PSA Media Releases – Jeff Hughes Award

December 12, 2014
Professor Jeff Hughes congratulated on prestigious award

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has congratulated PSA Board member Professor Jeff Hughes on being awarded the 2014Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association (APSA) Medal.

The medal is APSA’s highest accolade to recognise excellence and a significant contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.

National President of the PSA, Grant Kardachi, said Professor Hughes was a most worthy recipient of the accolade.

“Professor Hughes is a leading figure in developing and implementing innovation in pharmacy practice and his work in setting the groundwork for pharmacy moving forward is internationally recognised,” Mr Kardachi said.

“He is also well known and highly regarded for his work in the areas pharmaceutical sciences research and pharmacy education in both Australia and New Zealand.

“This APSA Medal joins other prestigious awards Professor Hughes has won, including Pharmacist of the Year in the PSA Excellence Awards.”

Mr Kardachi said Professor Hughes had built a global reputation for his commitment to teaching and learning and has published more than 200 research and professional papers and contributed to 17 books.

“I know that he puts great value on ensuring there is a strong and targeted focus on evidence-based teaching for undergraduates, postgraduates and practitioners in pharmacy and other allied disciplines,” Mr Kardachi said.

“He brings that commitment to the Board of PSA where his insight and input is helping the Society establish career and practice pathways for pharmacists.

“As the pharmacy environment changes, it is critical that we develop these pathways so that pharmacists have a sustainable and viable future, and Professor Hughes’ experience and innovative thinking are fundamental to this process.”

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