PDA members whose contributions have helped the Association
fulfill its mission are recognized each year at the PDA Awards
Dinner, held during the Annual Meeting. PDA congratulates and
thanks each winner for their service to the Association.
This is PDA’s most prestigious award, conferring lifetime
membership benefits to the recipient. The award has traditionally
been given in recognition of long service significant in nature to
PDA and requires unanimous approval from the Board of Directors.
Georg Roessling, PhD
Gordon Personeus Award
Presented in memory of the late Gordon Personeus, past PDA
President and longtime volunteer, this award is intended to honor
a PDA member, other than a Board member, for long-term acts or
contributions that are of noteworthy or special importance to PDA.
Frederick J. Carleton Award
This award is presented as a tribute to lifetime contributor, past
President, past Executive Director, and Honorary Member Frederick
J. Carleton, and is designated for past or present Board members.
Anders Vinther, PhD
Edward Smith Packaging Science Award
In honor of long-time volunteer Edward Smith, who led PDA’s
packaging science activities, this award is given in recognition of
extraordinary contributions to PDA and the packaging science.
Martin VanTrieste Pharmaceutical Science
Established in honor of long-time contributor and Chair Martin
VanTrieste, this award is given annually for outstanding
contributions to the advancement of pharmaceutical science.
Distinguished Service Award
This award is given in recognition of special acts, contributions, or
services that have promoted the success and strength of PDA.
Ed Balkovic, PhD
Tsutomu Kamikukita, PhD
PDA Europe Service Appreciation Award
This award is presented annually for special acts, contributions, or
services that have contributed to the success and strength of PDA’s
Service Appreciation Award
The Service Appreciation Award is presented annually for special
acts, contributions, or services.
John Shabushnig, PhD
James P. Agalloco Award
The James P. Agalloco Award is presented annually to the PDA
faculty member who exemplifies outstanding performance in
education. The award is named for James P. Agalloco, in honor of
his work in developing the PDA Education program.
John Ludwig, PhD
Michael S. Korczynski Award
An award established in recognition of contributions made toward
the development of PDA’s international activities by Michael S.
Frederick D. Simon Award
The Frederick D. Simon Award is presented annually for the best paper
published in the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology.
This award is named in honor of the late Frederick D. Simon, a
former PDA Director of Scientific Affairs. This year’s award went to
six recipients for their article, “Semi-Quantitative Analysis of InherentVisible Particles for Biopharmaceutical Products,” which was published
in the March/April 2016 issue of the PDA Journal.
Patricia Cash, PhD
Stephan Krause, PhD
Sophia Levitskaya-Seaman, PhD
Distinguished Editor/Author Award
This award recognizes the author or editor selected by PDA members
for their contribution to PDA’s technical books. This year’s award went
to the editor of the book, Assuring Data Integrity for Life Sciences.
Siegfried Schmitt, PhD
This award recognizes a PDA staff member, other than senior staff,
whose exemplary performance has contributed to PDA’s success
during the previous year.