International award for Faculty of Pharmacy academic

9 July 2013

Associate Professor Parisa Aslani, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney.
Associate Professor Parisa Aslani, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney.

The Faculty of Pharmacy's Associate Professor Parisa Aslani will head to the United Kingdom in September to accept the 2013 Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Pharmacy Research UK Award and present a lecture on her work.

The prestigious honour awards individuals who demonstrate leadership and make a significant contribution to the field of pharmacy practice research.

The award is recognition of Associate Professor Aslani's international reputation as an expert in her fields of research - consumer medicine information (CMI), and adherence to therapy.

A current holder of the prestigious University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship, Associate Professor Aslani is conducting research to develop and evaluate useable patient medicine information documents to meet consumer needs, and ensure optimal delivery by healthcare professionals.

Her research in CMI has in recent years attracted several significant grants and fostered a number of collaborations with researchers from the United States and Europe, as well as with other Australian universities.

"It is a great honour to receive this award and to be recognised for the quality and significance of the research that I have done and continue to do so in the area of medicine information and adherence," said Associate Professor Aslani.

"I believe the award is not only a recognition of the work that I do, but also that of the research teams I am a part of, and most importantly the students I have worked with in the last 14 years," she said.

Chair of the Pharmacy Research UK Board of Trustees, Professor Anthony Smith said Associate Professor Aslani is "a most deserving recipient of this award".

"Her research focus shows an ambition to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients which is at the heart of our aspirations for Pharmacy Research UK," said Professor Smith.

"It is important to build relationships with international colleagues to promote the spread of knowledge and engage in dialogue about shared interests."

Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Professor Iqbal Ramzan also commended her accomplishment.

"On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate Parisa on her great achievement. This award is due recognition for the outstanding work she has performed here," said Professor Ramzan.

"Parisa demonstrates a diligent and dynamic approach to her research, which is not only evidenced by her achievements, but also the influence and benefits her work will yield for the pharmaceutical industry, consumers, health practitioners and policy makers in Australia and other countries," he said.

The Pharmacy Research UK conference will be held in Birmingham, UK on 8-9 September. Associate Professor Aslani's lecture will present the 'story' of CMI, with specific emphasis on recent research within Australia and collaborations with researchers at the Universities of Leeds and York.

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