The UW School of Pharmacy received the 2010-11 Transformative Community Service Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for having students administer seasonal flu vaccines at two local addiction-treatment centers and for collaborating with the Nisqually Tribal Clinic near Olympia.
Nancy Pearl, who teaches in the UW Information School, was named the 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal. Pearl served as executive director of the Seattle Public Library’s Washington Center for the Book and founded the “If All Seattle Reads the Same Book” program.
UW President Phyllis Wise has been selected by the Asian Pacific Fund as the recipient of the fifth annual Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award, which recognizes the professional accomplishments and leadership of Asian Americans in higher education. The award honors the legacy of Chang-Lin Tien, the first Asian American to head a major American research university. He served as chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1990 to 1997.