AAPS presents awards to exemplary researchers

November 15, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, LA (November 15, 2010) Following the Plenary Session of the 2010 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) in association with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, President Danny D. Shen, Ph.D. presented the following ground-breaking researchers with awards commemorating their contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences:

AAPS Presidential Citation
Mario L. Rocci, Jr., Ph.D., is an AAPS Past-President. He is recognized for his valuable contributions as the Chair of the FIP PSWC in association with the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition. The meeting has forged strong international relations in the exchange of knowledge, development of partnerships, and the nurturing of lifelong networking.

Dr. Rainer Hoffman Product through Science Award -- Sponsored by Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
Hans E. Junginger, Ph.D., is Visiting Professor at the Naresuan University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Thailand. He started his research on the gel-structures of ointments and creams before developing a generally applicable four-phase system for oil-in-water creams. With this knowledge he has developed around 100 stable cosmetic products. Dr. Junginger is an AAPS Fellow.

New Investigator Grant in Pharmaceutics and the Pharmaceutical Technologies -- Sponsored by Pfizer Global Research and Development
Jerry Heng, Ph.D., currently heads the Surfaces and Particle Engineering Lab at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, U.K. His research interest is in the broad area of material characterization and particle engineering, specifically in crystal engineering and surface characterization of solid-state crystalline materials.

AAPS Community Service Award -- Sponsored by The University of Colorado Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Patrick P. DeLuca, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky, a Past-President of AAPS, and an AAPS Fellow. He has been instrumental in the founding and running of Faith Pharmacy of Lexington, Ky., an organization that helps people who dont have prescription drug coverage. Dr. DeLucas efforts at securing donations, managing the operations of the pharmacy, and recruiting volunteers have been critical to the success of this community resource for over 11 years.

Additional Researchers Recognized by AAPS

AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in Modeling and Simulation -- Sponsored by Projections Research Inc.AAPS Outstanding Manuscript Award in AAPS PharmSciTech -- Sponsored by EisaiAAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award -- Sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.AAPS Graduate Student Awards

AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality -- Sponsored by Merck and the AAPS Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality (APQ) SectionAAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Biotechnology -- Sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Drug Design and Discovery -- Sponsored by SuperGenAAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Formulation Design and Development -- Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb CompanyAAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Manufacturing, Science and Engineering -- Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb CompanyAAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism & Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research -- Sponsored by Eli Lilly & CompanyAAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics -- Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb CompanyAAPS Lipid-based Drug Delivery Graduate Student Award -- Sponsored by GattefossAAPS Postdoctoral Fellow Award -- Sponsored by FMC BiopolymerAAPS Outstanding Educator Award -- Sponsored by Biogen Idec
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About AAPS

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific society of approximately 12,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, on-going education, information resources, and opportunities for networking and professional development. To learn more about AAPS, please visit www.aapspharmaceutica.com.

Editors Note: To request an interview with or photograph of a 2010 Award Winner, please contact Joe Catapano at CatapanoJ@aaps.org, or on-site at the 2010 FIP PSWC in association with the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition Press Room, located in Room 226 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, at 504-670-6102. Copies of the 2010 Awards Program are also available for media use.

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

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