American Institute of the History of Pharmacy

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is a non-profit national organization devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of the place of pharmacy in history. The mission of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is to contribute to the understanding of the development of civilization by fostering the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge concerning the history and related humanistic aspects of the pharmaceutical field.


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608.262-5378  •  Institute@aihp.org  •  777 Highland Ave., Madison, WI  53705


History of Pharmacy at AACP Meeting

July 23-27 in Anaheim, California: Check the program for the History of Pharmacy Special Interest Group (HoPSIG).


AIHP National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship Program

May 10, 2016

The Institute is proud to announce the following Charter Members of the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship Program:

Patron Level ($10,000)

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Donor Level ($5,000)

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Contributor Level ($2,500)

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association

The purpose of the National Association Sponsorship program is to build mutually supportive relationships between AIHP and the major pharmacy organizations in the United States, consistent with the Institute’s role in serving the profession as a whole.


Call for Nominations for the AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize

May 5, 2016

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2016 Glenn Sonnedecker Prize. This prize honors the contributions of Glenn Sonnedecker to the field of the history of pharmacy and aims to encourage research in subjects central to his work. The Sonnedecker Prize will be awarded for the best original article published in 2015 on the history of some facet of pharmacy practice or pharmacy education in the United States (including the Colonial period). Submissions from multiple authors will be accepted.

The Glenn Sonnedecker Prize consists of a monetary cash prize of $1,000 and commemorative plaque. If an awarded article has multiple authors, the monetary award will be divided among the authors.

Eligibility: Articles published in English in peer-reviewed journals and books between January 2015 and December 2015 will be eligible for consideration. Award winners will demonstrate originality of scholarship and clear contribution to the study of the history of pharmacy.

Submission of articles: Please submit a PDF copy of the published article by June 30, 2016 to Gregory J. Higby, Executive Director, American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (Higby@aihp.org). Please write “Sonnedecker Prize” in the subject line of your email. Self-nominations are welcome.