Pharmacy Women's Leadership Award
The Pharmacy Women's Leadership Award is presented annually by the Pharmacy Women for Purdue (PWFP) to recognize an alumna of the College of Pharmacy who has made significant contributions to and demonstrated exemplary involvement with the College. She must demonstrate significant and sustained volunteer leadership through service to the professional community. The recipient must also demonstrate engagement in the mentorship of colleagues and students. Nominations for this award come from the PWFP Steering Committee and the College’s faculty and staff. More information about PWFP can be found here.
2020 Pharmacy Women's Leadership Award
Veronica Vernon (PharmD 2011)
Dr. Veronica Vernon received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from Purdue University. She subsequently completed a pharmacy postgraduate year one residency at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center and postgraduate year two residency in Ambulatory Care/Education with the VA and Butler University. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care, in addition to being a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner. After residency training, Dr. Vernon created her own position as the women’s health pharmacist at the Indianapolis VA. She has assisted several VA medical centers in expanding the role of pharmacists to include women’s health services. In August 2017, she joined the faculty at Butler University. She now focuses on health policy and pharmacy law in her teaching and research. For the past three legislative sessions, she has co-chaired the Indiana Pharmacists Association (IPA) Legislative and Regulatory Council. She is the incoming President-Elect of IPA. Her honors include two teaching awards from Butler, 2016 American Pharmacists Association Distinguished New Practitioner, 2019 Indiana Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist, 2019 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network Advocacy Award recipient, and 2021 American Pharmacists Association Good Government Pharmacist of the Year.
Previous Award Recipients
2019: Judi Jacobi (BS 1979)
2018: Sarah A. Sanders (BS 1978, PharmD 1980)
2017: Valerie Gaylor (BS 1979, PharmD 1985)
2016: Mary B. Baker (BS 1979)
2015: Joanne Barrick (BS 1984)
2014: Jane Krause (BS 1981, MS 1994)
2013: Shirley Paddock (BS 1990)
2012: Jennifer Asay (BS 1994)
2011: Alisa Wright (BS 1987)
2010: Jeannie Chaney (BS 1961)