Bowl of Hygeia Award

Patricia Pepa receives Bowl of Hygeia award

2015 Bowl of Hygeia recipient Patricia Pepa, PharmD, with presenter and president of the UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association Robert Levin, PharmD ’64.

Friday, May 8, 2015: At the PharmD commencement on Friday, May 8, Class of 2015 graduate Patricia Pepa, PharmD, received the School of Pharmacy Bowl of Hygeia Award. The Bowl of Hygeia Award is the highest honor given to a graduating student in the School of Pharmacy. The award was presented by Robert Levin, PharmD, president of the UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association which sponsors the award. To be nominated as a finalist for the award is a high honor, and the other Class of 2015 finalists were:

  • Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD
  • Timothy Mok, PharmD
  • Benjamin Parcher, PharmD
  • Amanda Sugay, PharmD

2015 Bowl of Hygeia recipient Patricia Pepa, PharmD, walks past fellow graduates.

The following citation, read during the graduation ceremony, represents a compilation of comments from fellow students and School of Pharmacy faculty regarding Pepa:

Patricia Pepa defines what it means to be an academically accomplished, kind, and inspirational student pharmacist. Her contributions are characterized by her kind spirit, humility, approachability, generous nature, and compassion. She is a natural interacting with patients—she is clinically superb, calm under pressure and a true patient advocate. Patricia tackles challenges head on, leading without pretense and by example, always focused on recognizing the efforts of others and striving for excellence. Her authenticity, personality, and passion for pharmacy will take her far. The Class of 2015 would not have been the same without “Pepa.”

About the award

The Bowl of Hygeia Award is the highest honor given to a graduating student in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco.

First presented in 1966, this honor is bestowed upon a student by fellow classmates and the faculty, and it recognizes the individual who best exemplifies the qualities most desirable in a pharmacist in action, thought, and attitude. Most important of these attributes are leadership, ability, enthusiasm, and dedication, not only as they relate to the profession of pharmacy, but also to humankind.

The UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association presents a uniquely designed representation of the Bowl of Hygeia to the recipient at Commencement each year. The award is named for Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health, and is recognized as a symbol of the profession of pharmacy.

About the sponsor

The UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association exists to support and champion the alumni, faculty, and students of the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Activities of the Association include hosting mentor nights and events at professional conferences, offering financial support to student organizations, and honoring Distinguished Alumni.

Image credits for Pepa and Levin and Pepa with fellow graduates: Cindy Chew

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Bowl Of Hygeia recipients

Year

Recipient

2015 Patricia Pepa
2014 Ryan Beechinor

2013

Pan Pan Wong

2012

Shaily Arora

2011

Krystal Pong

2010

Megan McCurdy

2009

Grace Lin

2008

Troy Drysdale

2007

JoAl Mayor

2006

Eric J. Ip

2005

Fanny Li

2004

Jennifer Namba

2003

Julie Mei Lee

2002

Conan MacDougall

2001

Mary Katherine Ramos

2000

Timothy W. Cutler

1999

Mark A. Baje

1998

Virginia L. Chu

1997

David M. Barbour

1996

Jeanette M. Logan

1995

Jeanne L. Lucich

1994

Sandra L. Baldinger

1993

Kimberley A. Camp

1992

Rita A. Jue

1991

Kristin Oberg

1990

Donna Schroeder

1989

Valerie Tada

1988

Marilyn R. Hedges

1987

Pamela M. Salas

1986

Craig R. Ballard

1985

William J. Guss

1984

Scott M. Fields

1983

Stewart K. Akahoshi

1982

No award given

1981

Virginia E. White

1980

Manuel Saltiel

1979

Donald E. Schneider

1978

Dena L. Barker

1977

Roger G. Walker

1976

Kim Coutts

1975

Recognizing the unique qualities of each individual

1974

Unamarie Clibon

1973

Stephen L. Barriere

1972

Lawrence L. Fleckenstein

1971

Sheila West

1970

Eddie L. Boyd

1969

Daniel E. Furtado

1968

John B. Young

1967

Phillip D. Hansten

1966

Richard B. Froh