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Friday, October 4, 2013
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2013 Outstanding Alumni Awards
Dr. Karen Seibert, '84, is this year’s Distinguished Alumna. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor and distinction the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Affiliate bestows on an alumnus in recognition of outstanding career achievement in pharmacy or healthcare, including research, teaching, administration, publishing, etc.
Dr. Seibert, who earned a master’s degree in pharmacology from The University of Toledo in 1984, is professor of pathology and immunology, professor of genetics, and director of Genomics and Pathology Services at Washington University School of Medicine.
Her work is focused on identifying clinical and translational research programs that have significant potential to lead to improvements in diagnosis or treatment of disease.
Dr. Seibert received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Northwestern University, a Master of Science in pharmacology from The University of Toledo, and a PhD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis before joining Monsanto in 1991. Dr. Seibert has delivered many papers worldwide in the areas of inflammation, pain, and cancer research and has coauthored nearly one hundred scholarly publications. Read more
Nadine Shehab, PharmD, MPH will receive the Outstanding Young Alumna Award from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Affiliate. This award is bestowed on an alumnus who is 40 years of age or younger and displays leadership and professional excellence in pharmacy or healthcare.
Dr. Shehab,who earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Toledo in 2002, is a Senior Service Fellow in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) and senior scientist in the DHQP Medication Safety Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She provides leadership in pharmacoepidemiologic analyses and pharmaceutical sciences for a national hospital emergency department-based public health surveillance system (NEISS-CADES) that is a joint CDC, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activity utilized for monitoring outpatient adverse drug events. These national surveillance data have served as the basis for medication safety targets set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and have been cited by members of Congress in calling for coordinated federal efforts at reducing adverse drug events. Dr. Shehab has served as the principal or co-investigator for various medication safety-related studies that have been published in leading medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics, and that have been the recipients of CDC-wide awards and nominations for outstanding scientific papers. Read more