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photo of Molina and Pritchard
UHCOP Dean F. Lamar Pritchard congratulates May 2015 Pharm.D. graduate Tara Molina for earning the highest grade point average in her pharmacology and pharmaceutics coursework. Overall, Molina achieved the highest grade point average of her class.

UHCOP Honors Graduates for Exemplary Service, Skills and Scholarship; Practitioners for Excellence in Preceptorship

Ahead of the College Convocation and UH Commencement, UH College of Pharmacy honored several graduating students for their exemplary service, skills and scholarship demonstrated during their education and recognized pharmacy practitioners for excellence preceptorship during the 2014-15 academic year.

The student award recipients were: 

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Outstanding Student Award - Tara Molina

Merck Award - Ryan Ferren, Annilee Miller and Anh Nguyen

Lilly Achievement Award - Minoosh Sobhanian

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Recognition Award - Ashley Weinweber

Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication - Morgan Payne

Mylan Pharmaceutical Excellence in Pharmacy Award - Laura Stokes

ASHP Health System Pharmacy Award - Zachary Kirk

APhA-ASP Service Recognition Award - Christina Nhu-Thuy Vo

United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award - Kim Anh Pham

Phi Lambda Sigma Student Leadership Award - Osagie "Tony" Ohonba

Dean Joseph P. Buckley Pharmacy Leadership Award - Rachel Eppinette, John Herman, Amanda Martin and Zachery Roberman

Joseph Buckley Award - Yaneth McLemore

UHCOP PHOP Graduate Student Excellence Award, Master’s Program - Phuoc Anh Nguyen, Pharm.D.

UHCOP PHOP Graduate Student Excellence Award, Doctoral Program - Shivani K. Mhatre

UHCOP Community Leadership Award - Amy Isbell

UHCOP Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Clinical Skills - Sarah Jung and Monica Lee

UHCOP Ambulatory Care Award - Katelyn Hobaugh and Colleen Myers

UHCOP RX Cougar Leadership Award - Osagie "Tony" Ohonba and Sam Wilson

UHCOP Most Spirited Volunteer and Leadership Award - Michael Pham and Bobbie Quach

UHCOP Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research Excellence Award - Henry Cao and Stephen Hickerson

UHCOP Communication and Counseling Award - Amanda Fitzhugh

UHCOP Award of Excellence in Non-Prescription Medications and Self Care - Erin Hunnicutt

UHCOP Legislative and Policy Award - Daniel Nguyen

UHCOP James McCarty Community Pharmacy Internship Award - Omaida Hernandez-Ray

UHCOP Health Systems Pharmacy Internship Award - Tuong Nin Bui and Gia Castorina

photo of Nguyen, Waxler and Pritchard
Above, Kimberly Nguyen, director of Institutional APPEs and Dean Pritchard congratulate Memorial Hermann's Chase Waxler for receiving the Institutional Patient Care Preceptor of the Year Award. Below, Nguyen and Pritchard congratulate Methodist West Houston's Nathan Vo for receiving the Hospital Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award.
photo of Nguyen, Vo and Pritchard

Clinical, community and faculty preceptors who distinguished themselves for teaching and mentoring students during their pharmacy practice experiences were:

UHCOP Hospital Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award - Nathan N. Vo, R.Ph., MBA

UHCOP Health Systems Pharmacy of the Year Award - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

UHCOP Institutional Patient Care Preceptor of the Year Award - Chase Waxler, Pharm.D., BCPS

UHCOP Ambulatory Care Preceptor of the Year Award - Reba Williams, R.Ph., BCOP

UHCOP Community Preceptor Award - Gita Chaudhari, Pharm.D.

UHCOP Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award - Julianna Fernandez, Pharm.D., BCPS, and David Wallace, Pharm.D.

In addition, UHCOP faculty member Matthew Wanat, Pharm.D., BCPS, was honored with the Phi Lambda Sigma Faculty Leadership Award.

Photos from the UHCOP Graduation Awards Reception are posted on the college's Flickr site