Five School of Pharmacy trainees earn honors from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Five trainees in the UCSF School of Pharmacy have earned the 2022 Presidential Trainee Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (ASCPT) in recognition of the outstanding quality of their research endeavors.

The trainees, ranging from PhD students to postdoctoral researchers, were among 21 individuals from around the U.S. who earned the highest scores among abstracts accepted for presentation at ASCPT’s annual conference.

Awardees will first be honored during ASCPT’s Network and Community Experience from January 10–14, 2022. They will also be acknowledged at the ASCPT 2022 Annual Meeting during the Showcase of Top Trainee Abstracts on Wednesday, March 16 from 6:15–7:15 p.m., and their posters will be on display for the entire duration of the meeting.

Congratulations to Mari, Agathe, Vincent, Emma, and Huy!


Agathe Béranger, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher, Savic Lab

Developmental pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics of isoniazid in predominantly low-birth-weight or preterm infants with or without HIV exposure


Mari Cayabyab, PharmD ’20

UCSF Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Postdoctoral Training Program, Oni-Orisan Lab

2022 Jason Morrow, MD Presidential Trainee Award Recipient

Coronary heart disease polygenic risk score modifies statin relative risk reduction for the primary prevention of myocardial infarction in a real-world cohort


Vincent Chang, BSc

PhD student in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (PSPG), Savic Lab

Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis of primary clinical outcomes in treating drug-sensitive tuberculosis with four-month high-dose rifapentine with and without moxifloxacin (Study 31/A5349)


Emma Hughes, BA

PhD student in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (PSPG), Savic and Aweeka Labs

Optimizing dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine regimens for malaria prevention in pregnant women using repeated ECG and parasite density measures


Huy Ngo, PharmD, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher, Giacomini Lab

Weight-based dosing is not needed for rifampicin for patients with tuberculosis (TB): PK evidence from TBTC Study 31/A5349


Data-driven drug dosing speeds tuberculosis treatment to four months


School of Pharmacy, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, PharmD Degree Program

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