The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences issued awards to faculty for outstanding teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and professional involvement and leadership during Drake’s annual student-organized Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, Nov. 9, in Sheslow Auditorium. Award recipients reflect the core values of the college: collaboration, innovation, professionalism, student/learner centered, collegiality, and entrepreneurial leadership. Nominations for awards are sought from the student body and faculty/staff peers within the college.
Kristin Meyer, associate professor of pharmacy practice, was named the Hartig Distinguished Professor. The award is given annually by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to recognize a faculty member who has distinguished him or herself in teaching, scholarship, service or practice.
Cheryl Clarke, assistant dean for clinical affairs and director of experiential education, was honored with the C. Boyd Granberg Professional Leadership Award. The award recognizes and celebrates the contributions of faculty members who demonstrate sustained and significant leadership in professional organizations, and inspire students toward professional involvement.
Nic Lehman, assistant professor of pharmacy practice; Carrie Koenigsfeld, professor of pharmacy practice; and Michelle Bottenberg, associate professor of pharmacy practice, were given the Hartig Faculty Development Award. This award was established to support the pursuit of faculty development activities that educate, encourage and enhance entrepreneurism in community pharmacy practice or ownership.
Geoff Wall, professor of pharmacy practice, was honored with the Rick Morrow Transformational Leadership Award. This award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates transformational leadership that emphasizes one or more of the college’s core values with a clear vision for change and evidence of collaboration.
Frank Caligiuri, clinical associate professor, was named the CPHS Teacher of the Year.
Mark Vitha, professor of chemistry, was named Non-CPHS Teacher of the Year.
Cheryl Clarke, assistant dean for clinical affairs and director of experiential education, received the Faculty Mentor of the Year award.
Darla Eastman, associate professor of pharmacy practice, was named Faculty Preceptor of the Year.
Jason Salton, pharmacist at Montross Pharmacy, Inc. in Winterset, was named APPE Preceptor of the Year.
Jennifer Toliver, pharmacist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, was named IPPE Preceptor of the Year.
Ellen Lowe, assistant director of Rec Services–Wellness at Drake University, was named Health Sciences Preceptor of the Year.