2017 Isabel E. Stauffer Meritorious Service Award Recipient
Nadine Grimm, RPh, BSc(Pharm)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Award sponsored by Fresenius Kabi Canada Ltd.
Nadine Grimm, from Dartmouth, NS, graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University. Since her graduation, Nadine has worked as a staff pharmacist at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, where she has progressively developed her clinical specialty in neonatology. In her early career, Nadine worked in the satellite pharmacy providing medication to the NICU. In 1998, in addition to her staff pharmacist role, she began working one day per week as an antenatal clinical pharmacist. In 1999, Nadine began to pursue her passion of caring for the neonatal population by taking on the role of neonatal clinical pharmacist. Over her years in NICU, she has become a leader, sharing her wealth of knowledge with nurses, physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners; mentoring residents and pharmacy students, while always keeping the wellbeing and outcomes of her patients and their families in the forefront of the care she provides. Nadine has served on many committees at the IWK during her almost 20 year career.
Nadine’s involvement in CSHP started very early in her career. She became a member after beginning work at the IWK. Her first formal involvement was joining the planning committee for the 2001 Summer Educational Sessions in Halifax, a committee she again joined when SES came back to Halifax in 2010. Nadine became a member of the CSHP NS Branch Awards Committee in 2002, which she chaired from 2004-1010 and continues to be a member. Nadine has contributed substantially to the NS Branch of CSHP, serving as President Elect, President and Past President, from 2011 to 2014. She has also served as advocacy representative for NS Branch and is currently on the Board of the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia, representing CSHP. Nadine has spoken at numerous pharmacy events emphasizing the impact CSHP has had on her career, the amazing people she has met, and encouraging pharmacists and students to get involved.
Nadine lives in Dartmouth, with her husband Shawn, also a pharmacist and Guardian owner, and son Evan. She enjoys traveling and is an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan.
Nadine was recognized during the Awards Ceremony at CSHP's 48th Annual Professional Practice Conference (PPC). The Awards Ceremony was held on February 5, 2017, at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel.