AAPS Presents Awards to Pharmaceutical Researchers

Association recognizes top scientists and students at the annual meeting for research achievements.

Alice Till, president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) presented awards to pharmaceutical researchers during the opening session of the association’s annual meeting on Oct. 25. The recipients are:

Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award
Sponsored by AstraZeneca
Alexandros Makriyannis, PhD, Northeastern University for contributions in the field of endocannabinoids

Outstanding Educator Award
Sponsored by Biogen Idec
Xiaoling Li, PhD, University of the Pacific

David J.W. Grant Research Achievement in Physical Pharmacy
Sponsored by AbbVie
Anthony J. Hickey, Ph.D., RTI International and Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Lipid-based Drug Delivery Outstanding Research Award
Sponsored by Gattefossé
Abu Serajuddin, PhD, St. John’s University

Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology
Sponsored by Hoffman La Roche
David Volkin, PhD, University of Kansas

Research Achievement Award in Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research
Sponsored by Worldwide Clinical Trials
Peter Bonate, PhD, Astellas Pharma

Research Achievement Award in Manufacturing Science and Engineering
Sponsored by the AAPS MSE Section
Bruno C. Hancock, PhD, Pfizer Inc.

Postdoctoral Fellow Awards
Sponsored by Merck
Malathi Narayan, PhD, University of South Florida
Niraj Trasi, PhD, Purdue University
Qi Zhou, Ph.D., University of Sydney

AAPS Graduate Student Awards
AAPS Graduate Student Research in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality
Sponsored by U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention and the AAPS APQ Section
Ali Alkinani (Kingston University, London)
Vivek Agrahari (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
Sampada Koranne (University of Minnesota)
Haichen Nie (Purdue University)

AAPS Graduate Student Research in Biotechnology
Sponsored by Janssen Research and Development
Mohammad Akbar (University of Florida)
Xiabin Chen (University of Kentucky)
Brandon Lucke-Wold (West Virginia University)
Monica Rosa (University of Lisbon)

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium in Drug Discovery and Development Interface
Sponsored by Sanofi
Lijia Chen (University of Maryland)
Taraka Sai Pavan Grandhi (Arizona State University)
Manal Nael (University of Mississippi)
Yu Zhang (University of Pittsburgh)

AAPS Graduate Student Research in Formulation Design and Development
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Michail Kastellorizios (University of Connecticut)
Li Qu (Monash University)

AAPS Graduate Student Research in Manufacturing Science and Engineering
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Pooja Sane (University of Connecticut)
Min Xu (National University of Singapore)

AAPS Graduate Student Research in Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Pinal Mistry (University of Minnesota)
Wei Zhang (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

AAPS Graduate Student Research in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism and Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research
Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Co.
Hao Cai (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Xi Chen (University at Buffalo)
Lilia Magomedova (University of Toronto)
Andres Olivares-Morales (University of Manchester)
Anna Vildhede (Uppsala University)
Xu Zhu (University at Buffalo)

Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality Best Poster Award
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Junghyun Kim (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

AAPS Lipid-based Drug Delivery Graduate Student Award
Sponsored by Gattefossé Corporation
Matthew F. Crum (Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Philip Jonas Sassene (University of Copenhagen)

AAPS Graduate Student Award in Quality by Design and Product Performance
Sponsored by Merck, Vertex, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline
Bing Gu (University of Connecticut)

AAPS Oral Absorption Focus Group Graduate Student Poster Award
Sponsored by Simulations Plus, Inc.
Aude Pestieau (University of Liege) – 1st Place Recipient
Bart Hens (University of Leuven) – 2nd Place Recipient

Ocular Drug Delivery & Disposition Focus Group Graduate Student Poster Award
Sponsored by Shire
Vibhuti Agrahari (University of Missouri Kansas City)

AAPS Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award
1st Place: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2nd Place: University of Kentucky
3rd Place: University of Texas, Austin
Honorable Mention: University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Sao Paolo

Source: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists