College of Pharmacy Announces 2020 Outstanding Achievement Honorees

November 3, 2020 • Uncategorized

The HSC College of Pharmacy Outstanding Achievement Awards were created in 2020 to celebrate faculty and staff for their substantial, impactful, and deliberate achievements that emphasize innovation and UNTHSC values in the areas of service, teaching, research, and clinical care.

The inaugural awards for Outstanding Service and Teaching were presented during Pharmacy Week with a surprise ceremony, donning masks and practicing social distancing. Awards for research and clinical care will be presented in 2021.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients, Donna Coyle and Crystal Howell.

Watch the presentation video here

Outstanding Service – Donna Coyle, MS, Director of Research

Comments from nominators, Brenda Sihotang and Kyle Emmitte:Img 1007

Since the college’s inception, you have been in selfless service to the college. Your contributions to the College of Pharmacy’s success in extramural funding cannot be overstated. You have been there to train both staff and faculty in all grant and research processes. You have been indispensable in helping to ensure new faculty hit the ground running with their research. You further support the research vision of the college through the Research Seminar Series. You consistently promote collaboration, respect and collegiality within the college and across the HSC.

Comments from the Service Award Task Force:

The Service Award Task Force views it an honor to award you the College of Pharmacy’s first Service Award. You are known as a calm, ethical collaborator who is focused on helping researchers move their projects forward. Through your all-campus advertising of the College of Pharmacy Research Seminar Series, you raise the awareness of ongoing projects of the college, opening up opportunities for possible development of new collaborations across the HSC campus. Your contribution to the success of the College of Pharmacy cannot be overstated.

Outstanding Teaching – Crystal Howell, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy

Comments from nominator, Meenakshi Ramanathan:Img 1003

You are a great collaborator and are very innovative with your ideas and materials. The students absolutely adore you. You are a firecracker and full of energy in the classroom. You make a complex topic like infectious disease integrated pharmacotherapy fun and you simplify the material in such a way that it is easy for the learner to grasp.

Comments from the Teaching Award Task Force:

The Faculty Teaching Award Task Force unanimously recommends you for the inaugural College of Pharmacy Faculty Teaching Award.  We were especially impressed by your innovative, creative and fun learning activities that focused on teaching to multiple learning styles and thinking “outside of the box.” Often students are “awestruck” by your knowledge and ability to communicate complex topics. Your creative and open-minded approach has enriched the learning environment for students.