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Teaching Pharmacy Gators Near & Far

Jacob Henson, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, received his pharmacy degree on May 7 after completing coursework using distance learning technology from the UF College of Pharmacy’s campus in St. Petersburg, Fla. Henson is the first person in his family in more than seven generations to graduate as…

Pellegrino Medal Recognizes Contribution to Health Care Ethics

David Brushwood, R.Ph., J.D., a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, joined the ranks of world-renowned clinical ethicists on April 13, when he was recognized at the 11th annual Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) conference. Sponsored by…

A Delegate for Patient Care

UF Pharmacy dean leads college recognition at national meeting University of Florida dean of the College of Pharmacy is becoming a delegate for patient care in the largest U.S. association of pharmacists. The American Pharmacists Association, at its annual meeting in March, selected William H. Riffee, Ph.D. as…

UF Hosts National Student Compounding Competition

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy hosted the second annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition in March, welcoming national leaders in compounding pharmacy and students competing from 14 U.S. pharmacy colleges. The weekend competition, sponsored by Medisca Group of Companies, was organized in three phases. Each university team of three…

March 2012

Carole Kimberlin, Ph.D was honored by Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) Research Achievement Award. Dr. Kimberlin was chosen for her significant contributions to pharmacist-patient communications, and her research impact on pharmacist-patient relationship, medication use and patient health attitudes and behaviors.

APhA-APRS Research Achievement Award

The American Pharmacists Association on March 9, honored Carole L. Kimberlin, Ph.D., FAPhA, a professor of pharmaceutical Outcomes and policy at the University of Florida, as the 2012 recipient of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) Research Achievement Award. Kimberlin was chosen for her significant contributions to…

The Art of Giving

Alicia Lew spent her 20th birthday giving someone else a gift. On Feb. 14, Lew, a pre-med biology sophomore, presented Julie Johnson, Pharm. D, a check for $11,150 to be used toward Johnson’s research on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics.

Graduate and Post-doctoral Pharmacy Students Compete at the 25th Annual Research Showcase

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy on Feb.16, held its 25th Annual Research Showcase and Awards Recognition day. Keynote Speaker Maria Miralles, Ph.D., a senior pharmaceutical management advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided insight into the Global Heath research objectives and funding opportunities for investigators through the USAID. A UF alumna, Miralles received her doctorate in pharmaceutical science in 1992 from the college’s department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. Oral competition winners each receive a $600 cash award, and finalists each receive a $300 cash award. In addition, all awardees receive a commemorative plaque.

UF Professor Emeritus Receives Hungarian Recognition of Merit & Science

Nicholas Bodor, Ph.D., D.Sc., Graduate Research Professor Emeritus (active) at the UF College of Pharmacy, in 2011, received high honors from his native country, Hungary in recognition of his global scientific accomplishments. In August, the Hungarian government recognized Bodor at its official ceremony in Budapest. Bodor received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, a prestigious state award of civil merit. He received the cross at an official ceremony in the Hungarian parliament on the eve of the August 20th national celebration of Hungary's canonized first king, St. Stephen. Bodor also received the complemental pin, the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit and an ornate diploma summarizing his accomplishments. Previously, in 2004, he received the Gold Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic.

New Professorship Honors Distinguished Service Professor

Paul Doering, M.S., a distinguished service professor in pharmacotherapy and translational research at the UF College of Pharmacy, may have retired this year — but his excellence in teaching lives on. In honor of Paul’s 35 years of service to the college and his unwavering dedication to mentoring and educating generations of pharmacy students, the college is creating the “Paul Doering Excellence in Teaching Professorship” to recognize a faculty member whose dedication to student learning is exemplary.