New awards honor outstanding junior faculty, student in College of Pharmacy
New awards have been established in the UNT System College of Pharmacy to honor an outstanding junior faculty member and an outstanding student.
The awards are privately funded by Andrew J. Weis, PharmD, a senior executive with Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and an adjunct professor in the College of Pharmacy.
Katura Bullock, PharmD, BCPS, received the inaugural M.E.T. Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty Achievement. Dr. Bullock was selected for her leadership in curriculum development for the College, as well as her excellence as a preceptor and educator.
The awards were announced at a special ceremony marking the transition of Class of 2017 Pharmacy students from the classroom to a final program year committed to advanced clinical practice experiences
Dr. Weis noted in comments made to the gathering that the award was created as “an expression of admiration for the UNT System College of Pharmacy and to recognize the career achievements and leadership contributions of Founding Dean Dr. Myron Jacobson, Dr. Elaine Jacobson and Dr. Tina Machu.” Dr. Weis chose the award’s M.E.T. prefix as a way to recognize the three leaders by selecting the first letters of their first names.
While the inaugural junior faculty award was announced at the May13 celebration, the first student award will be presented to a Class of 2017 member next spring in conjunction with graduation.
Dr. Weis and his family have a long and distinguished association with the pharmacy profession. Ancestors of Dr. Weis established pharmacy practices in Bavaria, the Netherlands and Scotland beginning in the mid-17th Century. This family tradition remains strong as Dr. Weis’s parents and brother are also career pharmacists.
Pictured left to right: Dr. Elaine Jacobson, Dr. Tina Machu, Dr. Katura Bullock, Dr. Andrew J. Weis, Dr. Myron Jacobson.