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School of Pharmacy Faculty Honored for Work in Laboratory, Classroom

Pharmacy faculty receive 2013 Chancellor's Award

abbruscato_hanceA pair of TTUHSC School of Pharmacy educators were included in a group of 18 Texas Tech University System (TTUS) faculty members whose outstanding achievements and contributions to the University were recognized at a December ceremony hosted by TTUS Chancellor Kent Hance in Lubbock.

Dr. Thomas Abbruscato, professor and chair for the SOP's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was a recipient of a Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award for 2013 for his research into improving brain recovery after a stroke. His research has been funded by National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

In addition, Dr. Nikita Mirajkar, an assistant professor for the School of Pharmacy's Department of mirajkar_hanceBiomedical Sciences, received 2013 Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award. Her teaching touches all levels of pharmacy education and has earned her six student-nominated awards, including Teacher of the Year.

The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards are presented annually and are the highest honors bestowed upon faculty by TTUS.

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