Philip J. Schneider

Current Employer: University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

Action Type: Awards

Effective Date: April 9, 2013

Title: Professor and Associate Dean

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A.S.P.E.N. Announces Philip Schneider as the 2013 Stanley Serlick Award Winner 

A.S.P.E.N. honors Schneider for improving safe practices in clinical nutrition

April 9, 2013, Silver Spring, MD - The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is pleased to announce Philip J. Schneider, MS, FASHP, FFIP, FASPEN, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, AZ as the winner of the 2013 Stanley Serlick Award. 

The Stanley Serlick Award, sponsored by Hospira, Inc., recognizes a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to improving safe practices for parenteral nutrition through published literature, membership on national committees or task forces and/or presentations at regional and national meetings.

Stanley Serlick, RPh (1937-2005), is renowned as the first parenteral nutrition pharmacist. With Dr. Stanley Dudrick at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, he developed formulations that sustained beagle puppies for months at a time. Compared to their littermates the intravenously fed puppies had greater weight gain and were similar in skeletal growth, development and activity. Serlick’s pioneering research led to developments in amino acids, lipids and catheters that enable even the smallest neonate weighing less than a pound to be fed adequate nutrition.

Dr. Schneider is past president of both the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and A.S.P.E.N. He served for 10 years as the first editor-in-chief of Nutrition in Clinical Practice. During his 41 years of professional and academic service, he has published more than 180 articles and abstracts in professional and scientific journals and 38 book chapters. He has edited seven books and given more than 500 contributed or invited presentations in 22 countries and the U.S.

Dr. Schneider has been presented with numerous prestigious awards, including the Donald E. Francke Medal and the Harvey A.K. Whitney Award and was honored with the A.S.P.E.N. Fellows designation, FASPEN, in 2012.

“There is a clear threat to patient safety in clinical nutrition,” said Debra S. BenAvram, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, A.S.P.E.N. “It is because of the dedication and hard work of people like Dr. Schneider that we are able to increase patient safety everyday. He, without question, deserves this honor.” 

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With nearly 6,000 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.