ACCP Recognition Award Winners

2021 ACCP Recognition Award Winners

Our distinguished Recognition Award Winner presentations will be held at 10:00 AM ET on September 14th, 16th and 17th. You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn about their career paths and scientific contributions to clinical pharmacology.


William D. Figg, Sr, PharmD, MBAACCP Distinguished Investigator Award 

William D. Figg, Sr, PharmD, MBA – Senior Investigator & Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Program, National Cancer Inst, National Inst of Health, Bethesda, MD

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.

Thaddues H. Grasela, Jr, PharmD, PhDACCP Honorary Fellowship Award 

Thaddeus H. Grasela, PharmD, PhD – Executive Vice President, Cognigen Corp 

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.

Joseph S. Bertino, Jr, PharmD, FCP, FCCPNathaniel T. Kwit Memorial Distinguished Service Award 

Joseph S. Bertino, Jr, PharmD, FCCP, FCP - Principal, Bertino Consulting & Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

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.

Alexander A. Vinks, PharmD, PhD, FCPRoger Jelliffe Individualized Therapy Award

Alexander A. Vinks, PhD, PharmD, FCP - Professor, Pediatrics & Pharmacology, Univ of Cincinnati, Coll of Medicine

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.

Gilbert J. Burckart, PharmDHartmut Derendorf Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award

Gilbert J. Burckart, PharmD, FCP - Associate Director for Pediatrics, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, US Food & Drug Administration

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.

Luning (Ada) Zhuang, PhDMcKeen Cattell Memorial Award

Luning (Ada) Zhuang, PhD - Clinical Pharmacology Team Leader, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, US Food & Drug Administration

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.

“Evaluation of Hemodialysis Effect on Pharmacokinetics of Meropenem/Vaborbactam in End-stage Renal Disease Patients Using Modeling and Simulation". Authors: Luning Zhuang, PhD, Yichao Yu, PhD, Xiaohui Wei, PhD, Jeffry Florian, PhD, Seong H Jang, PhD, Kellie S. Reynolds, PharmD and Yaning Wang, PhD. Published in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Volume 60, Issue 8, pages 1011 – 1021, August, 2020.