Hartmut Derendorf, Ph.D., left an indelible mark on the pharmaceutical sciences and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy before his unexpected death in Nov. 2020. While his scientific achievements are many, his lasting legacy will be the number of young, aspiring clinical pharmacologists that he mentored who have gone on to enjoy successful professional careers. In honor of his distinguished service as a teacher and mentor, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, or ACCP, has renamed its mentorship award to the Hartmut Derendorf Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award.
ACCP chose to rename the award to honor a beloved colleague and to carry forward Derendorf’s legacy. He served ACCP in many roles, including as Regent, Secretary, President and Honorary Regent. He was the recipient of the ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award, the Nathaniel T. Kwit Memorial Distinguished Service Award and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award. In addition, Derendorf won the 2018 American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Mentorship Award and was one of only two professors at UF to twice receive the UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor Mentor Award (2008-09 and 2017-18).
The Hartmut Derendorf Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award will be presented for the first time at the 2021 ACCP Annual Meeting, Sept. 12-14, in Phoenix.