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The IUPHAR Early Educator Award

The IUPHAR Education Section (IUPHAR-Ed) invites applications for the Early Career Educator Award to be announced at the Pre-conference Education Satellite (July 1st-2nd) of 19th World Congress of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (WCP2023, July 2nd-7th) in Glasgow, UK.

Background: Pharmacology educators face numerous challenges in delivering high quality coherent education to undergraduate, postgraduate and wider audiences. However, the need for their work has never been greater. There are shortages of skilled scientists able to develop new medicines in the post-genomic era. Healthcare professionals now work in systems that require them to understand the complexities of modern pharmacotherapy. The public are now required to be better informed about the benefits and hazards of the modern medicines increasingly made available to them. Against this background there are educators providing innovative solutions in response. Those educators work in less controlled situations than experimental scientists but must identify areas of need in their teaching programs, developing appropriate solutions and continually evaluating the impact of the implementation.

The Award: The IUPHAR-Ed Early Educator award aims to recognise outstanding contributions to innovation in pharmacology education.

Target Group: IUPHAR-Ed will select individuals who have sought to change their teaching practices to improve learning outcomes amongst their students. The award is primarily aimed at academics in the early phases of their teaching careers (within the first 10 years of teaching experience) who might play a significant leadership role in fostering good teaching practices globally in the future.

Additional Advantages: It is envisaged that the award winner will be an active participant at the Pre-Conference Education Satellite of WCP2023 to be held July 1st-2nd at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.

How to participate: Potential candidates should submit their applications to Professor Clare Guilding (Chair, IUPHAR-Ed) at the email address below before 28th April 2023. The application must include the following elements within a single pdf file:

  •  Brief curriculum vitae. This should be between one and two pages of A4 and outline the current and previous posts held by the applicant, prizes, awards, and publications.
  • Description of innovative education. This should be a brief abstract of the education activity that you would like to present during the IUPHAR-Ed satellite event at WCP2023, if selected. This should be a brief (no more than 500 words) commentary introducing the challenge(s) you faced, the action(s) you took, the outcomes and reflections on what was learned.
  • Supporting letter. This should be a brief supporting letter from a senior colleague who can verify the contents of your application.

Applications should be sent to:
Professor Clare Guilding
BSc Hons, PhD, DipMedEd, FHEA, NTF, FBPhS
Chair, IUPHAR-Ed; School of Medicine, Newcastle University, UK