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AAPS presents awards to exemplary researchers

NEW ORLEANS, LA (November 15, 2010) � Following the Plenary Session of the 2010 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) in association with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, President Danny D. Shen, Ph.D. presented the following ground-breaking researchers with awards commemorating their contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences:

AAPS Presidential Citation
Mario L. Rocci, Jr., Ph.D., is an AAPS Past-President. He is recognized for his valuable contributions as the Chair of the FIP PSWC in association with the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. The meeting has forged strong international relations in the exchange of knowledge, development of partnerships, and the nurturing of lifelong networking.

Dr. Rainer Hoffman Product through Science Award -- Sponsored by Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
Hans E. Junginger, Ph.D., is Visiting Professor at the Naresuan University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Thailand. He started his research on the gel-structures of ointments and creams before developing a generally applicable four-phase system for oil-in-water creams. With this knowledge he has developed around 100 stable cosmetic products. Dr. Junginger is an AAPS Fellow.

New Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and the Pharmaceutical Technologies -- Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research and Development
Jerry Heng, Ph.D., currently heads the Surfaces and Particle Engineering Lab at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, U.K. His research interest is in the broad area of material characterization and particle engineering, specifically in crystal engineering and surface characterization of solid-state crystalline materials.

AAPS Community Service Award -- Sponsored by The University of Colorado Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Patrick P. DeLuca, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky, a Past-President of AAPS, and an AAPS Fellow. He has been instrumental in the founding and running of Faith Pharmacy of Lexington, Ky., an organization that helps people who don�t have prescription drug coverage. Dr. DeLuca�s efforts at securing donations, managing the operations of the pharmacy, and recruiting volunteers have been critical to the success of this community resource for over 11 years.

Additional Researchers Recognized by AAPS

AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in Modeling and Simulation -- Sponsored by Projections Research Inc.

  • Eric Snoeck, Ph.D. (Exprimo NV)
  • Pascal Chanu, Pharm.D. (Pharsight)
  • Marc Lavielle, Ph.D. (University Paris-Sud)
  • Philippe Jacqmin, Ph.D. (Exprimo NV)
  • E. Niclas Jonsson, Ph.D. (Exprimo NV)
  • Karin Jorga, Ph.D. (Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.)
  • Timothy Goggin (Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.)
  • Joseph F. Grippo, Ph.D. (Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.)
  • N. L�ntshotshole �Shasha� Jumbe, Ph.D. (Quantitative Solutions Inc.)
  • Nicolas Frey, Pharm. D. (Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.)

AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in AAPS PharmSciTech -- Sponsored by Eisai

  • Svetlana Lyapustina, Ph.D. (Corresponding Author) (Drinker Biddle & Reath)
  • Stefan Leiner, Ph.D. (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Steven Novick, Ph.D. (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Bruce Wyka (SpiraPharma Consulting)
  • David Christopher (Schering-Plough Research Institute)
  • Hans-Joachim Delzeit, Ph.D. (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Monisha Dey (Schering-Plough Research Institute)
  • Chris Novack (3M Drug Delivery Systems Division)
  • Michael Golden (Pearl Therapeutics)
  • Gregory Larner (Pfizer, Inc.)

AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award -- Sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.

  • Tetsuya Terasaki, Ph.D. (Corresponding Author) (Tohoku University)
  • Yuki Katsukura, Ph.D. (Tohoku University)
  • Junichi Kamiie, Ph.D. (Azabu University)
  • Kazunari Yanai, MP (Tohoku University)
  • Sumio Ohtsuki, Ph.D. (Tohoku University)
  • Yumi Sekine, MP (Tohoku University)
  • Ryo Iwase, MP (Tohoku University)
  • Yasuo Uchida, MP (Tohoku University)
  • Ken Ohmine, MP (Tohoku University)
  • Shingo Ito, Ph.D. (National Research Council Canada)

AAPS Graduate Student Awards

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality -- Sponsored by Merck and the AAPS Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality (APQ) Section

  • Sunny Bhardwaj (University of Minnesota)
  • Megan Dorris (University of Kansas)
  • Saroj Vangani (University of The Pacific)
  • Debbie Wanapun (Purdue University)

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Biotechnology -- Sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.

  • Edward Kwasi Agyare (Florida A&M University)
  • Suraj G. Bhansali (University of Buffalo, State University of New York [SUNY])
  • Shardool Jain (Northeastern University)
  • Arun Satelli (Texas Tech University)

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Drug Design and Discovery -- Sponsored by SuperGen

  • Mohammad Khanfar (University of Louisiana at Monroe)
  • Kareem Khoury (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Swapnil Kulkarni (University of Mississippi, Oxford)
  • Rana Rais (University of Maryland)

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Formulation Design and Development -- Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

  • Jared Baird (Purdue University)
  • Qun Wang (University of Kansas)

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Manufacturing, Science and Engineering -- Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

  • Paroma Chakravarty (University of Minnesota)
  • Zhen Xu (University of North Carolina)

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism & Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research -- Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company

  • Anson Kunjachan Abraham (University of Buffalo, SUNY)
  • Sagar Agarwal (University of Minnesota)
  • Lei Diao (University of Maryland)
  • Melanie Felmlee (University of Buffalo, [SUNY])
  • Dhaval K. Shah (University of Buffalo, [SUNY])
  • Pavan Kumar Vaddady (University of Tennessee Health Science Center)

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics -- Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

  • Ken K. Qian (University of Connecticut)
  • Lei Zhu (University of Wisconsin)

AAPS Lipid-based Drug Delivery Graduate Student Award -- Sponsored by Gattefoss

  • Hazem Ali (University of Texas)
  • Perrine Pivette (University Paris-Sud 11)

AAPS Postdoctoral Fellow Award -- Sponsored by FMC Biopolymer

  • Bernard Van Eerdenbrugh, Ph.D. (Purdue University)

AAPS Outstanding Educator Award -- Sponsored by Biogen Idec

  • Raj Suryanarayanan (Sury), Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)


Contact: Joseph Catapano
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

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