2020-2021 AWARDS

Congratulations to the faculty, students, alumni, and preceptor who were selected as awardees in the 2020-2021 Academic Year. You build our history and inspire our future.

 

FACULTY AWARDS

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year
Swati Nagar, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director of Graduate Studies
Selected by the Awards Committee based on Student Feedback Forms

Golden Apple Award for Innovation in Teaching
Oscar Perez-Leal, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research
Selected by the Awards Committee from faculty nominations

Rho Chi Faculty Member Inductee
Nima Patel-Shori, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
Selected by Rho Chi leadership

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Margaret Miklich, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Selected by the Awards Committee from PY4 student nominations

Temple University Laura H. Carnell Professor
Salim Merali, PhD
Associate Dean of Research
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director of Proteomics/Metabolomics
Selected by the Provost’s Office from faculty nominations

Temple University Faculty Senate Service Award
David Lebo, PhD, RPh
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director of CGMP Services
Selected by the Provost’s Office and Faculty Senate from faculty nominations

 

STUDENT AWARDS

Achievement Award of the Academy of Student Pharmacists of the American Pharmaceutical Association 
Elayna Silfani, PharmD ‘21
For outstanding service

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholar 
Justina Tesauro, PharmD ‘21
Margaret Miklich, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice (mentor)
As selected by the evaluation team based on a review of eligible applicant essays

Andriolas Award
Courtney Blair Day, PharmD ‘21
For extraordinary efforts in the delivery of patient care

Eli Lilly Achievement Award
Robin Isaac, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average

Facts and Comparisons Division of J.B. Lippincott Company Award
Justina E. Tesauro, PharmD ‘21
For excellence in clinical communication

Faculty Leadership Award
Jeel Kantibhai Dudhat, PharmD ‘21
For outstanding service

Frank L. Law Memorial Pharmaceutical Administration Award
James Joseph Forgrove, PharmD ‘21
Elayna Silfani, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average for the course in pharmaceutical law

H. Evert Kendig Memorial Pharmacy Award
Tara McKenna, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average in all pharmaceutics courses

Henry Fisher Memorial Pharmacology Award 
Hayley Bryn Palacki, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average in all pharmacology courses

Isadore M. Ostrum Award
Kyle D. Lamb, PharmD ‘21
For being an outstanding PY4

J. Heath Award Award (Lambda Kappa Sigma)
Aleksandra Langowska, PharmD ‘21
Elayna Silfani, PharmD ‘21
Justina E. Tesauro, PharmD ‘21
For outstanding academic success for all active Lambda Kappa Sigma members who rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class

James C. Attix Memorial Chemistry Award
Hayley Bryn Palacki, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average in all chemistry courses

John R. Minehart Memorial Award
Robin Isaac, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average for all subjects

Kallelis Outstanding Graduate Student 
Zeyuan (John) Wang, PhD Candidate
For demonstrating exceptional academic, intellectual, and leadership abilities as determined by the graduate committee

Leo G. Penn Memorial Award
Pooja Panchal, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average in the prescription laboratory

Louis R. Stezzi Memorial Biochemistry Award
Robin Isaac, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average in biochemistry

Magid Abou-Gharbia Valedictorian Award
Robin Isaac, PharmD ‘21
For achieving the highest average

Merck & Company Award
Alexander J. Haines, PharmD ‘21
Robin Isaac, PharmD ‘21
Justina E. Tesauro, PharmD ‘21
For having the top three highest averages

Mollie Nichols Ostrow Memorial Award
Kathleen Anne Elevazo Nicanor, PharmD ‘21
For being an outstanding PY4

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Award
James Joseph Forgrove, PharmD ‘21
For demonstrating superior proficiency in pharmacy, specifically the provision of drug information services

New Jersey Pharmacists Association Award
Natalie Chambers, PharmD ‘21
For showing an active interest in the association

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Award
Kevin B. Nguyen, PharmD ‘21
For showing an active interest in the association

Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award
Jeel Kantibhai Dudhat, PharmD ‘21
For leadership and commitment to hospital pharmacy practice, including work within the student chapter

Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity Alpha Omicron Chapter Award
Halil Ibrahim Kasimoglu, PharmD '21
Kiley Jean Margolis, PharmD ‘21
Edwin Mei, PharmD ‘21
Kevin B. Nguyen, PharmD ‘21
Lauren Nguyen, PharmD ‘21
Kathleen Anne Elevazo Nicanor, PharmD ‘21
Kathy L. Pham, PharmD ‘21
For being leaders within the practice of pharmacy and contributing to the mission and philanthropy of the organization

Renzulli Scholars
Chizoba Amanda Amuchie, PharmD ‘21
Jaswitha Basu, PharmD ‘22
Kyle D. Lamb, PharmD ‘21
Kevin Ly, PharmD ‘22
Alicia Nordberg, PharmD ‘22
For exceptional service and contributed to the advancement of pharmacy or the scientific community through outreach or scholarly activities

Research Recognition Day
Tirtha Nandi, PhD Candidate
For winning first place for a graduate poster for In vitro midazolam metabolism and CYP atypical kinetics in SD rat microsomes with faculty authors Ken Korzekwa, PhD and Swati Nagar, PhD

Varshita Parmar, PharmD ‘22
Kyle Taylor, PharmD ‘22
For winning first place for a professional poster for Evaluation of Inhaled Drugs as Inhibitors of SARS-CoV2 - ACE2 Interaction with faculty authors Carlos Barrero, MD and staff authors Magda Flores and Fang Wang, PhD

Jocelyn Black-Paul, PharmD ‘21
Hyemi Cho, PharmD ‘21
Madiha Faruqi, PharmD ‘21
For winning second place for a professional poster for Depression among pharmacy students: Prevalence and Risk Factors with faculty author Van Hellerslia, PharmD, BCPS, CACP

Ronald Gautieri Scholarship Fund
Casey Radice, PhD Candidate
For outstanding research and contributions to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the form of excellent service as determined by the graduate committee

United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award
Chizoba Amanda Amuchie, PharmD ‘21
For commitment to public health and the pharmacy profession

 

ALUMNI AWARDS

Sprowls Lecture Award
Mel Brodsky, BSPharm ‘66
Selected by the Alumni Association Board of Directors from alumni nominations

New Pharmacist Practitioner Award
TBD
Selected by the Alumni Association Board of Director from alumni nominations

Pharmacy Student Health Care Professional Award
TBD
Selected by the Alumni Association Board of Directors from alumni nominations

Distinguished Pharmacy Practitioner Award
TBD
Selected by the Alumni Association Board of Directors from alumni nominations

Temple University Gallery of Success
Martin Van Trieste, BSPharm ’83 
Selected by the Temple University Alumni Association from university nominations

Temple University 30 Under 30
Carly Harsha, PharmD ‘19, BA ‘15
Selected by the Temple University Alumni and Constituent Engagement from university nominations

 

PRECEPTOR AWARDS

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Preceptor Award
Christine Fisher Owens, PharmD ‘10
APPE/IPPE Coordinator & Outpatient Hepatology Specialist
Temple University Hospital
For being a gifted mentor who ensures that each student can complete a rotation tailored to their specific interests and pharmacy background

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience Preceptor Award
Christine Fisher Owens, PharmD ‘10