ACCP Recognition Award Winners

2022 ACCP Recognition Award Winners


Kim LR Brouwer, PharmD, PhDACCP Distinguished Investigator Award 

Kim LR Brouwer, PharmD, PhD – WR Kenan, Jr, Distinguished Professor & Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Univ of North Carolina-at Chapel Hill

The ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award is given annually and is intended to recognize superior scientific expertise and accomplishments by a senior investigator, usually involving a distinct area of research in basic or clinical pharmacology for which the individual is internationally known. The candidate need not be a Member or Fellow of ACCP.

For more information on Dr. Brouwer's career achievements please view her CV.


Balaji Agoram, PhDACCP Honorary Fellowship Award

Balaji Agoram, PhD – Vice President & Head of Pharmacology, Arcus Biosciences Inc

The ACCP Honorary Fellowship Award is given annually to a Non-member of ACCP and is meant to recognize primary activities within the immediate domain of clinical pharmacology. The award recognizes overall contributions to the field, rather than for any particular scientific work, by a senior investigator or authority having a national or international reputation in the scientific, public service, legislative, governmental or other area of endeavor impacting the field.

For more information on Dr. Agoram's career achievements please view his CV.


Honghui Zhou, PhDNathaniel T. Kwit Memorial Distinguished Service Award

Honghui Zhou, PhD – US Head, Pharmacometrics, Senior Director/Janssen Fellow, Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics, Janssen Research & Development

The Nathaniel T. Kwit Memorial Distinguished Service Award is given in memory of the late Nathaniel T. Kwit, MD, FCP, a founding Fellow of ACCP, who served as a Regent for five years and as Treasurer for 20 years. The primary intent of this award is to recognize accomplishments of a general nature which benefit the field of clinical pharmacology. These may be in the area of teaching, administration, service with ACCP, long-term and wide-ranging scientific studies having practical importance, and other service-related functions. It is differentiated from the ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award in that it is not intended to recognize any distinct area of scientific investigation, but rather an overall contribution to the field. The candidate must an ACCP Member or Fellow.

For more information on Dr. Zhou's career achievements please view his CV.


Andrea N. Edginton, PhDRoger Jelliffe Individualized Therapy Award

Andrea N. Edginton, PhD – Hallman Director, School of Pharmacy, Univ of Waterloo

The Roger Jelliffe Individualized Therapy Award is given annually to a Member or Non-member of ACCP and is intended to recognize an individual who significantly advances the field of personalized medicine by improving the use of drugs or biologics in patients.

For more information on Dr. Edginton's career achievements please view her CV.


Lisa J. Benincosa, PhDHartmut Derendorf Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award

Lisa J. Benincosa, PhD – Senior Vice-President & Global Head of Translational Medicine, EMD Serono, A Business of Merck KGaA

The Hartmut Derendorf Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award is given annually to an awardee who demonstrates exemplary promotion of clinical pharmacology, with emphasis on training/guidance of junior scientists and/or colleagues.

For more information on Dr. Benincosa's career achievements please view her CV.


Mohamed Elmeliegy, PhDMcKeen Cattell Memorial Award

Mohamed Elmeliegy, PhD – Director, Clinical Pharmacology, Pfizer Inc

The McKeen Cattell Memorial Award is given in memory of the late McKeen Cattell, MD, PhD, FCP, the first editor of The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (JCP) and co-founder of ACCP. This award is given annually, recognizing an outstanding research paper published in the JCP during the preceding year. The award is typically presented to the first author of the paper.

“Discordance Between Child-Pugh and National Cancer Institute Classifications for Hepatic Dysfunction: Implications on Dosing Recommendations for Oncology Compounds” Authors: Mohamed Elmeliegy, PhD, Derek Z. Yang, BS, Engie Salama, PharmD, Kourosh Parivar, MPharm and Diane D. Wang, PhD. Published in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Volume 61, Issue 1, pages 105-115, January, 2021.

For more information on Dr. Elmeliegy's career achievements please view his BIO.


Ahmed Salem, PhDTanabe Young Investigator Award

Ahmed Salem, PhD – Director, Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics, AbbVie Inc

The Tanabe Young Investigator Award is given on a biannual basis (on even numbered years), and is funded by a grant from Tanabe Research Labs USA. The award recognizes the significant contributions of an investigator who has made unusual strides in research related to clinical pharmacology and whose career shows promise of outstanding achievements at a relatively early stage, typically 10-12 years post-research degree.

For more information on Dr. Salem's career achievements please view his CV.