School of Pharmacy Presents Faculty & Staff Awards

TTUHSC Pharmacy Faculty Group PhotoThe School of Pharmacy conducted its annual Celebration of Achievement May 4 to recognize faculty and staff who have helped make the 2017-2018 school year a special one for students. Recipients included:


P1 Teacher of the Year

Nikita Mirajkar, Ph.D.


P1 Teaching Team of the Year

The Anatomy & Physiology I Team (Mirajkar; Pratip Mitra, Ph.D.; Russ Snyder, Ph.D.; and Margaret Weis, Ph.D.)


P2 Teacher of the Year

Eric MacLaughlin, Pharm.D.


P2 Teaching Team of the Year

The Infectious Diseases Team (Taryn Bainum, Pharm.D.; Nadia German, Ph.D.; Jennifer Grelle, Pharm.D.; Krystal Haase, Pharm.D.; Young Lee, Pharm.D.; and Xinli Liu, Ph.D.)


P3 Teacher of the Year

Steven Pass, Pharm.D.


P3 Teaching Team of the Year

The Neurosensory/Psychiatry Pharmacotherapy Team (Amie Blaszczyk, Pharm..D.; Anna Kochanowska-Karamyan, Ph.D.; Monica Mathys, Pharm.D.; James Stoll, Ph.D.; and Paul Trippier, Ph.D.)


Graduate Students’ Association at Amarillo (GSAA) Teacher of the Year

Margaret Weis, Ph.D.


GSAA Mentor of the Year

Constantinos Mikelis, Ph.D.


GSAA Teaching Team of the Year

The Graduate Physiology-based Pharmacology Team (Ulrich Bickel, Ph.D.; Luca Cucullo, Ph.D.; Vardan Karamyan, Ph.D.; Kalkunte Srivenugopal, Ph.D.; and Margaret Weis, Ph.D.)


GSAA Graduate Student of the Year

Nehal Gupta, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biomedical Sciences


Award of Excellence in Staff Services

Amarillo - Sandy De Los Santos, Senior Accountant, Office of Finance & Administration

Regional - Robyn Devora, Assistant Director, Office of Technology, Abilene

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School of Pharmacy


The School of Pharmacy was established in 1996 and now has campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas and Abilene. Since its inception, the school has played a significant role in addressing the state's pharmacist shortage. Today, more than 90 percent of its graduates remain in Texas.

The school requires its students to complete more clinical training hours than any other pharmacy program in the country, making its students some of the most sought after graduates.