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Alexavier Estrada, Ph.D.
Determining Structural Basis of Trimethoprim Resistance in Gram-positive and Gram-negative Bacteria
Discipline: Medicinal Chemistry
Major Advisor: Dr. Dennis Wright

Wei-Chung Luo, Ph.D.
Impact of formulation and freezing variations on the quality and stability of freeze-dried nanoparticles
Discipline: Pharmaceutics
Major Advisor: Dr. Xiuling Lu

Sara Puckett, Ph.D.
Evolution-driven Symbiosis as Described by Chemical Identification within Trachymyrmex septentrionalis Ant Fungus Gardens
Discipline: Medicinal Chemistry
Major Advisor: Dr. Balunas

Robert Samples, Ph.D.
Computational Approaches to Untargeted Metabolomics for Natural Products Discovery from Complex Microbial Systems
Discipline: Medicinal Chemistry
Major Advisor: Dr. Marcy Balunas

Sameera Sansare, Ph.D.
Development of an Experimentally Validated CFDDEM Coupled Model of a Fluidized Bed Dryer
Discipline: Pharmaceutics
Major Advisor: Dr. Bodhi Chaudhuri

Megan Schladetsch, Ph.D.
Development and Screening of Phage-encoded Single-chain Variable Fragment Libraries against Butryophilin Proteins to Probe Immune Response
Discipline: Medicinal Chemistry

Gowtham Yenduri, Ph.D.
Continuous Manufacturing of Multi-drug Loaded Liposomal Formulations
Discipline: Pharmaceutics
Major Advisor: Dr. Diane Burgess

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Florjan Bablusha, Pharm. D.

Zoe Barlow, Pharm. D.

Reiham Barmo, Pharm. D.

Isabella Bean, Pharm. D.

Syuleyman Bektashev, Pharm. D.

Alexandra Bieniek, Pharm. D.

Amal Bittar, Pharm. D.

Jonathan Blais, Pharm. D.

Lauren Bronson, Pharm. D.

Joshua Bulkovitch, Pharm. D.

Madison Burns, Pharm. D.

Bryanna Cabral, Pharm. D.

Karen Chen, Pharm. D.

Chaohao Chen, Pharm. D.

Hye Ryun Chong, Pharm. D.

Alexander Connery, Pharm. D.

Francesca Coppola, Pharm. D.

William Cordingley, Pharm. D.

Lindsay Dalton, Pharm. D.

Madeleine DePinho, Pharm. D.

Jason Diaz, Pharm. D.

Kyra Durfee, Pharm. D.

Osama ElSherbini, Pharm. D.

Christopher Epps, Pharm. D.

Natalie Espeso, Pharm. D.

Cameron Geerinck, Pharm. D.

Dominique Gelineau, Pharm. D.

Aboli Ghatpande, Pharm. D.

Wilmer Gonzalez, Pharm. D.

John Guman, Pharm. D.

Ying Han, Pharm. D.

Sophia Hanisch, Pharm. D.

Kevin Ho, Pharm. D.

Sidra Iqbal, Pharm. D.

Sreya Julakanti, Pharm. D.

Hooman Kashi, Pharm. D.

Jamie Kasiewicz, Pharm. D.

Muryam Khan, Pharm. D.

Sidra Khan, Pharm. D.

Phirin Khen, Pharm. D.

Robert Koziol, Pharm. D.

Maria Latta, Pharm. D.

Peter LeMere, Pharm. D.

Cindy Li, Pharm. D.

Sunna Liu, Pharm. D.

Megan Machnicz, Pharm. D.

Meghan Mahoney, Pharm. D.

Gregory Mazzie, Pharm. D.

Ariel Methoxha, Pharm. D.

Alexandra Mills, Pharm. D.

Emma Moriarty, Pharm. D.

Ryan Moriarty, Pharm. D.

Nicolas Moyaux, Pharm. D.

Sarah Pacheco, Pharm. D.

Amanda Pan, Pharm. D.

Christine Pan, Pharm. D.

Anna Prisco, Pharm. D.

Alice Rivard, Pharm. D.

Christian Rohach, Pharm. D.

Cara Rotatori, Pharm. D.

Meghan Ryan, Pharm. D.

Stephanie Ryzyk, Pharm. D.

Lindsey Sawtelle, Pharm. D.

Gabriella Scala, Pharm. D.

Mia Sgamboti, Pharm. D.

Mehak Sharma, Pharm. D.

Dong (Brian) Shin, Pharm. D.

Sarah Shreiteh, Pharm. D.

Matthew Staid, Pharm. D.

Lindsey Taupier, Pharm. D.

James Thurston, Pharm. D.

Tiana Tran, Pharm. D.

Jillian Tremont, Pharm. D.

Leanne Varga, Pharm. D.

Hanna Vetrovec, Pharm. D.

Roy Walton, Pharm. D.

Risa Wan, Pharm. D.

Yifeng (Ethan) Wang, Pharm. D.

Aileen Yum-Chan, Pharm. D.

Ming (May) Zhang, Pharm. D.

Yiwen (Kristy) Zhang, Pharm. D.

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Honors and Tracks – Class of 2022

Urban Service Track Scholar, Zoë Barlow

LEADERS Track Scholar, Reiham Barmo

Pediatric Pharmacy Track Scholar, Lindsay Dalton

LEADERS Track Scholar Kyra Durfee Key-rah

Urban Service Track and Honors Scholar, Osama ElSherbini - Osama earned his honors designation for a thesis entitled, “Personality Traits and the Correlation with Medication Adherence: A Narrative Review and Proposed Utility in Patient Care.” His advisor is Dr. Nathaniel Rickles.

Urban Service Track Scholar, Natalie Camille Espeso

Honors Scholar, Aboli Ghatpande - Aboli earned her Honors designation for a thesis entitled, “ The Youth Vaping Epidemic.” Her advisor is Dr. Fei Wang.

Pediatric Pharmacy Track Scholar, Ying Han

LEADERS Track Scholar, Kevin Ho

Urban Service Track Scholar, Sidra Iqbal

LEADERS Track Scholar, Hooman Kashi

Urban Service Track Scholar, Sidra Khan

Dual Degree Recipient Phirin earns both a Pharm.D. and MBA

LEADERS Track Scholar, Robert Koziol Rob-ert Koh-shull

University Scholar, Honors Scholar and LEADERS Track Scholar Maria Latta - Maria earned her honors designation for a thesis entitled, “Clinical Impact of Pharmacist Driven Medication Therapy Management Public Health Initiative.” Her advisor is Dr. Nathaniel Rickles.

Urban Service Track Scholar, Megan Teresa Machnicz

LEADERS Track Scholar, Gregory Mazzie

LEADERS Track Scholar, Sarah Michelle Pacheco

Honors Scholar, Pharmaceutical Science Scholar and LEADERS Track Scholar Amanda Pan – Amanda earned her honors designation for a thesis entitled, “Thin Film Formulation of Acetaminophen for Rapid Dissolution and Absorption.” Her advisor is Dr. Diane Burgess.

Honors Scholar and Urban Service Track Scholar Christine Pan  - Christine earned her honors designation for a thesis entitled, “The Benefit of Interprofessional Education Between Pharmacy and Medical Students in Migrant Farm Worker Clinics.” Her advisor is Dr. Devra Dang.

Pediatric Pharmacy Track Scholar, Cara Rotatori

Honors Scholar and LEADERS Track Scholar, Stephanie Ryzyk – Stephanie earned her honors designation for a thesis entitled, “The Role of P&T Committees, Monographs, and the AMCP P&T Competition.” Her advisor is Dr. Christina Polomoff.

Honors Scholar and Salutatorian Lindsey Sawtelle - Lindsey Earned her honors designation for her thesis entitled “Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Patients with Cancer.” Her advisor is Dr. Lisa Holle.

LEADERS Track and Honors Scholar, Mehak Sharma - Mehak earned her honors designation for her thesis entitled “A Narrative Review: Pharmacy Intervention Fidelity.” Her adviser is Dr. Nathaniel Rickles.

Honors Scholar and Pharmaceutical Science Track Scholar, Matt Staid  – Matt earned his honors designation for a thesis entitled, “The Potential of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins as Drug Targets.” His advisor is Dr. Brian Aneskievich.

Honors Scholar and Urban Service Track Scholar James Thurston – James earned his honors designation for a thesis entitled “Primary Care Provider Perspectives on the Roles of Clinical Pharmacists in Community Pharmacies and Primary Care Teams.” His advisor is Dr. Marie Smith.

Honors Scholar, Tiana Tran – Tiana earned her honors designation for a thesis entitled, “The Impact of State Regulations on Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescribing and Dispensing at the Connecticut County Level.” Her advisor is Dr. Nathaniel Rickles.

LEADERS Track Scholar,Leanne Varga

Honors Scholar, Ethan Wang  - Ethan earned his honors designation for a thesis entitled, “Approaches to Reducing Use and Duration of Anti-MRSA Agents for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Review of Recent Literature.” His advisor is Dr. Jennifer Girotto.

Honors Scholar, Yiwen Kristy Zhang  – Kristy earned her honors designation for a thesis entitled, “Pharmacist’s Role in Pharmacogenomics.” Her advisor is Dr. Xiao-bo Zhong.

Honors Scholar, Urban Service Track Scholar, and Valedictorian, Ming May Zhang - May earned her honors designation for her thesis entitled, “The Growth of Small Interference RNA-Based Therapeutics: From Failure to Frontrunner.” Her adviser is Dr. Xiao-bo Zhong.

Awards – Class of 2022

Academy of Students of Pharmacy Certificate of Recognition, Roy Walton

John Basile Memorial Fund, Robert Koziol

John Basile Memorial Fund, Kevin Ho

Alex Cardoni Award in Psychiatric Pharmacy, Isabella Bean

Connecticut Alumni Chapter of the Alpha Zeta Omega, Nu Chapter Pharmaceutical Fraternity Award, Ming May Zhang

Connecticut Alumni Chapter of the Alpha Zeta Omega, Nu Chapter Pharmaceutical Fraternity Award, Lindsey Sawtelle

Connecticut Society of Health Systems Pharmacist Award, Lauren Bronson

Dean Gustavus Eliot Award, Mehak Sharma

Dean Henry S. Johnson Award, Cara Rotatori

Dean Harold G. Hewitt Award, Yiwen Kristy Zhang

Dean Arthur E. Schwarting Award, Chaohao Chen

Dean Karl A. Nieforth Award, Amanda Pan

Dean Michael C. Gerald Award, Ming May Zhang

Dean Robert L. McCarthy Award, Matthew Staid

Dean James Halpert, Maria Latta

Alfred D. Ford Diversity Award, Yiwen Kristy Zhang

Patrick Garvin Memorial Award, Emma Moriarty

Edmund E. Goodmaster, Sr. Pharmacy Award, Amanda Pan

Robert C. Greib Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Award, Anna Prisco

Ethel J. Heath Keys, Lindsay Dalton

Lawrence Karp Memorial Prize, Maria Latta

Lambda Kappa Sigma Ableman Chrysanthemum Achievement Award, Leanne Varga

James T. Malaney '10 Community Service Award, Cindy Li

Merck Award (Academic Performance), Christine Pan

Merck Award (Academic Performance), Stephanie Ryzyk

Joseph A. Muccino Memorial Award, Reiham Barmo

Viatris Exvellence in Pharmacy Award, Aboli Ghatpande

Charles A. Pergola Student Internship Award, Robert Koziol

Charles A. Pergola Student Internship Award, Mehak Sharma

Charles A. Pergola Student Internship Award, Amanda Pan

Charles A. Pergola Student Internship Award, Matthew Staid

Pharmacy Commission Award, Hanna Vetrovec

Joseph W. Prokop Memorial Prize, Christopher Epps

Rho Chi Honor Society -- Alpha Gamma Chapter Senior Award, Ming May Zhang

School of Pharmacy Alumni Memorial Award, Natalie Espeso

School of Pharmacy Alumni Memorial Award, Sophia Hanisch

School of Pharmacy Communication Award, James Thurston

School of Pharmacy Faculty Recognition Award, Hooman Kashi

School of Pharmacy Faculty Recognition Award, Tiana Tran

School of Pharmacy Faculty Recognition Award, Sunna Liu

School of Pharmacy Mortar & Pestle Professionalism Award, Leanne Varga

School of Pharmacy Mortar & Pestle Professionalism Award, Yifeng Ethan Wang

School of Pharmacy Patient Care Award, Meghan Ryan

United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award, Osama ElSherbini

Louis F. Villa Memorial Award, Ming May Zhang

Associate Dean Donna Fournier, Sarah Shreiteh

Associate Dean Kevin Sweeny, Jonathan Blais

Associate Dean Kenneth Speranza, Mia Sgamboti

Associate Dean Andrea Hubbard, Madison Burns

Associate Dean Philip Hritcko, Robert Koziol

CPA Student Leadership Award, Roy Walton

Louis Kazin Journalism Award, Isabella Bean

Dr. William Baker and Professor Jeannette Wick – 2022 Teachers of the Year

Dr. Xiaobo Zhong – 2022 Faculty Research Advising Award

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