Dr. Peter Doukas Named a "Champion of Research" at the President's Innovation Award Gala
School of Pharmacy faculty member and former dean Peter H. Doukas, PhD '70 received the "Champion of Research" award at the third annual President's Innovation Award Gala hosted by Temple University's Office of the Vice President for Research on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
The award celebrates Dr. Doukas' legacy of service and support to research initiatives across the University, which he built during his term as interim dean (1990-1993) and dean (1993-2019) of the School of Pharmacy. Among the many transformational research support initiatives he led, Dr. Doukas advocated for the establishment of the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery in 2009 and the University's Drug Discovery Research Initiative in 2010 which serve as models for similar initiatives. In addition, Dr. Doukas' leadership on the Board of Trustees Task Force on Technology Commercialization (2012-2013) led to the establishment of strategic research themes and the authorization of an initial investment of $50M to grow research at the University.
The President's Innovation Award Gala is held annually to recognize the University's top inventors distinguished in research. Learn more about the event and The Office of the Vice President for Research here.
While accepting the award, Dr. Doukas extended his gratitude to a number of colleagues and entities in the School of Pharmacy and across the University. He closed with the statement: "This award belongs to everyone at the University as well as the School of Pharmacy, because it's Temple made."
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Doukas.