HSOP Establishes Pharmacy Fellowships

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February 5, 2019

AUBURN, Alabama – Five Harrison School of Pharmacy faculty members are recipients of fellowships offered through a new program offered by the school, Dean Richard Hansen announced Tuesday. The fellowships recognize the accomplishments by outstanding faculty across a variety of areas.

The inaugural Pharmacy Fellows are Dr. Dana Carroll and Dr. Kimberly Garza (Dr. Lucinda Maine Pharmacy Education Fellows), Dr. Jianzhong Shen (Jack and Lillian Clift Pharmacy Fellow in Research), Dr. Heather Whitley (Mahlon G. Turner Pharmacy Fellow in Outreach), and Dr. Lea Eiland (Graduates of the 1980s Pharmacy Fellow).

“We have an outstanding faculty at the Harrison School of Pharmacy and it is an honor to be able to recognize them as Pharmacy Fellows,” said Dean Hansen. “We are grateful for the support of our alumni and friends that allowed us to establish these awards. We had so many great nominations and I am thrilled to recognize these faculty members for all they do for us every day.”

Faculty were nominated for the fellowships and submitted supporting materials. The nominees were then reviewed by the Fellowship Awards Committee with recommendations sent to the Dean.

The Lucinda Maine Pharmacy Education Fellows, awarded to Drs. Carroll and Garza, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to create a powerful and inspiring learning environment that establishes the school as the leading destination for outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy and Graduate Students.

The Jack and Lillian Clift Pharmacy Fellow in Research, awarded to Dr. Shen, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to engage in cutting-edge research that improves people’s lives, addresses critical societal issues, creates new knowledge and products, and generates extramural funding.

The Mahlon G. Turner Pharmacy Fellow in Outreach, awarded to Dr. Whitley, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to provide world-class pharmaceutical care to patients and develop innovative practice models and partnerships to transform the health care system and improve human health.

The Graduates of the 1980s Pharmacy Fellow, awarded to Dr. Eiland, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to establish a culture of community that empowers faculty and staff to become leaders, achieve professional excellence, and attain personal fulfillment.

Each of the 2019 HSOP Pharmacy Fellows will hold the title of their respective fellowships for one year and will receive a monetary award that may be used as extra income or designated for faculty discretionary use. Each of the Fellows will have opportunities to use their fellowship year to play a leadership role in fostering education, research, outreach, and collegiality within the school.


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About the Harrison School of Pharmacy

Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. The School’s commitment to world-class scholarship and interdisciplinary research speaks to Auburn’s overarching Carnegie R1 designation that places Auburn among the top 100 doctoral research universities in the nation. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

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Last Updated: February 5, 2019