Eric Schmidt to Recieve AACP's Prestigious Dawson Award
Apr 17, 2017 4:12 PM
Dr. Eric Schmidt to Receive AACP's Prestigious Dawson Award
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) will recognize Eric W. Schmidt, Ph.D., professor at The University of Utah College of Pharmacy for his innovative research combining genetic engineering, medicinal organic chemistry and neuroscience. He will receive the Paul R. Dawson Award on July 17 during the Science Plenary at Pharmacy Education 2017, the AACP Annual Meeting, in Nashville.
"The stellar list of recipients for these top AACP awards is reflective of the commitment to excellence in community service, education, research, and the diversity of our members’ accomplishments,” said AACP Executive Vice President and CEO Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph. “From genomics to faculty and student leadership, the scholarship of learning and cutting-edge pharmacological research, Drs. Zito, Taylor, Schmidt, Gallimore and Popovich represent the ‘best of’ pharmacy education.”
The Paul R. Dawson Award—endowed by Amgen in honor of its former vice president of marketing and sales—recognizes an active scientist within the ranks of pharmacy education as a leader in the broad range of research affecting patient outcomes. The award consists of a glass sculpture and a $5,000 prize.
Pharmacy Education 2017 will be held July 15-19 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The conference offers educational programming, exhibits, networking events and award presentations.
Founded in 1900, AACP is the national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education. AACP is comprised of all accredited colleges and schools with pharmacy degree programs, including more than 6,500 faculty, 64,300 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,800 individuals pursuing graduate study.