2019 ACCP Recognition Award Winners

Julie A. Johnson, PharmD ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award 

Julie A. Johnson, PharmD – Dean & Distinguished Professor, Univ of Florida Coll of Pharmacy 

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. See Dr Johnson's bio.

Amarnath Sharma, MPharm, PhD ACCP Honorary Fellowship Award

Amarnath Sharma, MPharm, PhD – Vice President, Global Head, Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics, Janssen R&D 

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 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. See Dr Sharma's bio.

Peter Wiernik, MD Nathaniel T. Kwit Memorial Distinguished Service Award

Peter Wiernik, MD – President, Cancer Research Fdtn

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 or 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. See Dr Wiernik's bio.

James Truong, PharmD McKeen Cattell Memorial Award 

James Truong, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator of Infectious Diseases, Brooklyn Hosp Ctr 

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.

This year’s award-winning journal article is: “Individualized Pharmacokinetic Dosing of Vancomycin Reduces Time to Therapeutic Trough Concentrations in Critically lll Patients” Authors: James Truong, PharmD, Shawn R. Smith, PharmD, John J. Veillette, PharmD and Steven C. Forland, PharmD. Published in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Volume 58, Issue 9, pages 1123 – 1130, June, 2018.

Guenther Hochhaus, PhD Bristol-Myers Squibb Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award

Guenther Hochhaus, PhD – Professor, Univ of Florida Coll of Pharmacy

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Mentorship in Clinical Pharmacology Award is given to an awardee who demonstrates exemplary promotion of clinical pharmacology, with emphasis on training/guidance of junior scientists and/or colleagues. See Dr Hochhaus' bio.

Diane R. Mould, PhD, FCP, FAAPS Roger Jelliffe Individualized Therapy Award

Diane R. Mould, PhD, FCP, FAAPS – President, Projections Research Inc 

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. See Dr Mould's bio.