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Class of 2016 Graduating Students Earn Awards for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Skills

UH College of Pharmacy and select student organizations presented awards to several graduating students at the Class of 2016 Graduation Awards Reception May 12 at the UH Hilton.

The Graduation Awards Reception is an annual tradition of the college to recognize students for exceptional scholarship, leadership, service and exhibition of pharmacy practice skills such as patient counseling and communication.

The 2016 award recipients were: 

APhA-ASP Service Recognition Award – Ashley Trojcak

ASHP Health System Pharmacy Award – Meghann Davis

Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication Sponsored by Facts & Comparisons and Lexicomp – Stephanie Underwood

Dean Joseph P. Buckley Pharmacy Leadership Award – Sherin Korah, Ashley Mathew, Ryan May and Elisabeth Sulaica

Lilly Achievement Award – Jensen Idicula

Merck Award – Sunny Bhakta, Nghi Bui and Tianrui Yang

Mylan Pharmaceutical Excellence in Pharmacy Award – Nicholas Yarbrough

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Recognition Award – Amber Williams

NCPA Outstanding Student Member Award – Ally Thrall

Outstanding Achievement in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award During P2 Year – Ryan May

Outstanding Achievement in Pharmaceutical Sciences Award During P1 Year – Yuanli Vivian Li

Phi Lambda Sigma Student Leadership Award – Faizan Sattar

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Outstanding Student Award – Katherine Williams

UHCOP Ambulatory Care Award – Kathaleya Yindeemark

UHCOP Award of Excellence in Non-Prescription Medications and Self Care – Jasmeet Kaur

UHCOP Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research Excellence Award – Andrea Fetea, Van Ngo and Ally Thrall

UHCOP Communication and Counseling Award – Bianca Romero

UHCOP James McCarty Community Pharmacy Internship Award – Bianca Romero

UHCOP Hospital Pharmacy Internship Award – Ryan Daussat

UHCOP Legislative and Policy Award – Faizan Sattar

UHCOP Most Spirited Volunteer and Leadership Award – Faizan Sattar and Ally Thrall

UHCOP RX Cougar Leadership Award – Ryan May and Ciara Will

UHCOP Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Clinical Skills – Nicholas Yarbrough and Quratulain Anna Zulfiqar

U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award – Krutina Patel Garcia

PHOP Graduate Student Excellence Award (Doctoral Program) – Mark Hatfield

In addition, UHCOP Clinical Associate Professor Lynn Simpson, Pharm.D. ('97), received the Phi Lambda Sigma Faculty Leadership Award.

Also recognized at the May 12 event were the top preceptors of the 2015-16 academic year.