Pharm.D. 2017 Awards

Skylar White
Dean’s Award in Honor of Dean Emeritus John S. Ruggiero
  • Sponsor: Rosenthal Foundation
  • Criteria: Outstanding achievement and unselfish devotion to his or her class, the School, the University and the profession
  • Award: $2,500 and certificate
Apryl Anderson
Outstanding Patient Care Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Outstanding application of clinical knowledge into practical patient-centered care
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Dhania Molina
Patient Counseling Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in patient counseling skills and communication.
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Michelle Edwards
Award of Excellence in Pharmacy Communications
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in health care communication skills
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Omar Hassan
Research Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated contribution to research
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Kassim Rahawi
Academic Excellence Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Excellence in academics (Highest GPA)
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Katie Taylor
Excellence in Pharmacy Award
  • Sponsor: Mylan Institute of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Recognition of high academic achievement (top 25% of class); professional motivation with intent to enter practice upon graduation; superior proficiency in providing drug information services can be given special consideration
  • Award: Lithograph and MCV Plaque
Heather Savage
Emswiller Award for Leadership Achievement
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: The Emswiller Award will recognize year pharmacy student who has emerged as a leader both through organizational service and academic performance. The recipient will exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to community pharmacy practice. The intention of the award is to encourage and congratulate emerging student leaders in the tradition of Carl Emswiller.
  • Award:
Philip Jan
Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated record of accomplishment as a leader; demonstrated non-academic characteristics common in leaders
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Samantha Herold
Community Practice Achievement Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in community practice and an interest in pursuing a career in community pharmacy
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Sung Lee
Technology Excellence Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in the application of technology to enhance the profession
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Dien Tu
Distinguished Service Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Leadership and service excellence; emphasis on exemplary service
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Kathryn Mundi
Professionalism Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Ideals of professionalism and excellence in patient care in all aspects of their academic pharmacy career; demonstrated exceptional service and commitment to the profession through involvement in professional organizations and other extracurricular learning opportunities; good academic standing
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Kalyann Kauv
Excellence in Advocacy and Health Policy
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated excellence and commitment to advocating for the profession of Pharmacy
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Erin Hickey
Excellence in the Promotion of Pharmacy
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Commitment to the promotion of the role of the pharmacist and recruitment of others into the profession
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Arzo Hamidi
Award for Excellence in Public Health
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Commitment to promoting public health and engaging in activities that improve public health.
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Alvin Maraya
Community Engagement Excellence Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in community engagement; developing and engaging in community partnerships that work together to change lives.
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Ashley Simpson
Interprofessional Practice and Collaborative Care Excellence Award
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated excellence interprofessional practice including knowledge of professions, communication skills and team-based patient-centered care.
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Chloe Ko
Award for Academic Excellence in Pharmacotherapy
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence in the study of pharmacotherapy. To be chosen by the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Sciences
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Julie Patterson
Award for Academic Excellence in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence in the study of pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes. To be chosen by the Division of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes.
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Kassim Rahawi
Award for Academic Excellence in Pharmaceutics
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence in the study of pharmaceutics. To be chosen by the Department of Pharmaceutics.
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Kayla Miller
Award for Academic Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Sponsor: VCU School of Pharmacy
  • Criteria: Demonstrated academic excellence in the study of medicinal chemistry. To be chosen by the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Award: Plaque and $250
Rose Manjili
  • Sponsor: Lilly Achievement Award
  • Criteria: Overall achievement in patient care and service
  • Award: Physician’s Desk Reference

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