Jon Schommer Receives Research Achievement Award in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL
Feb. 7, 2019

Jon C. Schommer, MS, PhD, RPH, associate department head and professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, will receive the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Research Achievement Award in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding, meritorious achievement in any of the pharmaceutical sciences.

He was recognized for being "a true scholar, research scientist and passionate pharmacist in the areas of economic, social and administrative sciences." Schommer has moved pharmacy forward through teaching and research in the domain of medication optimization that translated research findings to patients, practice and communities.

"This recognition brings gratitude for the mentors and colleagues who support me unconditionally and teach me what it means to be kind as a scholar. Their kindness has given me confidence to pursue things in my life that I would not have dreamed of on my own," said Schommer. "The rich diversity that surrounds me right now is overflowing with an authentic kindness – this sustains me and is revealing the vast array of opportunities around us. It is a pure delight to awaken each morning to opportunities that let me do things out of gratitude and thankfulness – in all circumstances. A lot of this has to do with relationships that nurture growth, inspire perseverance in learning, are life-giving, and give a spirit of joy and hope."

Schommer will be officially recognized at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Seattle, March 22–25.

Contact: 

Amy Leslie, College of Pharmacy, 612-624-7654, johns423@umn.edu