Carston Wagner Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 26, 2020

Carston Wagner, PhD, has been named the recipient of a 2019-20 University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education. Those who receive this award are designated Distinguished University Teaching Professors and become members of the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers

According to the University provost’s letter of congratulations, this honor “is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in graduate and professional education...This award reflects the University’s strong and enduring commitment to quality graduate and professional education at the University of Minnesota.” 

Dr. Wagner is a professor and endowed chair in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. His research laboratory focuses on the development of new anti-cancer and antiviral therapies, as well as novel non-opioid pain medications.


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The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, the only school of pharmacy in Minnesota, offers its program on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Founded in 1892, the College of Pharmacy educates pharmacists and scientists, and engages in research and practice to improve the health of the people of Minnesota and society. The college is part of the health sciences, which are home to the University of Minnesota’s six health professional schools and colleges as well as several health-related centers and institutes.