Chen, Fischbach Earn Apple Teaching Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Fischbach and Xin Chen have won prestigious Apple Teaching Awards for Fall 2015.

These awards recognize faculty members whose student evaluations rank Outstanding, equaling or exceeding a score of 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Dean Joe Guglielmo said that Xin and Michael had “made the classroom come alive for our students; [their] expertise and commitment to helping students learn has enriched the academic experience of our students in untold ways.”

Both Xin and Michael have won this award multiple times—and, in the case of Xin, she has earned it an extraordinary 11 times!

Please join me in congratulating Michael and Xin.


Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.