Dr. Guenther Hochhaus named 2020-21 Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award winner

Guenther Hochhaus, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutics, has been named the 2020-21 Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award winner for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. The award recognizes exceptional teaching in graduate doctoral education and excellence in mentoring doctoral students throughout their dissertation project.

Dr. Hochhaus with Jie Shao
Dr. Guether Hochhaus with UF College of Pharmay graduate Jie Shao, ’19

Hochhaus joined the UF College of Pharmacy in 1987, and during his tenure he has mentored more than 100 graduate students, interns and postdocs. He has served as the primary mentor or graduate committee chair for 36 students, including 13 doctoral graduates in the last 10 years. Many former students have enjoyed successful careers and have assumed leadership roles with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies. His nomination letters applaud his exemplary mentorship, which sets high educational standards and fosters critical thinking, professional development and lifelong learning.

“I am humbled to have received this award, considering the quality of previous recipients,” Hochhaus said. “It has always been rewarding for me to see graduate students develop and excel during their stay and after leaving the College of Pharmacy.”

This is the first time Hochhaus has received the college’s Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award. He was previously honored with the 2019 American College of Clinical Pharmacology’s Bristol-Myers Squibb Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award.