Graduate Program Hands Out Annual Awards

Student receives trophy from faculty member Tessa Hastings (left) is recognized for receiving an R36 grant from AHRQ by Dr. Salisa Westrick.

October 4, 2018

AUBURN, Alabama – The Harrison School of Pharmacy Graduate Program recognized its best and brightest on October 2 with its annual awards ceremony. The HSOP graduate program has more than 60 students enrolled in the four options of Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology.


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Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam, acting Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs, presided over the ceremony with Dr. Tim Moore and Dr. Salisa Westrick presenting awards. Dean Richard Hansen congratulated the students and closed the ceremony.

Below is a listing of the 2018 awards program honorees:

Dean’s Travel Award
Yasser Alatawi (HORP)
Mohammed Almaghrabi (DDD)
Hamad Alrbyawi (DDD)
Heba Aref (HORP)
Ning Cheng (HORP)
Shahariar Fahim (HORP)
Manoj Govindarajulu (DDD)
Tessa Hastings (HORP)
Lindsey Hohmann (HORP)
Natalie Hohmann (HORP)
Nan Huo (HORP)
Anna Huskey (DDD)
Ruth Jeminiwa (HORP)
Phillip Lee (DDD)
Chao Li (HORP)
Lauren Lucas (DDD)
Ahmed Mishuk (HORP)
Md. Motiur Rahman (HORP)
Sharay Setti (DDD)

David Carew Student Travel Award - American Society of Pharmacognosy
Yilue Zhang (DDD)

ASPET Graduate Research and Travel Fellowship
Manoj Govindarajulu (DDD)

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Student Travel Grant
Ning Cheng (HORP)

Merriwether Fellowship
Natalie Hohmann (HORP)
Sharay Setti (DDD)

Outstanding Ph.D. Student
Jenna Bloemer (DDD)
Md. Motiur Rahman (HORP)

Outstanding International Students
Younis Abiedalla (DDD)
Yasser Alatawi (HORP)

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants
Ryan Heslin (DDD)
Ruth Jeminiwa (HORP)
Lauren Lucas (DDD)
Logan Neel (DDD)
Nabin Poudel (HORP)

3 Minute Thesis
Runner-Up & People’s Choice
Md. Motiur Rahman (HORP)

This is Research: Award Winners
Mohammed Almaghrabi (DDD) – 1st Place School Oral Winner
Jenna Bloemer (DDD) – 2nd Place Oral Presentations
Shahariar Fahim (HORP) - Best Poster Award for HSOP
Andrew Duong (DDD) – 1st Place School Oral Winner
Manoj Govindarajulu (DDD) – 1st Place Poster Presentations

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Young Investigator Award
Manoj Govindarajulu (DDD)
Sindhu Ramesh (DDD)

AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section Best Poster
Heba Aref (HORP)

Science & Technology Open House Student Poster Competition
First Place - Ph.D. Biological Division
Mohammed Majrashi (DDD)

Society for Medical Decision Making Lee B. Lusted
Prize for Best Student Poster
Natalie Hohmann – (HORP) Finalist

Rho Chi Initiates
Sweilem Al Rihani (DDD)
Ruth Jeminiwa (HORP)
Youssef Mousa (DDD)
Mohammed Nasrullah (DDD)
Sharay Setti (DDD)

Graduate Student Council Outstanding Service Award
Tessa Hastings (HORP)
Lindsey Hohmann (HORP)

Outstanding Graduate Mentor
Dr. Kimberly Garza (HORP)

APhA-APRS Postgraduate Best Paper
Honorable Mention
Tessa Hastings – (HORP)

AACP Walmart Scholarship
Natalie Hohmann (HORP)

ICPE Scholarship
Md. Motiur Rahman (HORP)

Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship
Sayak Chakravarti (DDD)
Lauren Lucas (DDD)
Qi Wang (DDD)
Yi Zhao (HORP)

AFPE Fellowships
Jenna Bloemer (DDD)
Natalie Hohmann (HORP)
Sharay Setti (DDD)

AURIC Graduate Fellows
Ning Cheng (HORP)
Anna Huskey (DDD)
Lani Jasper (DDD)

PhRMA Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Tessa Hastings (HORP)

AHRQ Grant
Tessa Hastings (HORP)

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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. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

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Last Updated: October 4, 2018