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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.

Pharmacogenomic Researcher Awarded $10.6M

A University of Florida genetics researcher has received $10.6 million to further a national effort to use genetic data to more effectively pinpoint which medications and treatments are best for individual patients. Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., the V. Ravi Chandran Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences and chair of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the College of Pharmacy, is one of 14 researchers who have received a five-year award as part of the National Institute of Health’s Pharmacogenomics Research Network.