U of M Outstanding Achievement Award

Makarand Jawadekar

Mak Jawadekar

Dr. Makarand (Mak) Jawadekar was nominated by the College of Pharmacy and has been selected by the University All Honors Committee as the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes those alumni who have attained unusual distinction in their chosen fields or professions or in public service, and who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership on a community, state, national, or international level.  Mak graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Doctor of Philosophy Degree through the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics in 1982. He went on to establish himself as an industry leader and dedicated his professional career to furthering healthcare and pharmacy practice through research and leadership. Mak began his career at Pfizer immediately after graduating and went on to serve in numerous leadership roles, as well as contributing immensely to important formulary research efforts that have impacted millions of people throughout the world, including significant work on the Covid-19 vaccine. Mak has stayed actively engaged with the College of Pharmacy as a mentor and contributor to career pathway round tables. Mak’s professional and volunteer career are indicative of University of Minnesota and College of Pharmacy Alums - committed, loyal and examples of excellence.