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Faculty Awards and Honors

Dr. David Adler

  • UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, 2012
  • Selected to Board of Directors San Diego Health and Faith Alliance, 2007-11.
  • Awarded Recognition of Excellence - Educational Equivalence Program, Vietnamese Pharmacists Association in the USA, 2008.
  • Nominated and selected Health Care Champion Award – San Diego, San Diego Business Journal, 2008.
  • Awarded David Adler, PharmD/Michelle Adler, MD, Father/Daughter Social Justice Award, UCSD Student-run Free Medical Clinic Project, 2007
  • Honored with Founder Award-UCSD School of Medicine, UCSD Student-run Free Medical Clinic Project, 2006.
  • Elected to Academy of Clinical Scholars, UCSD Health Sciences, School of Medicine/School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2006.
  • Awarded Excellence in Anticoagulation Management – Roche Diagnostics. 2005-06.

Dr. Adah Almutairi

  • World Biomaterials Young Investigator Award 2012
  • Journal of Polymer Science Award 2012
  • NIH New Innovator Award, 2009-2014
  • Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2099
  • PhRMA Foundation Award, 2009
  • UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2005-2007

Dr. Linda Awdishu

  • Delegate, California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, 2011-2012.
  • Board Member, San Diego Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, 2011-2012.
  • Elected Delegate, California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists House of Delegates, 2010.
  • Apples for Preceptors Award, UCSF School of Pharmacy, 2008.
  • Preceptor of the Year Award, UCSD Pharmacy Residency Program, 2007.
  • San Diego Preceptor of the Year Award, UCSF School of Pharmacy, 2006.

Dr. Nuno Bandeira

  • HUPO Young Investigator Award, Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), 2006
  • Ph.D Dissertation Award, Computer Science and Engineering, University of San Diego, 2007

Dr. Brookie Best

  • Research article nominated for Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Award of Excellence, 2011.
  • Honored as Professor of the Year by the Associated Students UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010.
  • Research article nominated for Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Award of Excellence, 2009.
  • Presentation Merit Award for Innovative Practice, American Pharmacists Association 2008 Annual Meeting & Exposition poster presentation, 2008.
  • Honored as Top 10 Reviewer, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Clinical Science Section, 2008.
  • Honored as Role Model in Underserved Medicine, UCSD Student-run Free Clinic Project, 2007.
  • Awarded "Forty Under 40" Civic Leader by the San Diego Metropolitan Uptown Examiner & Daily Business Report, 2006.

Dr. Philip Bourne

  • Elected Fellow International Society for Computational Biology, 2011
  • Elected Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), for Pharmacology, 2010
  • Jim Gray eScience Award from Microsoft for Computational Science, 2010
  • Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Science, 2009

Dr. James Colbert

  • Nominated, Pharmacist of the Year, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), 2012.
  • Selected, Member, Experiential Education Section, Nominating Committee, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2011-2012.
  • Selected, Member, Practitioner Recognition Committee, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) 2010-2011.
  • Selected as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2008-present.
  • Elected, Delegate, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), 2010.
  • Selected, Member, Rufus A. Lyman Award Committee, American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), 2009.
  • Selected for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellowship Program, 2008-2009.
  • Selected to be a member, Pharmacy Shortage Workgroup, California Hospital Association Coalition on Shortages of Allied Health Professionals, 2008-2009.
  • Selected, Member, Crystal Apple Award Committee, American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), 2008.
  • Elected, Delegate, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), 2006, 2008.
  • Selected, Chairman, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) Seminar 2009 (Largest state pharmacy meeting in U.S.), 2007.
  • Elected, Member, Board of Directors, San Diego Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SDSHP), 2006-2007.

Dr. Charles Daniels

  • Selected correspondants etrangers (foreign correspondent) by the Academie Nationale de Pharmacie in France, 2011.

Dr. Pieter Dorrestein

  • Matt Suffness Award, 2011
  • Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration Award NIH, 2010
  • Received matching funds to the V-foundation from the Heart foundation, 2009
  • Unsolicited ACACC Award by Lilly company in Analytical Chemistry, 2008
  • Named to be a V-foundation Scholar, 2008
  • Featured in the journal Scientist as a “scientist to watch”. 2008
  • Beckman Young Investigator, 2008
  • PhRMA Foundation Research Award, 2008

Dr. Sylvia Evans

  • NIH Pioneer Award, 2009

Dr. Eduardo Fricovsky

  • UCSD Student Run Free Clinic Angel Award, 2012.
  • Recipient of an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Universitywide award, 2011.

Dr. James Halpert

  • Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism, American Society for Pharmacology and Experiental Therapeutics, 2010
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006

Dr. Doug Humber

  • Volunteer Faculty Member of the Year. UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Associated Student Body, 2007.

Dr. Grace Kuo

  • Elected to Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, 2011.
  • Founding Director of the San Diego Pharmacist Resource and Research Network (SDPharmNet™), 2008-2011.
  • Selected to the Executive Committee of the National Interdisciplinary Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (NIPC-PBRN), 2007-2011
  • Selected to the United Stated Federal Government Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Care Research Training Study Section 2010.
  • Inaugural recipient of the Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy's (SCCCP) Research Award, 2010.
  • Founding Director of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Network (ACCP PBRN), 2009-2010.
  • Selected to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Dawson Award Committee, 2008-2009
  • Selected to the California Pharmacy Foundation Medication Safety Task Force, 2008.
  • Selected to the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 2007-2008.
  • Selected to the Editorial Board of Biomed Central Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care, 2006-2007.

Dr. Jennifer Le

  • Appointed Member to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice Analysis Taskforce, 2012.
  • Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011.
  • Received Research Award for “Complications Associated with S. aureus Bacteremia in Children” at Long Beach Research Symposium, 2011.
  • Invited Editorial Board Member, Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (new textbook), American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2010-11.
  • Elected Secretary/Treasurer, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network, 2010.
  • Co-Chair, Awards Committee, Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2009-10.
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2009.
  • Faculty Service Award at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, 2009.
  • Chair, Aerosolized Antimicrobials Task Force for Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, 2008-10.
  • Elected Chair, Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Working Group, 2008.
  • Elected Editorial Advisory Board Member, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Editorial Advisory Board, 2008.
  • Alternate Delegate to the House of Representatives, Orange County Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2008.
  • Co-Founder and Developer, Awards Committee, Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2008.
  • Elected Member, Awards Committee, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2007-08.
  • Founder and Chair-Elect, Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Working Group, 2007.
  • Elected President, Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2006.
  • Award from American College of Clinical Pharmacy for membership recruitment as President of Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2006.

Dr. Kelly C. Lee

  • Invited member of the Business Development Committee, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, 2012.
  • Invited member of the Medication Therapy Management Task Force, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, 2012.
  • Elected as Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011.
  • Recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Member Volunteer. Recognition Program for contributions to the organization and the profession of pharmacy, 2011.
  • Elected as Chair of the CNS Practice and Research Network, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2009.
  • Selected for the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), 2008.
  • Elected as President of the Southern California Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2007.
  • Awarded The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Dorfman Journal Paper Award, 2007.

Dr. Joseph Ma

  • Appointed as Annual Meeting Co-Chair for the 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP), 2011.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Class of 2009 UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2007-2008.

Dr. Sarah McBane

  • Elected as President for San Diego County Pharmacists Association (SDCPhA), 2012.
  • Appointed as the Chair of the Advocacy Task Force for American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's (AACP) Section of Pharmacy Practice, 2012.
  • Appointed to Editorial Review Committee of California Pharmacist, 2012.
  • Appointed to Editorial Advisory Board of California Journal of Health-system Pharmacy, 2012.
  • Appointed as the Chair of the Tobacco Control Committee for American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's (AACP) Public Health Special Interest Group, 2012.
  • Elected as Chair-elect for American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP) Women's Health Practice and Research Network (WHPRN), 2012.
  • Appointed as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP) Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network (AmCarePRN), 2012.
  • Elected as board member, San Diego Society of Health System Pharmacists (SDSHP), 2011-2012
  • Elected as regional trustee, California Pharmacists Association, (CPhA), 2012.
  • Selected for the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), 2012.
  • Elected to become the President-Elect for San Diego County Pharmacists Association (SDCPhA), 2011.
  • Appointed as the Chair of the Advocacy Task Force for American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) Section of Pharmacy Practice, 2011.
  • Member of the San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, 2011.
  • Appointed to Editorial Review Committee of California Pharmacist, 2011.

Dr. Tadeusz Molinski

  • President, American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2009-2010
  • Albert Hofmann Centennial Prize, University of Zurich, 2006

Dr. Candis Morello

  • American Diabetes Association Certificate of Participation for speaking at the 70th Scientific Sessions, 2010.
  • Selected to appear in UC San Diego Health Sciences Healthspan Newsletter. Faculty Highlight "So, tell us about yourself..." featured June 2010 issues. Accessed at: http://healthspan.ucsd.edu/2010/06/Pages/hs-tell-us.aspx, 2010.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, 2009-present.
  • American Pharmacist Association 2008, APhA-APPM Merit Award for the presentation "Evaluation of an innovative diabetes training model effectiveness in knowledge retention and usefulness by pharmacy students" at the APhA Annual Meeting, 2008.
  • Recipient of the 2007 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation Literature Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice by the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy for "Development and clinical outcomes of pharmacist-managed diabetes care clinics" article, 2007.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Charter Class of 2006 UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2006

Dr. Jennifer Namba

  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists New Preceptor Award, 2010.
  • Volunteer Faculty Member of the Year, SSPPS Associated Student Body, 2009.
  • Preceptor of the Year, UCSD Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, 2008.

Dr. Victor Nizet

  • Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology, 2012.
  • Elected to the Association of American Physicians, 2010.
  • E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics, 2008.
  • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2006.
  • Elected to the American Pediatric Society, 2006.
  • Career Investigator Award, American Lung Association, 2004.
  • Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association, 2004.

Dr. Nathan Painter

  • Member of the San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, 2011.

Dr. Renu Singh

  • Appointed to the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioner, Advisory Group of Clinical Business Development, 2011.
  • Invited Member, California Geriatric Education Center (CGEC) Advisory Committee, 2009.
  • APhA-APPM Merit Award for the presentation “Evaluation of an innovative diabetes training model effectiveness in knowledge retention and usefulness by pharmacy students” at the American Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting, 2008.
  • Awarded the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project Pharmacy Faculty Leadership Award, 2008.
  • Awarded the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project Award for Attending Pharmacists, 2007-2008.

Dr. Palmer Taylor

  • Julius Axelrod Award, American Society for Pharmacology of Experimental Therapeutics, 2009
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007

Dr. Shirley M. Tsunoda

  • Member of the Month, American Society Clinical Pharmacology Therapeutics (ASCPT), 2011.

Dr. Felix Yam

  • Preceptor of the Year Award, Class of 2012 UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences APPE Program, 2012
  • Walmart Scholars Mentor, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), 2012
  • UCSD Academic Geriatrics Resource Center Mini-Grant Recipient, 2011
  • American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Faculty Development Award – Geriatric Pharmacy Fellowship, 2012.
  • Appointed to California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Editorial Advisory Board, 2012.
  • Appointed to ASHP Section Advisory Group (SAG) for Pharmacy Practice Experiences, 2011.

Dr. Dong Wang

  • Kimmel Scholar Award, The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, 2012-2014
  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), 2008-2012
  • CIBA Young Scientist Award, 2010
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Career Development Program Special Fellow Award, 2007-2008
  • TriLink BioTechnologies Research Award, 2007-2009