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Faculty Awards and Honors

Dr. Ruben Abagyan

  • NIH Award, Macromolecular Docking, 2014-2018
  • Member, International scientific advisory board for State Key Laboratory on Chemical Biology, Hong Kong, 2012-2017
  • Member and 2013 Chairman, International steering committee for the Swiss National Science Foundation NCCR-Transcure, 2011-2022

Dr. David Adler

  • UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, 2012
  • Selected to Board of Directors San Diego Health and Faith Alliance, 2007-11

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, 2009
  • PhRMA Foundation Award, 2009

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

Dr. Brookie Best

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, San Diego Division, University of California, 2014
  • Research articles nominated for Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Award of Excellence, 2009 and 2011
  • Professor of the Year Award, Associated Students, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010 and 2013
  • Research article selected for Faculty of 1000 Medicine, 2009

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
  • 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 as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2008-present

Dr. Charles Daniels

  • ASHP Commission on Goals, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh & Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Delegate to ASHP House of Delegates, 2014
  • John W. Webb Lecture Award for Exceptional Pharmacy Leadership, 2014
  • 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

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 University wide award, 2011

Dr. Jan Hirsch

  • Selected as member of American Pharmaceutical Association Medication Therapy Management Advisory Council, 2014
  • Selected as member, Pharmacy-Medication Therapy Management Policy Work Group of the California Right Care Initiative, 2012 
  • Elected Board Member, Academy of Pharmaceutical Educators, California Pharmacists Association 2008; Chair 20011-2012
  • Research article nominated for Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Award of Excellence, 2011
  • Elected Co-chair of Educational Policy and Academic Oversight Committee (EPOAC) Committee: UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010
  • Research article nominated for Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Award of Excellence, 2009

  • Selected as member of UCSD Health Sciences Faculty Council, 2007-present

Dr. Vivian Hook

  • NARSAD Brain and Behavior Distinguished Investigator Award, 2014-2015
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry, ASBMB (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), 2013-2019
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2013-2016
  • Director, NIH Training Program Award in ‘Neurosciences Related to Drugs’, 2009-2015
  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Member (nomination approved), 2014
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Member (nomination approved), 2014

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

Dr. Jennifer Le

  • Fellow of the California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, 2013
  • Recognition Award for Outstanding Mentor, University of San Diego Undergraduate Faculty Mentor  Program, 2013
  • Invited Editorial Board Member for Infectious Diseases Section, Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Textbook, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011-2013
  • 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
  • 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

Dr. Kelly C. Lee

  • Fellow of the California Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, 2013
  • Recognition Award for Outstanding Mentor, University of San Diego Undergraduate Faculty Mentor  Program, 2013
  • Invited Editorial Board Member for Infectious Diseases Section, Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Textbook, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011-2013

Dr. Joseph Ma

  • Appointed as Annual Meeting Co-Chair for the 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP), 2011

Dr. Sarah McBane

  • Elected as board member, San Diego Society of Health System Pharmacists (SDSHP), 2014
  • Elected as President-elect for California Pharmacists Association (CPhA), 2014
  • Pharmacist of the Year, San Diego Society of Health System Pharmacists (SDSHP), 2013
  • SSPPS Class of 2013 Faculty of the Year, 2013
  • Elected as Chair for American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP) Women's Health Practice and Research Network (WHPRN), 2013
  • Elected as regional trustee, California Pharmacists Association, (CPhA), 2012-2013
  • 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 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
  • Appointed as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP) Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network (AmCarePRN), 2012
  • Selected for the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), 2012
  • Appointed to Editorial Review Committee of California Pharmacist, 2011-2015
  • 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

Dr. Tadeusz Molinski

  • President, American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2009-2010

Dr. Bradley Moore

  • Chair of the Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference, 2014
  • President, American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2013-2014
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society, 2013
  • Chair of the Editorial Board, Natural Product Reports, 2011
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010

Dr. Candis Morello

  • American Diabetes Association Certificate of Participation for speaking at the 74th Scientific Sessions, 2014
  • Finalist, San Diego Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business 2013 Award”
  • Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Practitioner Recognition Program Award, 2013
  • California Society of Health System Pharmacists.  Member in the Spotlight. Quoted in the Drug Topics Article “PPACA Moves Medication Adherence to Center Stage.”  Accessed at:  http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/news/ppaca-moves-medication-adherence-center-stage, 2011  
  • Selected to appear in “Marquis Who’s Who® in America”, 1st Edition, 2011
  • 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
  • Selected as Associate Editor, Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, 2009-present
  • Selected to appear in “Marquis Who’s Who® in American Women”, 27th Edition, 2009

Dr. Jennifer Namba

  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists New Preceptor Award, 2010
  • Volunteer Faculty Member of the Year, SSPPS Associated Student Body, 2009

Dr. Victor Nizet

  • Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology, 2012
  • Elected to the Association of American Physicians, 2010

Dr. Nathan Painter

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

Dr. Renu Singh

  • Teacher of the Year, SSPPS Deans’ Award. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2014
  • 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

Dr. Palmer Taylor

  • Asian Heritage Award in Medicine, Asian Heritage Society, 2014
  • Chevalier dans l'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur, France, 2013
  • University of Wisconsin Citation in Pharmacy Education, 2012
  • Theodore Brody Memorial Lectureship, Michigan State University, 2013
  • Joseph Schooler Honorary Lecture in Psychopharmacology and Drug Action, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012
  • University of Wisconsin Citation in Pharmacy Education, 2012
  • Andrej Zupancic Memorial Plenary Lecture, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011
  • Julius Axelrod, Plenary Lecture and Symposium, 2010
  • Julius Axelrod Award, American Society for Pharmacology of Experimental Therapeutics, 2009

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
  • 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
  • UCSD Academic Geriatrics Resource Center Mini-Grant Recipient, 2011

Dr. Dong Wang

  • Kimmel Scholar Award, The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, 2012-2014
  • CIBA Young Scientist Award, 2010
  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), 2008-2012
  • TriLink BioTechnologies Research Award, 2007-2009