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
  • 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
  • Invited to serve on American Society of Nephrology Programming Committee, 2018
  • 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
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, San Diego Division, University of California, 2014
  • Professor of the Year Award, Associated Students, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and PharmaceuticalSciences, 2013
  • 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", UCSD School of Medicine, 2019
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Associated Students, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2019
  • “Chair-elect”, 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 (American Society for Pharmacology and   Experimental Therapeutics), 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 (American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics), 2016
  • Collaborative Research Prize from UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2015
Dr. Conor Caffrey
  • Associate Editor to the journal Pharmaceuticals, 2017-present
Dr. Charles Daniels
  • 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
  • Research Topic Editor ("Recent Progresses in Amebiasis"), Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 2017-2019
  • 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
  • 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. 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. Laura Hart
  • 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. Jennifer Le
  • 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
  • Elected as Specialty Council Vice Chair for Psychiatric Pharmacy for Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, 2018
  • Selected to Harvard Macy Institute: A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education, 2018
  • Selected to inaugural IPEC Interprofessional Deans Leadership Program, 2017
  • Selected as Chair of Scholarship Committee Culture of Assessment Project for Assessment SIG for AACP
  • Elected as Specialty Council Member for Psychiatric Pharmacy for Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, 2014
  • Received Accreditation for PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program at UC San Diego Health, 2013
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • 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 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, 2018-201
  • 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, 2018-2019
  • Appointed to Board of Advisors, Asian Pacific Health Foundation, San Diego CA, 2018-2019
  • 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. Jonathan Watanabe
  • University of Washington Distinguished Alumna in Pharmaceutical Science and Research 2018
  • Faculty-in-Residence UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center 2017-18
  • Alumnus of the Year Nominee University of Washington School of Pharmacy 2017-18
  • National Academy of Medicine Anniversary Pharmacy Fellow 2016-2018
  • Contributor to "Making Medications Affordable: A National Imperative" Report. National Academies Press, 2017
  • Gold Medal Research Abstract Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting, 2017
  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Recipient 2016-2018
  • Faculty Advisor for Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition National Champion Team 2016
  • Lead Editor Special Issue ‘Pain and Population Health in Seniors’ in journal Pain Research and Management, 2016
  • Faculty Advisor for Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition Finalist Team 2015
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