The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy received the 2024 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

The award is presented annually to one college or school of pharmacy demonstrating a major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice, and research.

The award highlighted the school’s work in medication safety through programs like Medication Cleanout, which has collected more than 83,000 pounds of medications and sharps from homes in its 15-year history

It also highlights the school’s production of viral transport medium and administration of life-saving vaccines during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and special population services provided to underserved people and incarcerated individuals in Texas