Matthew Kirchoff, Pharm.D., M.S., a dual degree graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, was presented with the college’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award during a ceremony hosted by the UF Alumni Association on April 9.
Kirchoff earned three degrees from UF, including a Bachelor of Science in nutrition in 2005, a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2009 and a Master of Science in pharmacoepidemiology in 2011. In September 2016, he will earn a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
As a pharmacy student, Kirchoff volunteered as an ambassador and served on the college’s admissions committee. Following graduation, he worked for the Food and Drug Administration for six years prior to his current role as a clinical research operations manager for international research pharmacy operations with the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He manages pharmacy operations in multi-site international clinical investigations, including recent Ebola-related vaccine and treatment trials in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. In 2015, he received an award for courageous service from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists for his work in Liberia in response to the Ebola outbreak.
Kirchoff serves as a member of the College of Pharmacy’s Dean’s Leadership Council and was recognized by UF as one of “Twenty under 30 Gators to Watch” in 2013.