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Spring 2022 Faculty Awards and Recognitions

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At the close of each academic year, we recognize outstanding leadership and awards from our team of faculty and researchers. Congratulations to the Spring 2022 awardees.

David ThompsonDAVID THOMPSON, PHD, received the Distinguished Coloradan Award, the School’s highest recognition of lifetime achievement. Dr. Thompson retired this past December as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor with 120 publications to his credit, having also served as faculty senate chair and a tireless advocate for students and fellow faculty members. At the close of each academic year, we recognize outstanding leadership and awards from our team faculty and researchers. Congratulations to the Spring 2022 awardees. 


Heather AndersonHEATHER ANDERSON, PHD, Associate Professor, received the Faculty of Distinction Award, which recognizes a full-time Pharmacy faculty member who demonstrates distinctive traits that makes them an outstanding role model for peers and students. Dr. Anderson holds a joint appointment with the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) and the Division of Bioinformatics and Personalized Medicine. She was the SSPPS Faculty Senate Chair from 2020-2021 and currently serves on the Student Ethics and Conduct Committee and is a founding member of the TIDE (Technology, Innovation, Discovery, Entrepreneurship) Working Group.


Tyree KiserTYREE KISER, PHARMD, Professor, received the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The President’s Excellence in Teaching Award is an acknowledgement of a faculty member’s outstanding, innovating, and inspirational contributions to the students’ professional development.



Krishna MallelaKRISHNA MALLELA, PHD, Professor, received the Innovations in Science award, which celebrates innovative discovery in basic and/or clinical sciences. Dr. Mallela’s current research includes understanding the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants leading to new waves of COVID-19 infections, and developing antibody therapeutics that can neutralize.



Robert PageROBERT PAGE, PHARMD, Professor, was awarded the Excellence in Pharmacy Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities, have advanced the profession of pharmacy, and improved the health and welfare of society. Dr. Page has co-authored major scientific statements from the American Heart Association, is credited with over 100 publications, and made significant contributions in public health, evaluating the link between marijuana and cardiovascular health. Dr. Page has also been selected for the 2022 Rho Chi Society Alumni Honor Roll. The purpose of the national Honor Roll is to recognize alumni who have advanced the pharmacy profession through intellectual leadership and the pursuit of excellence.

Joe Saseen-2JOE SASEEN, PHARMD, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor, received this year’s Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award. The purpose of the Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award is to recognize and reward outstanding teaching and commitment to providing students with a high-quality learning experience.



Kristina BrooksKRISTINA BROOKS, PHARMD, Assistant Research Professor, was selected for the 2022 ACCP Leadership Development Program by The American College of Clinical Pharmacology. Participants were selected through a rigorous application and scoring process. Dr. Brooks is one of only five participants selected from across the nation.



Liza Claus (2)LIZA CLAUS, PHARMD, Assistant Professor, received the Teaching Excellence Award from UC Health A.F. Williams Family Medicine. The award recognizes Dr. Claus for her skills in mentoring, knowledge and skill sharing, work performance, supporting the A.F. mission, and providing exceptional patient care.




Neha MishraNEHA MISHRA, PHD, Research Associate in the Rajesh Agarwal Lab, was selected for a 5-Minute Student Presentation at the 15th Annual CounterACT Network Research Symposium. The CounterACT program supports basic and translational research aimed at the identification of better therapeutic medical countermeasures against chemical threat agents.




Topics: Faculty, Pharmacy, Awards


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