School of Pharmacy Presents Faculty & Staff Awards
The 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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