Robert Valuck, MS '92, PHD '94, is the recipient of this year's Sister Margaret Wright Graduate Award in recognition of his commitment to students and dedication to the profession of pharmacy. A two-time graduate of the College of Pharmacy, Valuck is a professor in the department of clinical practice at the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy, where he began his career in academia following his graduation from UIC. Throughout his career, Valuck has demonstrated great success in the core missions of our University: Teaching, research and public service.
His commitment to teaching and nurturing the next wave of clinicians and scientists is evidenced by the number of hours spent in direct contact with students through instruction, and through the various roles he has served in their development and maturation. Be it as an advisor, guest lecturer or preceptor, Valuck has played an integral part in the skill development of his students.
Valuck's dedication to students is matched also with his commitment to service in the profession of pharmacy, both locally and nationally. He serves as an external reviewer for a number of professional and scientific journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and Clinical Therapeutics. In his own community, Valuck volunteers to assist the Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force as well as the Colorado Pharmacy Coalition. Through these efforts, as well as his many scholarly articles and book chapters, he has achieved national recognition. Often he is a featured speaker at national and international professional organization meetings. Beyond all of the aforementioned accomplishments, Valuck has distinguished himself as a highly productive, creative, and innovative scientist. His most significant contributions are in the disciplines of Pharmacoepidemiology, health services research and the evaluation of drug-related policy. As a testament to the significance of his research, Valuck continues to receive extramural funding for his work and has been recognized with a number of research awards. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in a number of outstanding journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and the Journal
of Clinical Epidemiology.
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