2016 Mentor of the Year - Dr. Francis Szoka
The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education announces Dr. Francis C. Szoka as the 2016 recipient of Mentor of the Year Award. Dr. Szoka is the founder of Sequus Pharmaceuticals. His research group utilizes chemical, biophysical, and physiological principles to develop new vaccine, drug, and nucleic acid delivery systems. Dr. Szoka’s research group has published over 220 manuscripts, for which they have earned 29 U.S. patents. Dr. Szoka has mentored 28 graduate students and 49 Fellows. His AFPE mentees praise him for his enthusiasm, creativity, and leadership. Read more here!
AFPE Fellow Receives Another Prestigious Award!
AFPE triple awardee (Gateway to Research Scholarship, 2005, AFPE Rho Chi First Year Graduate School Fellowship, 2008, and a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 2010 & 2011), Dr. Daniel Hertz, PharmD, PhD, was recently presented the Mentored Clinical Scientists Career Development (MICHR K) award by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research. This is a two-year award intended to provide protected time for a clinician scientist to focus on conducting clinical research. Dr. Hertz, a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, specializes in developing tools for individualizing cancer treatments. Congratulations to Dr. Hertz on this impressive accomplishment!