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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.
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His research focuses on hazardous chemicals found in food, tobacco smoke, and medicinal herbs which metabolize in our bodies and cause genetic damage that can lead to cancer.
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