American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Student Fellow

JuanHincapieCastillo2014poster2Juan Hincapie Castillo, Pharm.D., a graduate student in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy was selected by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education as a 2015 Graduate Student Fellow. Created in 2005, He is the second Florida student, and first from UF to receive the fellowship.

Hincapie-Castillo, who received his Pharm.D. degree in 2013 from the UF College of Pharmacy, is working toward a Ph.D. under mentorship from Almut Winterstein, Ph.D., a professor and interim chair of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. His concentration is pharmacoepidemiology and his research interests include pain management, substance abuse and medication safety with focus on controlled substances policy and regulations.

He has held many student leadership roles in the college and in professional associations, including student chapters for the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists and the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology. He is also currently serving as the president of the UF College of Pharmacy graduate students and member of the Alumni Association committee.

The fellowship provides funding to attend the AAHHE Graduate Student Fellows Program at its 2015 national conference, “The Decade Ahead: Inquire, Innovate, Impact” in March 2015, in Dallas. Hincapie-Castillo will present his research at the Graduate Research Symposium there, and will provide staffing support for AAHHE activities.