Director of Undergraduate Programme for the School of Pharmacy Dr Arlene McDowell presents student Elizabeth Kennedy with her award at the University of Otago Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards.
The University of Otago Green Cross Health Pharmacy Awards were held in March, providing an opportunity for the School of Pharmacy to celebrate the innovation and excellence of its students and staff.
25 undergraduate prizes were awarded, with 16 of those being Top Student Awards for each undergraduate Pharmacy paper. Prizes were also awarded to postgraduate students and preceptors, in addition to teaching and research awards.
Amanda Bradley, event organiser and executive assistant to Dr Carlo Marra, Dean of the School Pharmacy, said it was a “fabulous evening, and everyone was thrilled with how it turned out”.
Dancers from the Pacific Island Health Professional Students' Association performed to welcome everyone.
The event was sponsored by Green Cross Health, a leading New Zealand primary care provider.
“Green Cross Health is honoured to sponsor the event and partner with the University of Otago,” said Alison van Wyke, Green Cross Health Executive of Professional Services.
“The opportunity to hear from our future pharmacists and how excited they are to be shaping people-centred care was certainly inspiring.”
Distinguished Alumnus Dr Hartley Atkinson of AFT Pharmaceuticals attended the awards, presenting a speech illustrating how hard work and dedication, as well as the courage to take risks, can help in achieving goals.
Ms Bradley said she wanted to specially thank all those who helped organise the event, saying they did a “fantastic job”.
“Not to mention I still have students raving about how good the food was!”
The event was made possible with the work of Carlo Marra, Dean of the School of Pharmacy; Alison van Wyk, Green Cross Health Sponsor; Emma Prattley, Dunedin Venues event co-ordinator (“and her amazing team of wait staff and security!” adds Ms Bradley); Michael Tomlinson, Executive Chef at Restaurant Associates; Delwyn Jope and her team from Visual Effects; and the technical expertise of Strawberry Sound.
Green Cross Pharmacy Awards: Undergraduate student winners
New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists' Association Syd Little Memorial Prize: Jo Thien Pang
Otago Pharmacological Association Prize: Stephanie Murphy
Douglas Pharmacy Prize in Pharmacy Practice 3rd Year: Lily Yu Ying Qiu
Ken Campbell Memorial Prize in Pharmacy Practice: Lily Yu Ying Qiu
Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Prize: Jo Thien Pang
University Book Shop Prize in Pharmaceutical Chemistry: Elizabeth Kennedy
Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (Inc.) Prize in Pharmacy Practice: Trisha Bulsara
NZCRS Pharmaceutics Prize: Hayley Yanko
Toniq Prize: Hayley Yanko
Top Student 2017 for PHCY219 Microbiology and Immunology: Elizabeth Kennedy
Top Student 2017 for PHCY231 Biochemistry: Courtney Fredriks
Top Student 2017 for PHCY251 Physiology: Hayley Yanko
Top Student 2017 for PHCY254 Physical Pharmacy A: Hayley Yanko
Top Student 2017 for PHCY255 Physical Pharmacy B: Hayley Yanko
Top Student 2017 for PHCY256 Biopharmaceutical Chemistry: Elizabeth Kennedy
Top Student 2017 for PHCY258 Introduction to Drug Action: Elizabeth Kennedy
Top Student 2017 for PHCY342 Drug Delivery Systems: Laura Pidcock
Top Student 2017 for PHCY343 Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics: Chia Yin Swee
Top Student 2017 for PHCY344 Professional Pharmacy Practice A: Lily Yu Ying Qiu
Top Student 2017 for PHCY345 Quality Use in Medicines A: Jo Thien Pang
Top Student 2017 for PHCY346 Professional Pharmacy Practice B: Jemma Fielding