The George F. Archambault Award

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To honor George F. Archambault, ASCP developed the Archambault Award. George F. Archambault is considered the "father of consultant pharmacy" and this award is considered to be the Society's highest honor. Both a pharmacist and a lawyer, Archambault was the Washington editor of Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy and a pharmacy and drug distribution systems consultant to hospitals and related institutions. In addition, he maintained a private law practice. Before his death on January 1, 2001, Archambault devoted almost 70 years to pharmacy service, receiving nearly every major award in American pharmacy.


The George F. Archambault Award is conferred annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to consultant and senior care pharmacy.


2014: Shelly Spiro

2013: Bruce Stuart
2012: Dennis Chapron
2011: Arnold Clayman
2010: Mark Stratton
2009: Marie Garnder
2008: David Guay
2007: H. Edward Davidson
2006: Manju Beier
2005: Thomas R. Clark
2004: Jerry H. Gurwitz
2003: Brad Williams
2002: Joseph Hanlon
2001: Joy Plein
2000: L. Michael Posey
1999: Janice Feinberg
1998: Mark Beers
1997: J. Lyle Bootman
1996: Stephen M. Feldman
1995: Dianne E. Tobias
1994: Thomas Cali
1993: Ralph Kalies
1992: Armon Neel, Jr.
1991: W. Gary Erwin
1990: R. Tim Webster *
1989: William Simonson
1988: Thomas Snader
1987: William F. McGhan
1986: Philip Gerbino
1985: K. Scott Carruthers
1984: John Thompson
1983: Peter Lamy
1982: James Cooper
1981: Mark Abrams
1980: Denis Portaro
1979: John Rawlings
1978: Don Baker
1977: Samuel Kidder *
1976: Herman Kessler
1975: George Freedman
1974: Jack Machbitz
1973: Richard Berman *
1972: George Archambault *

* denotes deceased

Description of Award

All award recipients will be honored on October 30, 2015 at the 2015 ASCP Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Awardees will receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting, up to $1,000 to defray meeting-related expenses, and an award.

Qualifications of the Award Nominee

  1. Nominees may be members or non-members of ASCP
  2. Nominees will have made a significant contribution to consultant or senior care pharmacy through one or more of the following means:
    • sustained and exemplary performance as a professional consultant pharmacist
    • a significant addition to the literature
    • the development of an outstanding project; or
    • progress in the development of federal or state legislation or regulations.

Nomination Process

To apply or nominate an individual, please send the following items to by April 30, 2015:

  • Written endorsement describing the qualifications of the candidate
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae or biographical sketch

Selection Process

The award is competitive. The selection of the Archambault Award recipient is made by a mail vote of past recipients of the award. The decision of the past award recipients will be final and without appeal. Each year the past recipients of the Archambault Award will evaluate the individual's contributions to consultant pharmacy based on the qualifications described above, determined from information submitted within the nomination. ASCP will notify all award nominees of the outcome of their nominations by October 1st.

Approved by the ASCP Board of Directors, July 28, 2001, as revised by the Organizational Affairs Council.

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