Recent Faculty Awards and Honors (last five years)

 

 

Dr. Ruben Abagyan
  • Recognition as top 1% most performing and cited faculty, https://hcr.clarivate.com/ , 2018
  • Student-voted faculty of the year award, UC San Diego, SSPPS, 2018
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award, 2016
  • 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. Adah Almutairi
  • Kavli Fellow, 2016
  • World Biomaterials Young Investigator Award 2012
  • Journal of Polymer Science Award 2012
  • NIH New Innovator Award, 2009-2014
Dr. Rabia Atayee
  • Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPPCP), Renee Holder Literature Award 2020
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Dean Delegate, 2019-2020
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), Oncology Council Member 2019-2021
  • UC San Diego Campus-Wide Distinguished Teaching Award for Academic Senate Members 2018
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Alternate Dean Delegate, 2016-2018
  • Immediate Past President, Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPPCP) 2018-2019
  • President, Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPPCP) 2017-2018
  • Pharmacist representative for the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care 2018-2019
  • Membership Chair, Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPPCP) 2016-2017
  • President-elect, Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP) 2016-2017
  • Member of Pharmacology Special Interest Group American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), 2014-Current
  • UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award (Class of 2017), 2014
Dr. Linda Awdishu
  • Elected as Nephrology Board Member, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2019-2022
  • Invited to serve on American Society of Nephrology Programming Committee, 2018-2020
  • Third Year Teacher of the Year Award, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016
  • UC San Diego Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015
  • ASHP Foundation Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety, 2014
  • Third Year Teacher of the Year Award, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016
  • UC San Diego Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015
  • ASHP Foundation Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety, 2014
Dr. Brookie Best
  • Invited Member, AACP and ACCP Representative, Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (PRGLAC), Research and Training Working Group.  PRGLAC is advisory to the Secretary of U.S. Departmetn of Health and Human Services (HHS), and reports to the HHS Secretary and Congress, 2019-Present
  • Invited Member, World Health Organization, Pediatric Antiretroviral Working Group (PAWG), Standing Advisory Panel to the WHO, 2019-Present
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, San Diego Division, University of California, 2014
  • Professor of the Year Award, Associated Students, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010, 2013, 2020
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology, 2013 – Present
  • Selected Member, Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission Guidelines, A Working Group of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2013 – Present
  • Editorial Board Member (2010 – Present) and Top 5 Reviewer (2014 and 2015), Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Dr. Katharina Brandl
  • Kaiser Award of Excellence in Teaching, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2020
  • Kaiser Award of Excellence in Teaching, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2019
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Associated Students, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2019
  • “Chair”, Division of Pharmacology Education, ASPET (American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics), 2019
  • “Innovations in Teaching Award”, University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018
  • "Kaiser Award of Excellence in Teaching", UCSD School of Medicine, 2017
  • "Teacher of the Year Award" from AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy), 2017
  • Fellow of the Academy of Pharmacology Educators from ASPET, 2017
  • Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award, UCSD, 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Associated Students, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016
  • Joel and Ellen Gordon Young Investigator Award, 2016
  • Pharmacology Educator Award from ASPET, 2016
Dr. Conor Caffrey
  • Associate Editor to the journal Pharmaceuticals, 2017-present
Dr. Charles Daniels
  • Invited Speaker for Oman Pharmaceutical Conference, 2020
  • Invited to UC San Diego Academy of Clinician Scholars, 2019
  • Invited Speaker to Dubai International Pharmacy and Technology Conference, 2019
  • Pharmacy Forecast Advisory Committee, 2018
  • Testimony to the United States Congress on 340B Drug Pricing, 2018
  • American Hospital Association Task Force on 340B Drug Pricing, 2018
  • America’s Essential Hospitals 340B Committee, 2017-18
  • Elected to Membership in the ASHP Foundation Visiting Leaders Faculty, 2017
  • Founding member of the ASHP International Pharmacy Residency Accreditation Council, 2017
Dr. Anjan Debnath
  • Associate Editor, BMC Infectious Diseases, 2018 - Present
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017 - Present
  • Research Topic Editor ("Drug Development for Parasite-induced Diarrheal Diseases"), Frontiers in Microbiology, 2014-2017
  • Judge Travel Award for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), 2017-2019
  • Research Topic Editor ("Recent Progesses in Amebiasas"), Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 2017-2019
  • Honorary Sage Scholar, Sage Bionetworks, 2016
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 Outstanding Investigator Award, 2019
  • NIH Pioneer Award, 2009
Dr. Ashley Feist
  • Preceptor of the Year, UC San Diego SSPPS, 2011
  • Apples for Preceptor Award, Dean’s Recognition for Excellence in Teaching Award, UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, 2010
  • Preceptor of the Year, UC San Diego Medical Center Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, 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. William Gerwick
Dr. Michael Gilson
  • Keynote Lecturer representing ACS journals J Med Chem and ACS Med Chem Lett, at the AIMECS Conference, 2017
  • 5th Annual Peter A. Kollman Lectureship, UC San Francisco, 2016
  • Lecturer, ACS Presidential Symposium, San Diego, March, 2016
Dr. Asa Gustafsson
  • Elected Fellow of the International Society for Heart Research, 2016
  • ISHR Outstanding Investigator Award, 2014
  • AHA Established Investigator Award, 2014
  • Elected Fellow of the American Heart Association, 2010
  • Keith and Eva Killam Memorial Award, Western Pharmacological Society, 2010
  • AHA BCVS Outstanding Early-Career Investigator Award Finalist, 2008
Dr. Tracy Handel
  • Chair, Division for Molecular Pharmacology, The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), 2018
  • Nauta Chair Award, Vrije Universiteit, Amersterdam, 2018
  • Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Chemotactic Cytokines, 2014-2016
Dr. Laura Hart
  • Alumni Legends Award, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, 2020
  • National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), 2020
  • Alumni Award/Alumni Honor Roll, Rho Chi Academic Honor Society, 2018
  • Junior Investigator Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute Futures Grants, 2016
  • University of Washington Retirement Association Fellowship in Aging, 2016
Dr. Vivian Hook
  • NIH Review Committee on 'Drug Discovery in the Nervous System', 2017-present
  • Editorial Board, ASPET Pharmacological Reviews, 2017-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2013-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 2013-2016
  • NARSAD Brain and Behavior Distinguished Investigator Award, 2015
  • Director, NIH Training Award in 'Neuroscience Related to Drugs, 2009-2016
Dr. Doug Humber
  • Faculty of the Year Award, SSPPS Class of 2015, 2014 
Dr. Irina Kufareva
  • Ad hoc member of the NIH BPNS study section (2020)
  • Ad hoc member of the NSF CLP PSD panel (2019)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Pharmacology, Ventura, CA (2019)
  • 256th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA (2018)
  • 5th Hawaiian GPCR workshop, Kona, Hawaii (2017)
  • Mail-in reviewer for the NIH NCF study section (2017)
  • Invited lectures at the ASCEPT-MPGPCR Joint Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia (2016)
Dr. Jennifer Le
  • Invited Member of Healthcare Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Research Study Section for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2020-2022
  • Invited Expert Panel Member for Pediatric ECMO Anticoagulation Collaborative (PEACE), Consensus Guidelines, 2020-2021
  • Invited Editorial Board Member for Pediatric Medicine, 2019-2025
  • Invited Advisory Board Member of Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee, United States Food and Drug Administration, 2018-2020
  • Invited Editorial Board Member for Pharmacotherapy, Areas of Expertise in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2017-2020
  • Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2017
  • Invited Advisory Board Member, Infectious Diseases and Therapy Journal, 2018
  • Invited Editorial Faculty Panel Chair for PedSAP 2016 Book 1 (Immunology), American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2015-2017
Dr. Kelly Lee
  • UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Class of 2020, Faculty of the Year, 2020
  • Award of Excellence in Scholarship in Experiential Education from American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2020
  • Best Collaborative Scholarship Award from American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy SIG, 2019
  • Elected as Specialty Council Vice Chair for Psychiatric Pharmacy for Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, 2019
  • Selected to Harvard Macy Institute: A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education, 2018
  • Selected to inaugural IPEC Interprofessional Deans Leadership Program, 2017
  • Fellow, ACCP, 2011
  • Rho Chi Honor Society, 2004
Dr. Joseph Ma
  • UC San Diego SSPPS Faculty Teaching Award, 2017
  • Excellence in Achievement, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, 2016
  • Fellow Clinical Pharmacology, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, 2015
  • UC San Diego SSPPS Faculty Teaching Award, 2013
  • Appointed as Annual Meeting Co-Chair for the 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP), 2011
Dr. James McKerrow
  • Scientific Lifetime Achievement Award, Drugs and Diagnostics for Tropical Diseases, 2018
  • Honored as Founding Member, Asia-Pacific Network on Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, 13th Annual Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, 13th Annual Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference, 2015
  • Commencement Speaker, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 2011
Dr. Christina Mnatzaganian
  • UC San Diego Barbara and Paul Saltman Campus Distinguished Teaching Award, 2020
  • UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020
  • Class of 2022 UC San Diego SSPPS Faculty of the Year, 2019
  • National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), 2018
  • 18th Nonprescription Medicines Academy Selected Attendee, 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for Pharmacy Practice, The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy at University of Hawaii-Hilo, 2014
  • Delegate, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2013
Dr. Tadeusz Molinski
  • ACS Award, Ernest Guenther Award in Chemistry of Natural Products, 2020
  • Wilsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2017
  • Chair of Gordon Research Conference, Heterocyclic Compounds, 2015
  • Brown and Williamson Distinguished Guest Speaker, University of Louisville, Department of Chemistry, March 2013
  • Arthur E. Schwarting Award, 'best paper' in J. Nat. Prod., 2011
  • President, American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2009-2010
Dr. Bradley Moore
  • Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award, American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2021
  • Alexander M. Cruikshank Lecture Award in Chemistry, GRC on Marine Natural Products, 2020
  • C. Richard Hutichinson Lectureship, University of Wisconsin, 2019
  • Fellow, American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2019    
  • Highly Cited Researcher in Cross-Field category, Clarivate Analytics, 2018
  • Natural Product Chemistry Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018
  • Novartis Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2017
  • Chair, Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference, 2014
  • President, American Society of Pharmacognosy, 2013-2014
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society, 2013
Dr. Candis Morello
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2019
  • Honorable Mention, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award for "Value of a Collaborative Pharmacist-Endocrinologist Collaborative Care Model: Diabetes Intense Medical Management Clinic", 2017
  • Recipient, American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Pharmacy Community of Interest Pharmacy Best Practices in Diabetes Care 2016 Award, 2016
  • Recipient, Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2015
  • 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
Dr. Jennifer Namba

 

  • UC San Diego Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Members, 2019
  • SSPPS Innovation in Teaching Award, 2018
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Teacher of the Year, 2016
  • American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists New Preceptor Award, 2010
  • Volunteer Faculty Member of the Year Award, SSPPS Associated Student Body, 2009
  • Preceptor of the Year Award, UCSD Pharmacy Practice Residency Program, 2008
Dr. Victor Nizet
  • Keynote Lecture, European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), 2019
  • UC San Diego Health Sciences Award for Excellence in Junior Faculty Mentoring, 2018
  • UC San Diego Chancellor's Associate's Award for Excellence in Research in Science and Engineering, 2017
  • UC San Diego Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Fellow Mentoring, 2014
  • UC San Diego Chancellor's Associate's Award for Excellence in Research in Science and Engineering, 2017
  • UC San Diego Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Fellow Mentoring, 2014
Dr. Anthony O'Donoghue
  • Treasurer and North American representative to the International Proteolysis Society 2017-2021
  • Member of Council for the International Proteolysis Society, 2017-present
Dr. Nathan Painter
  • Excellence in Innovation Award (CPhA), 2020
  • Fellow of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, 2018
  • Generation RX Award of Excellence; American Pharmacists Association, 2015
  • Volunteer Recognition Program; ACCP Endocrine & Metabolism PRM, 2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Preceptor; UC San Diego APhA-ASP/CPhA, 2013
  • Cardinal Health Generation RX Champion (Inaugural year); CPhA, 2013
  • Member of the San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, 2011
Dr. Nimish Patel
  • Janis V. Giorgi Memorial Award - California HIV/AIDS Research Program, 2019
  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Young Investigator of the Year Award, 2015
Dr. Zoran Radic
  • Spiridion Brusina Medal, awarded by Croatian Society of Natural Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia, 2016
Dr. Ila Saunders
  • Received the Renee Holder Literature Award from the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists, 2020
  • Received inaugural HOPA Volunteer Award in 2019
  • Selected as Vice-Chair, HOPA BCOP Preparatory Course Task Force, 2019-2020
  • Selected as Chair, HOPA BCOP Oversight Committee, 2019-2020
  • Selected as Vice-Chair, HOPA BCOP Oversight Committee, 2017-2018
  • Appointed to NCCN Guidelines Anti-Emesis Committee, 2018- present
  • Appointed to NCCN Chemotherapy Order Set Committee, 2018- present
Dr. Dionicio Siegel
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2012
  • College of Natural Sciences Outreach Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin 2011
  • The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award 2010
  • College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin 2010
Dr. Renu Singh
  • Appointed to the Membership Committee, CSHP, 2018-present
  • Appointed to the Membership Committee, SDSHP, 2018-2019
  • Appointed to Board of Advisors, Asian Pacific Health Foundation, San Diego CA, 2018-present
  • Appointed to Special Experiential Section Committee for Strategic Priority 3 of AACP Strategic Plan, 2016-2019
  • Strategic Priority 3: Innovation in Education and Practice, 2016-2019
  • SSPPS Innovation in Teaching Award, 2017.
  • Teacher of the Year, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), 2017
  • Teacher of the Year, SSPPS Deans’ Award. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2014
Dr. Palmer Taylor
  • Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award, Amer. Soc. Pharmacol. & Exp. Ther., 2019
  • Int. Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Royal Jubilee Lectureship, Israel, 2019
  • Volwiler Research Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amer. Assoc. Colleges of Pharmacy, 2017
  • AV Service de la Sante Pharmacie, Paris, 2016
  • Asian Heritage Award in Medicine, Asian Heritage Society, 2014
  • Chevalier dans l'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur, France, 2013
  • Theodore Brody Memorial Lectureship, Michigan State University, 2013
Dr. Shirley Tsunoda
  • American Society of Transplantation Organ Donation Awareness, Best Overall Project, 2017
  • AACP Teacher of the Year Award, 2016
  • Member of the Month, American Society Clinical Pharmacology Therapeutics (ASCPT), 2011
Dr. Dong Wang
  • OKeanos-CAPA Young Investigator Award at the Chemical and Biology Interface, CAPA, 2015
  • 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
Dr. Felix Yam
  • Appointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pharmacotherapy Council, 2018
  • SSPPS Teacher of the Year Award, 2018
  • ACCP Geriatrics PRN Outstanding Poster Award, 2017
  • SSPPS Teacher of the Year Award, 2015
  • Preceptor of the Year Award, Class of 2012 UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences APPE Program, 2012