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2022 Student Awards and Recognitions

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At the close of each academic year, we acknowledge outstanding students who have been recognized both within their program and from external organizations. Congratulations to all students for their hard work and continued dedication to the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

LAUREN THOMPSON2,LAUREN THOMPSON, PhD Candidate, received two awards from the Society of Toxicology (SOT); 2nd place Renal Toxicology Fellowship Award by the SOT Mechanisms Specialty Section, and the SOT Science Communication Training Award to support training with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.



BRITTNEY SJULSTAD,BRITTNEY SJULSTAD, P3, was awarded the American Society of Health Pharmacists, (ASHP), Student Leadership Award. The award distinguishes student pharmacists for their achievements in health-system pharmacy and professional leadership. The recognition is accompanied by a $2000 cash award provided by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation.



MONICA BIANCHINI,MONICA BIANCHINI, PharmD and PhD student, won a best poster award in the 36th Annual Student Research Forum. Her poster was titled “Impact of High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine on Respiratory-Related Hospitalizations: A Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Design.” The award is accompanied by a $320 cash prize.



HubSpot 2022 Heim AwardPhD students HECTOR ESQUER and KRIS ORESCHAK are the recipients of the annual Harold C. Heim Award for Excellence in Research and Graduate Education. The distinction is accompanied by a $2000 cash award and is presented by Warren Heim, son of former Dean Harold C. Heim.



2022 Pharmacy poster award winnersDepartment of Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD students participated in the annual spring Research Symposium, with Best Poster Awards going to ALAA RADWAN, PAIGE ANTON, SCOTT TILDEN, and JONATHAN TAYLOR, and Best Platform Award going to KENDRA PRUTTON.


2022 student pharmacy teamYESHA PATEL, P3; CHRIS LE, P3; TRACY VAN, P2; and AUBREY FREDERICK, P2, were part of the School’s Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) student team that competed in the national Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition. The team was one of only 15 in the nation that made it all the way to the semi-finals.



Madison WardMADISON WARD, P3, was selected as one of two national recipients of the John Dice Memorial Student Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the Pediatric Pharmacy Association each year to students demonstrating active participation in PPA, an interest in pediatric pharmacy practice, and a strong record of community outreach or service focusing on pediatric health and wellbeing.