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Ryan Beechinor receives Bowl of Hygeia award

Friday, May 16, 2014: At the PharmD graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 15, Class of 2014 graduate Ryan Beechinor, PharmD, received the School of Pharmacy Bowl of Hygeia Award. The Bowl of Hygeia Award is the highest honor given to a graduating student in the School of Pharmacy. The award was presented by Robert Levin, PharmD, president of the UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association which sponsors the award. To be nominated as a finalist for the award is a high honor, and the other Class of 2014 finalists were:

  • Christine Bui, PharmD
  • Tien Ho, PharmD
  • Gary Lau, PharmD
  • Chad Rockwell, PharmD

The following citation, read during the graduation ceremony, represents a compilation of comments from fellow students and School of Pharmacy faculty regarding Ryan:

Ryan Beechinor brings to colleagues and patients boundless enthusiasm for the profession of pharmacy and its advancement. Ryan constantly strives to better those around him; he seeks interprofessional collaborations and demonstrates pride in his profession at every juncture. He is tireless in pursuit of teaching, innovative in his approach to improving systems and passionate about the science of pharmacy. An excellent student and strong leader, Ryan never hesitates to help his classmates; his positive attitude, work ethic, and dedication to pharmacy are evident in all he does. He has an innate desire to motivate and teach the next generation and a gift for making complex science understandable. Ryan demonstrates a drive to think creatively about the profession, explore novel ways of addressing issues, and a willingness to innovate and think differently. A change agent through word and deed, Ryan “owns” the pharmacy profession. Ryan gives of himself without measure and is certain to be a leading light for the next generation of practitioners.

About the award

The Bowl of Hygeia Award is the highest honor given to a graduating student in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco.

Bowl of Hygeia Award First presented in 1966, this honor is bestowed upon a student by fellow classmates and the faculty, and it recognizes the individual who best exemplifies the qualities most desirable in a pharmacist in action, thought, and attitude. Most important of these attributes are leadership, ability, enthusiasm, and dedication, not only as they relate to the profession of pharmacy, but also to humankind.

The UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association presents a uniquely designed representation of the Bowl of Hygeia to the recipient at the Graduation Ceremony each year. The award is named for Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health, and is recognized as a symbol of the profession of pharmacy.

About the sponsor

The UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association exists to support and champion the alumni, faculty, and students of the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Activities of the Association include hosting mentor nights and events at professional conferences, offering financial support to student organizations, and honoring Distinguished Alumni.

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Bowl Of Hygeia recipients

Bowl Of Hygeia recipients

Year

Recipient

2014

Ryan Beechinor

2013

Pan Pan Wong

2012

Shaily Arora

2011

Krystal Pong

2010

Megan McCurdy

2009

Grace Lin

2008

Troy Drysdale

2007

JoAl Mayor

2006

Eric J. Ip

2005

Fanny Li

2004

Jennifer Namba

2003

Julie Mei Lee

2002

Conan MacDougall

2001

Mary Katherine Ramos

2000

Timothy W. Cutler

1999

Mark A. Baje

1998

Virginia L. Chu

1997

David M. Barbour

1996

Jeanette M. Logan

1995

Jeanne L. Lucich

1994

Sandra L. Baldinger

1993

Kimberley A. Camp

1992

Rita A. Jue

1991

Kristin Oberg

1990

Donna Schroeder

1989

Valerie Tada

1988

Marilyn R. Hedges

1987

Pamela M. Salas

1986

Craig R. Ballard

1985

William J. Guss

1984

Scott M. Fields

1983

Stewart K. Akahoshi

1982

No award given

1981

Virginia E. White

1980

Manuel Saltiel

1979

Donald E. Schneider

1978

Dena L. Barker

1977

Roger G. Walker

1976

Kim Coutts

1975

Recognizing the unique qualities of each individual

1974

Unamarie Clibon

1973

Stephen L. Barriere

1972

Lawrence L. Fleckenstein

1971

Sheila West

1970

Eddie L. Boyd

1969

Daniel E. Furtado

1968

John B. Young

1967

Phillip D. Hansten

1966

Richard B. Froh

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