Amy Whitaker Rudenko Memorial Community-Based Residency Award

The Amy Whitaker Rudenko Memorial Community-Based Residency Award is intended to recognize a Virginia Commonwealth University PGY-1 community-based pharmacy resident who during the residency year distinguished themselves through a positive attitude and professionalism, a passion for community-based pharmacy practice, a strong leadership ability, enthusiasm for teaching and service to the community-based and the profession. The former resident and preceptor for whom the award is named, Amy Whitaker Rudenko, Pharm.D. BCACP, personally exemplified the awards criteria.

Residents and site coordinators vote for the awardee in June of the residency year.


  • 2023: Not awarded
  • 2022: Carla Daniel, Pharm.D.
  • 2021: Miranda Moore, Pharm.D.
  • 2020: Emily Gicewicz, Pharm.D.
  • 2019: Emily Kennell, Pharm.D.
  • 2018: Lauren Fox, Pharm.D.
  • 2017: Gabriella Pepe, Pharm.D.
  • 2016: Margaret Robinson, Pharm.D.
  • 2015: Toni Larson, Pharm.D.
  • 2014: Stephanie Adams, Pharm.D.
  • 2013: Sarah Kraszeski Milam

Awards Received by Primary Sites and Preceptors

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Crystal Apple Award
  • American Pharmacists Association Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award
  • American Pharmacists Association Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award
  • American Association Foundation Top 10 Women in Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice
  • American Pharmacists Association Foundation Pinnacle Award
  • American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award
  • American Pharmacists Association Presentation Merit Award
  • Drug Topics Chain Pharmacy of the Year
  • NACDS Inaugural Community Pharmacy Faculty Award
  • National Academies of Practice Distinguished Practitioner
  • National Partnership for Immunization Non-Traditional Partner Award
  • VCU Distinguished Service Award
  • VCU School of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award
  • Virginia Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist
  • Virginia Pharmacists Association Ed Spearbeck Service Award
  • Virginia Pharmacists Association Innovative Practice Award
  • Virginia Pharmacists Association Outstanding Pharmacist
  • Virginia Society of Health-Systems Innovative Practice Award