RAPS Awards Program

The RAPS Awards Program celebrates individuals who have helped establish high standards for the regulatory profession and inspired the community to make extraordinary contributions to the field and to RAPS. The program recognizes leaders and change agents in the community, who support the RAPS organizational mission to develop and sustain a competent global regulatory workforce that drives good regulatory practice.

Each year, RAPS selects outstanding recipients who have went above and beyond their regulatory professional expertise and commitments to provide for the greater good of regulatory affairs. These recipients receive awards such as the Founder's Award, Community Leadership Award and Patient-Centered Health Award.

We have found that the world of regulatory is growing rather quickly and RAPS relies on the community to support our recognition programs so we can recognize the best of the best in the profession. Do you know of someone who has gone above and beyond? We want to know. Please submit/email their information to Wesley Carr at wcarr@raps.org to start our vetting process.

We appreciate you recognizing your colleagues and representing regulatory in the world we live in today.

Meet the Awardees

The Founder’s Award recognizes exemplary regulatory professionals and is the profession’s highest award. Honorees have shaped regulatory policy and practice; made a positive impact on the profession through education and mentoring; volunteered time to leadership pursuits such as serving on the RAPS board or Fellows program; promoted healthcare and patient well-being; advanced regulatory agility and raised awareness of the value of regulatory.

The Community Leadership Award recognizes RAPS members who have built networks and supported regulatory professionals in their communities. Awardees have acted as RAPS ambassadors; engaged in chapter or local activities, including networking and outreach, for at least three years; and partnered with other organizations to further the profession; and oresent and/or author as thought leaders in the regulatory profession.

Patient-Centered Health Award recognizes groups, organizations or individuals who have made a significant impact to advance patient-centered policy, product development or regulatory decision making. Highly reputational, non-profit organizations for this award promote patient-centric healthcare to improve the lives of patients and caregivers; partnered with regulators/HCPs/governments/NGOs/industry to advance patient-centric regulatory decision making; provided education that has raised awareness of the challenges faced by patients and caregivers; and have been in the industry for more than three years. 

This is intended to be a periodic special recognition with 0-2 awards per annum.  The award is geographically neutral and lifecycle agnostic (i.e. impact development through post-marketing).  Ideally, awardees will have a RAPS connection (e.g. through engagement at Convergence, through Chapter events, through member engagement), however this is not mandatory.  Nominees would be announced internally and externally to promote the importance of public health factor consideration (i.e. end user impact) within regulatory policy and frameworks.