Assistant Professor Philip E. Empey, PharmD, PhD is the recipient of the University of Pittsburgh 2018 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes the considerable impact Empey has on the teaching mission of the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics in the School of Pharmacy. His individual efforts stand as an inspiring example of excellence in the role of University teacher.

Empey was a leader in the development of the program “Test2LearnTM”, which allows students to use their own genetic information to answer questions about drug therapy. He earned the 2014 Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence award along with the 2015 Innovation in Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Empey also received the 2017 Teacher of the Year award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. As the creator and coordinator of an inter-institutional journal club for PhD students, he continues to develop innovative programs and opportunities to foster experiential learning for students.


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