Faculty from the department of pharmacodynamics received various awards at the College of Pharmacy faculty retreat in June.
Associate professor Joanna Peris, Ph.D., won two awards: the 2019 Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award and the 2018–2019 Outstanding Year 3 Teaching Team Award.
Peris’s work with the UF pharmaceutical fraternity Kappa Epsilon won her the advisor award. Her students said she supported the organization throughout the year regularly by attending meetings, holding the fraternity’s biggest fundraiser at her own home and continually encouraging members to be their absolute best.
Jenny Wilkerson, Ph.D., a research assistant professor and Lance McMahon, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the department, received the 2018-2019 College of Pharmacy Media Excellence Award for their cannabidiol articles in The Conversation. They authored articles titled, “CBD: Rising star or popular fad?” and “CBD: The next weapon against opioid addiction?”
The two articles have generated over 78,000 views and more than 30 media outlets have republished them.