Graduate Students, PharmD Students and Faculty Recognized for Excellence

Each spring, the College of Pharmacy celebrates excellence in both the graduate programs (PhD and MS) and the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). The graduate awards were selected by the Research Affairs Committee, who was comprised of the following pharmacy faculty:

  • Nathan Cherrington, PhD, Chair
  • Ivo Abraham PhD, RN
  • Yin Chen, PhD
  • Jenny Lo-Ciganic, PhD
  • Cathy Smith, PhD
  • Daekyu Sun, PhD
  • Terry Urbine, PhD
  • Jun Wang, PhD
  • Donna Zhang, PhD

Graduate students nominated and selected the Graduate Teaching Awards and the Graduate Mentorship Award.

Graduate Awards

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Graduate Student
Research Advisor
Graduate Research Awards
Cody Schmidlin Donna Zhang Abraham & MacDonald Graduate Student International Research Award
Maria Fernanda Acosta Heidi Mansour Caldwell Health Sciences Research Fellowship
Wafaa Alabsi Robin Polt & Heidi Mansour Hugh E. Laird II Memorial Fellowship Endowment
David Rhys Axon Terri Warholak Joseph B. Ryan Memorial Fellowship Award

Lili Zhou
Mira Patel
Mok Oh

Jenny Lo-Ciganic
Marion Slack
Ivo Abraham
William & Betty Milleson Fink Graduate Student Fellowships

Graduate Track Awards

Outstanding Research
Academic Excellence
Program Track
Lili Zhou Shannon Vaffis Health and Pharmaceutical Outcomes
Kevin Scott Andrew Ambrose Drug Discovery and Development
Maria Fernanda Acosta   Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Michael Kerins Scott Malm Pharmacology and Toxicology
Graduate Teaching Award
Graduate Mentorship Award
Walter Klimecki, DVM, PhD Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh

PharmD Student Awards

The PharmD Awards were presented to students during their Senior Luncheon at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. View Photos of PharmD Student Awards.

Lauren Sanders Ali McBride Oncology Clinical Rotation Award of Excellence
Jennifer Lee Eli Schlossberg Award for Excellence in Pharmacotherapeutics
Katherine McManus Excellence in Acute Patient Care Award
Aya Shoura Excellence in Ambulatory Patient Care
Kimberly Sassenrath Facts & Comparisons/Lexicomp Clinical Communication Award of Excellence
Jared Tate Frontiers of Knowledge
Kelvin Tran High Scholastic Achievement and Leadership Award
Xia Sun Mylan Achievement of Excellence in Drug Information
Jennifer Lee
Kimberly Sassenrath
Recognition of Highest Grade Point Average
Farah Raheem College of Pharmacy Outstanding Senior Award

Max & Molly Blank Professional Certificate in Pharmacy­-Related Health Disparities Certificate Recipients

16 students were recognized for completing the Max & Molly Blank Professional Certificate in Pharmacy­-Related Health Disparities.

PharmD Student Professional Organizational Outstanding Senior Awards

PharmD Senior
Supranee Sootornprueksa

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Angela Kaitschuck American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
Seth Anderson Arizona Pharmacy Association (AzPA)
Sena Avila College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
Chris Hagen International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF)
Alexis Garcia National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
Rebecca Park PediaCats
Chris Hagen Phi Delta Chi
Sandy Lee Phi Lambda Sigma
Farah Raheem Rho Chi
Kelvin Tran Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP)

Faculty Awards Presented by PharmD Students

Clinical Science Educator of the Year
Basic Science Educator of the Year
Faculty Preceptor of the Year
Jeannie Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP Richard Vaillancourt, PhD Sid Patanwala, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FCCP, FASHP