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What is the ASHP Foundation?

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation is the philanthropical arm of ASHP, the national professional organization representing pharmacists practicing in acute and ambulatory settings.

Our Foundation was created in 1968 by three visionary leaders in health-system pharmacy: Joseph Beckerman, Joseph Oddis and Milton Skolaut. Their goal was to create a research organization supported completely through donations, which would encourage, provide for, and engage in scientific research, professional study, and the advancement of the science of hospital and institutional pharmacy.

Today, the Foundation offers more than 35 research grant, leadership, educational, and awards programs that assist and recognize pharmacists who are improving patient care and advancing pharmacy practice. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the Foundation is led by CEO Steven A. Rubloff.  

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