January 26, 2021
AUBURN, Alabama - Four Harrison School of Pharmacy faculty members are recipients of the school’s Pharmacy Fellowships, Dean Richard Hansen announced Friday. The fellowships recognize the accomplishments by outstanding faculty across a variety of areas, including research, teaching, outreach and collegiality.
The 2021 Pharmacy Fellows are Dr. Emily McCoy (Dr. Lucinda Maine Pharmacy Education Fellow), Dr. Alexei Kisselev (Jack and Lillian Clift Pharmacy Fellows in Research), Dr. Spencer Durham (Mahlon G. Turner Pharmacy Fellow in Outreach), and Dr. Brent Fox (Graduates of the 1980s Pharmacy Fellow).
“Harrison School of Pharmacy faculty members are outstanding leaders and scholars on the national, university and school levels,” said Hansen. “We are fortunate to be able to recognize these faculty for their work as part of the fellowship program. With generous support from our alumni and friends, we are continuing the program in its third year and shining a spotlight on the impact these faculty members are making on our students and the community.”
Faculty were nominated by their peers for the fellowships. In all, 41 faculty members received at least one nomination with 12 receiving three or more nominations. The list of nominees was reviewed by the school’s executive committee, which made recommendations to Dean Hansen, who made the final selections.
Faculty were nominated for the fellowships and submitted supporting materials. The nominees were then reviewed by the Honors and Awards Committee with recommendations sent to the Dean.
The Lucinda Maine Pharmacy Education Fellow, awarded to Dr. McCoy, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to create a powerful and inspiring learning environment that establishes the school as the leading destination for outstanding Doctor of Pharmacy and graduate students.
The Jack and Lillian Clift Pharmacy Fellow in Research, awarded to Dr. Kisselev, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to engage in cutting-edge research that improves people’s lives, addresses critical societal issues, creates new knowledge and products and generates extramural funding.
The Mahlon G. Turner Pharmacy Fellow in Outreach, awarded to Dr. Durham, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to provide world-class pharmaceutical care to patients and develop innovative practice models and partnerships to transform the health care system and improve human health.
The Graduates of the 1980s Pharmacy Fellow, awarded to Dr. Fox, recognizes a faculty member in the Harrison School of Pharmacy who has excelled in the effort to establish a culture of collegiality and community that empowers faculty and staff to become leaders, achieve professional excellence and attain personal fulfillment.
Each of the 2021 HSOP Pharmacy Fellows will hold the title of their respective fellowships for one year and will receive a monetary award. Each of the Fellows will have opportunities to use their fellowship year to play a leadership role in fostering education, research, outreach, and collegiality within the school.
Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 25 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. The School's commitment to world-class scholarship and interdisciplinary research speaks to Auburn's overarching Carnegie R1 designation that places Auburn among the top 100 doctoral research universities in the nation. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.