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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.
Each year, a volunteer team of regulatory experts selects outstanding individual who have gone above and beyond their professional expertise and commitments to provide for the greater good of regulatory affairs. These exceptional individuals receive awards including the Founder's Award, Community Leadership Award, Rising Star Award and Patient-Centered Health Award.
New for 2022 are two awards – Article of the Year and Best Book of the Year – that recognize the significant contributions and thought leadership demonstrated by writing for RAPS.
Awards are presented each fall at RAPS Convergence.
The world of regulatory is growing quickly and RAPS relies on the community to support our awards program so we can recognize the best of the best in the profession. Do you know of someone who goes above and beyond? We want to know. Please submit/email their information to firstname.lastname@example.org to start our vetting process. We appreciate you recognizing your colleagues and representing regulatory in the world we live in today.
The Founder’s Award recognizes exemplary regulatory professionals and is the profession’s highest award.
The Community Leadership Award recognizes RAPS members who have built networks and supported regulatory professionals in their communities.
Rising Star Award recognizes promising individuals early in their career who demonstrate initiative and exhibit a passion for strengthening the community. Awardees demonstrate great promise as an early-stage professional by:
This award is intended to recognize individuals who are at Levels 1 and 2 of the RAPS Regulatory Competency Framework.
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. Candidate organizations:
This award is a periodic, special recognition of no more than two organizations each year. It is geographically neutral and lifecycle agnostic. Ideally, awardees will have a RAPS connection, but this is not mandatory. Award winners will be announced publicly to promote the importance of public health within regulatory policy and frameworks.
Article of the Year celebrates the most thought-provoking feature article published in Regulatory Focus in the year prior to Convergence. The year will run from June to May. To be selected, an article must be:
Best Book of the Year celebrates one outstanding, original topical book published by RAPS in the year prior to Convergence. The year will run from June to May. To be selected the book must:
2021 Founder’s Award Recipients
2021 Community Leadership Award Recipients
2020 Community Leadership Award Recipients
2020 Founder’s Award Recipients
The 2019 RAPS Awardees were honored during the Regulatory Convergence in Philadelphia, PA.
2019 Community Leadership Award Recipients
The 2018 RAPS Awardees were honored during the Regulatory Convergence in Vancouver, BC.
Community Leadership Award
The 2017 RAPS Awardees were honored during the Regulatory Convergence at National Harbor at the DC Waterfront.
The 2017 Founders' Awardees honored during the Regulatory Convergence in the National Harbor at the DC Waterfront.
The 2017 Community Leadership Awardees honored during the Regulatory Convergence in the National Harbor at the DC Waterfront.