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Faculty, students bring home recognition in a summer of high achievement

CU Pharmacy faculty and students recognized

Author Sara Knuth | Publish Date July 11, 2020

Throughout the summer, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, faculty and students were hard at work and bringing home awards and national recognition.

Members of the CU Pharmacy community have been interviewed on national podcasts, appointed to interprofessional health professional boards and recognized for their skills as educators.

Some of our recent highlights include:

  • Professor Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, was appointed to the American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Specialty Board. The boards are typically comprised of physicians, making her appointment an interprofessional achievement. Read more about her appointment.
  • Associate Professor Sarah Anderson, PharmD, was recently named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, joining an elite group of 957 other pharmacists across the U.S. Read more about the recognition.
  • Professor Peter Anderson, PharmD, was selected for the John and Barbara Shell Prize in Research and Graduate Education. The award is presented every two years for outstanding achievement in research and graduate education. A committee of past recipients selects the recipient from among tenured professors in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy.  Past recipients include Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD, and Manisha Patel, PhD.
  • Senior Instructor Hilda Ndikum, PharmD, MPH, was selected as the CU Pharmacy Distance Degrees and Programs Educator of the Year. The award was chosen based on students’ appreciation of her work.
  • Assistant Professor Scott Pearson, PharmD, was recently interviewed on the Pharmacy Podcast Network about his research publication, "Pharmacist-Led Transition of Care Pilot Targeting Older People After Emergency Department Discharge." Other faculty who were also a part of the publication include Sarah Billups, Danielle Fixen and Sunny Linnebur, along with recent grad Anushka Tandon. Listen to the podcast and read the publication.
  • Assistant Professor Jed Lampe, PhD, was honored by his PhD alma mater, the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, as one of 125 “Alumni Legends.” The award is part of the school’s way of recognizing its 125-year history by highlighting 125 graduates who have made significant contributions to science, research and patient care, often pioneering new roles for pharmacists in an evolving healthcare system.
  • Associate Professor Scott Mueller, PharmD, was awarded the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Teaching Award for his dedication to teaching and education of CU critical care fellows.
  • Student Sonya Barich was chosen to receive the John Dice Memorial Scholarship from the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPAG). Barich is the fifth consecutive student from CU Pharmacy to receive the award.
  • Student Colin Maehler, a pharmacy intern at Children’s Hospital Colorado, received the Original Research Award from the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. His award-winning work is titled “Transforming Pharmacy Intern Attitudes, Stigma, and Clinical Skills on an Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit.”

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