Stacey Curtis, Pharm.D.
The National Community Pharmacists Association, or NCPA, Foundation recognized Stacey Curtis, Pharm.D., a clinical assistant professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research, as the 2017 NCPA Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year Award winner. The honor is given annually to a faculty liaison who demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy, his or her NCPA student chapter and the local community. Curtis is the first UF College of Pharmacy faculty member to win the award since its inception in 2001.
Hartmut Derendorf, Ph.D.
The American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, or ASCPT, named Hartmut Derendorf, Ph.D., as the recipient of the organization’s 2018 Mentor Award. In addition, the UF Graduate School awarded him the 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentor Award. He is only the second UF faculty member to win the award twice. As the V. Ravi Chandran. As the V. Ravi Chandran Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a distinguished professor and chair of the department of pharmaceutics in the UF College of Pharmacy, Derendorf has overseen the training of more than 50 doctoral students during his 35-year career at UF.
Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.
UF College of Pharmacy Dean and Distinguished Professor Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., has been named a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Pharmacology and Toxicology for the third consecutive year. The honor is given to the world’s leading scholars in the science and social sciences and is earned by being among the top 1 percent most cited researchers in a subject field. Johnson is one of 10 University of Florida scientists honored as a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher.
Kalen Manasco, Pharm.D.
The American College of Clinical Pharmacy, or ACCP, Board of Regents elected Kalen Manasco, Pharm.D., BCPS, a clinical professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research, as a Fellow. Fellowship in the college is the highest honor that ACCP can bestow on a member, and it recognizes and rewards the highest levels of excellence in the practice and science of clinical pharmacy.
Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D.
Medicinal chemistry professor Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., was installed as president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, or AAPS, at the organization’s annual meeting. As president, McCurdy is the face of the organization, chair of the board of directors and works with board members in determining AAPS policy and approving programs and activities, as well as supervising the management of AAPS affairs for its approximately 9,000 members.
Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D.
Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research, was awarded a 2018 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship to help expand oncology clinical trials in Africa. Odedina traveled to South Africa in the summer of 2018 and collaborated with Lynette Denny, M.D., Ph.D., chair and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cape Town, in developing an Africa Virtual Oncology Platform to support oncology clinical trials. The platform will provide comprehensive information on oncology clinical trials infrastructure, resources and registries in Africa. Project leaders also assessed the capacity and readiness of African institutions and investigators for oncology clinical trials research.
Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D.
Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D., F.C.P., an associate chair of the department of pharmaceutics and the associate director of the Center for Pharmaco-metrics and Systems Pharmacology at the Orlando campus, was installed into the inaugural Certara Endowed Professorship in the fall of 2017. The professorship was established by Certara, the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science, to strengthen the relationship between the college’s academic program and industry by driving innovation and enhancing the application of leading-edge science to solve current challenges.