Award recognizes a HOPA member who has made a significant contribution to or has provided leadership to developing or supporting an innovative clinical hematology/oncology pharmacy service.

2007    Dominic A. Solimando Jr, MA, RPh, BCOP, FAPhA, FASHP

2006    David Baribeault, RPh, BCOP

             Sachin Shah, PharmD, BCOP

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