Student Awards

 

Each spring, the College of Pharmacy celebrates excellence in the graduate programs (PhD and MS). Students are recognized in two categories: Academic Excellence and Outstanding Research. 

Graduate Research Awards

To learn more about the different nomination and application requirements for each graduate research award, please view the links below:

The Hugh E. Laird II, PhD Memorial Fellowship Award
The Abraham and MacDonald Graduate Student International Research Award
The William and Betty Milleson Fink Award
The Caldwell Health Sciences Research Fellowships
The Joseph B. Ryan Memorial Award

The Glenn Sipes Graduate Travel Award

Started by Dr. Glenn Sipes, this award is intended to fund travel expenses for graduate students who are pursuing a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology and will enable and encourage them to advance their research by participating in scientific meetings. Travel to conferences and scientific meetings remains an important aspect of graduate education where students network with fellow scientists and researchers. This award will continue to encourage students to participate and reduce the burden of costs associated with travel.

The Glenn Sipes Graduate Travel Award

Drug Discovery & Development

Academic Excellence
  • 2021-2022: Marissa Trujillo
  • 2020-2021: Christopher Zerio
  • 2019-2020: Christopher Zerio 
  • 2017-2018: Andrew Ambrose
  • 2016-2017: Nicholas McConnel
  • 2015-2016: Cyf Ramos
  • 2014-2015: Nina Patrick
  • 2013-2014: Brendan Frett
  • 2012-2013: Bobbi Anglin
  • 2011-2012: Jamin Steffen
Outstanding Research
  • 2021-2022: Jared Sivinski
  • 2020-2021: Yanmei Hu
  • 2019-2020: Yueteng Zhang
  • 2017-2018: Kevin Scott
  • 2016-2017: Andrew Ambrose
  • 2015-2016: Guillermo Martinez-Ariza
  • 2014-2015: Clement Lin
  • 2013-2014: Christine Kaiser
  • 2012-2013: Robert Brown
  • 2011-2012: Christopher Cabello

Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

Academic Excellence
  • 2020-2021: Ernest Vallorz
  • 2019-2020: Wafaa Alabsi 
  • 2015-2016: Usir Younis
  • 2014-2015: Raj Patel
  • 2013-2014: Daniel Evans
  • 2012-2013: Brittany Admire
  • 2011-2012: Poonam Sheth
Outstanding Research
  • 2020-2021: Ernest Vallorz
  • 2019-2020: Wafaa Alabsi
  • 2017-2018: Maria Fernanda Acosta
  • 2016-2017: Priya Muralidharan
  • 2014-2015: Poonam Sheth
  • 2011-2012: Stephen Franklin

Health & Pharmaceutical Outcomes

Academic Excellence
  • 2021-2022: Daniel Arku
  • 2020-2021: Mavis Obeng-Kusi
  • 2019-2020: Srujitha Marupuru
  • 2017-2018: Shannon Vaffis
  • 2016-2017: Chanadda Chinthammit
  • 2015-2016: Mahdi Gharaibeh
  • 2014-2015: Wendy Tate
  • 2013-2014: Kristin Khalaf
  • 2012-2013: Prasadini Perera
  • 2011-2012: Eleanor Olvey
Outstanding Research
  • 2021-2022: Briana Choi
  • 2020-2021: Srujitha Marupuru
  • 2019-2020: Mok Yeum Oh
  • 2017-2018: Lili Zhou
  • 2016-2017: Patrick Campbell
  • 2015-2016: Jill Augustine
  • 2014-2015: Neil Schultz
  • 2013-2014: Amanda Harrington
  • 2012-2013: Ana Hincapie
  • 2011-2012: Kim Saverno

Pharmacology & Toxicology

Academic Excellence
  • 2021-2022: Sarrah Hannon
  • 2020-2021: Raymond Hau
  • 2019-2020: Siennah Miller
  • 2017-2018: Scott Malm
  • 2016-2017: Michael Kerins
  • 2015-2016: Aram Cholanians
  • 2014-2015: Nicholas Mastandrea
  • 2013-2014: Mark Canet
  • 2012-2013: Joe Herndon
  • 2011-2012: Sarah Lamore
Outstanding Research
  • 2021-2022: Raymond Hau
  • 2020-2021: Erin Jennings
  • 2019-2020: Siennah Miller
  • 2017-2018: Michael Kerins
  • 2016-2017: Rebecca Justiniano
  • 2015-2016: David Klein
  • 2014-2015: José Muñoz Rodríguez
  • 2013-2014: Tongde Wu
  • 2012-2013: Rhiannon Hardwick
  • 2011-2012: Alexandria Lau