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Next-Generation Pharmacist

About the Awards Program

In keeping with our vision to elevate the perception of pharmacy, Parata partnered with Pharmacy Times to create the Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards program. The program honors pharmacists, technicians, students and industry advocates who are defining the future of pharmacy. Since 2010, more than 300 pharmacy leaders have been recognized.

Nominate a Pharmacy Leader

The 2020 program nominations were open from mid-January through mid-June. Our panel of judges evaluates each of the valid entries. Read the press release announcing this year’s finalists.

Join us for the Gala

We are looking forward to the 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards gala was to be held in Nashville. For the safety of our participants, we will be holding the gala virtually in 2020. We hope you will join us to celebrate.

Get More Information

Visit the program website to learn more about the award categories, submit a nomination, register for the awards gala, and meet previous years’ finalists and winners.

Gala Highlights

See more images from each year’s galas at

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What People Are Saying About NGP

It was an honor to be a finalist for the 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist Health-System Pharmacist award… I love what I do as a pharmacist and it was both humbling and rewarding to be recognized for my work.
Sarah L. Anderson, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP
Support of this program and recognition of pharmacists is a great thing because you’re supporting and celebrating the individuals who are quickly becoming the first and last line of healthcare.
Misty C. Farr, Pharm.D.
I have truly never been more overwhelmed with gratitude and amazement at any event that honored the accomplishments of our profession. I’d like to offer a huge thanks for Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times.
Paul Lewis, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)
What an unbelievable evening! This is an event I will never forget. The category award I was presented is something I take great pride in and hope every patient who comes into my store feels the presence of that effort.
Jack Dunn
It was also so humbling to share the night with a room full of so much wisdom and hear all the finalist’s stories about how they’re working toward improving healthcare quality. What an incredibly inspiring and invigorating event!
Mel Nelson
What a beautiful, fun-filled evening honoring pharmacists and technicians who are excelling in the profession! Pharmacy Times & Parata, you once again have outdone yourselves with this gala for The Next-Generation Pharmacist. What a fantastic program!
Michelle Earich