Student Awards

The UNM College of Pharmacy recognizes achievement in students each spring with awards focused on leadership, academic achievement, and skills. Below is a list of current awards.

College of Pharmacy Communications Award: Recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated effective pharmacist/patient communication abilities and achievements.

College of Pharmacy Patient Care Award: Recognizes students for excellent performance during pharmacy rotations. Recipients excel in areas of patient care, such as communication skills, counseling, drug utilization review, therapeutic drug monitoring, and drug regimen evaluation and recommendations.

College of Pharmacy Scholastic Excellence Award: Goes to the graduating student with the highest GPA for the course of study in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences P-1 Award: Recognizes a first year Pharmacy student who has shown an interest in and excelled in the pharmaceutical sciences and thus is worthy of recognition. The award recipient is selected as the student with the highest average grade in Pharm 801, 802, 805, 810 and 811 courses.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences P-2 Award: Recognizes a second year Pharmacy student who has shown an interest in and excelled in the pharmaceutical sciences and thus is worthy of recognition. Typically, the nominee will have conducted research in a pharmaceutical sciences laboratory.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences P-3 Award: Recognizes a third year Pharmacy student who has shown an interest in and excelled in the pharmaceutical sciences and thus is worthy of recognition. Typically, the nominee will have conducted research in a pharmaceutical sciences laboratory.

Eli Lilly Achievement Award: Awarded to a graduating student in recognition of scholastic and professional achievement, leadership ability and ethical conduct.

Facts and Comparisons Award: Goes to the graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in clinical communication skills. This student is in the top 25 percent of the graduating class academically and has superior verbal and written communication skills.

H.E. Henry Award: Provided annually by the family of the late H.E. Henry to a graduating student based on scholarship, academic ability and promise in the field of pharmacy.

Joy H. Donelson Leadership Award for Women Students in Pharmacy: Awarded to graduating female student(s) who have demonstrated high standards of leadership in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Award: Goes to a graduating student who is in the top 25 percent of the graduating class academically and has demonstrated professionalism.

New Mexico Pharmacists Association Award: Recognizes the graduating student who has demonstrated the highest proficiency in scholarship, clinical community pharmacy and involvement in student professional organizations throughout his or her time at the UNM College of Pharmacy.

New Mexico Society of Health System Pharmacy – Intern of the Year Award: Recognizes the hospital pharmacy intern who has contributed the most to the advancement of pharmacy practice in a New Mexico hospital during the past year.

Outstanding PharmD Research Awards: Recognizes two outstanding PharmD student research projects (one in Pharmaceutical Sciences and one in Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences). Research mentors nominate their students’ projects, and department faculty members choose the winner.

USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award: Recognizes a student who has been involved in public health issues in his or her community and increases awareness of the U.S. Public Health Service and its mission to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation.

William Troutman Community Service Award: Recognizes a student who has demonstrated a strong record of services in the community outside of the College of Pharmacy, but during enrollment in the PharmD program.

Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information Award: Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in clinical communication skills.