Prestigious Award for Dr Danielle Stowasser
UQ Pharmacy Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr Danielle Stowasser, has been awarded the prestigious Bowl of Hygeia by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
The award recognises an exceptional individual service to the profession and is awarded to a member of PSA who has demonstrated a consistently high standard of professional practice in support of the principles of pharmacy service to the community.
Dr Stowasser received the award for for her leadership and innovation in the area of Quality Use of Medicines and Patient Safety.
When asked what it meant to be honoured with the award, Dr Stowasser said “Recognition of your achievements by your peers is most rewarding; especially in your home state and in the presence of those most highly respected within the pharmacy and broader medicines arena. I am very honoured”.
The award was presented the the PSA's annual dinner in November. Outgoing Queensland State President of PSA, Associate Professor Lisa Nissen, said the awards were a highlight of the year and were worthy recognition for some of the outstanding people in the profession in Queensland.
“Every year the quality seems to get higher and this year was no exception with the judges finding it a very difficult task to single out the eventual recipients of the award,” Associate Professor Nissen said.
“I think this highlights the very high standards of teaching and practice in this State.
“I congratulate all the winners and indeed everyone else in the profession who has made such great contributions during the year.”
Pictured: Dr Danielle Stowasser