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Pradeep Lukka Receives Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award

Dr. Pradeep Lukka

Pradeep Lukka, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received the Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP). Presented during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, the award is the highest trainee award given by the ACCP.

Dr. Lukka works in the lab of Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, FAAPS, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UTHSC College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Lukka had already been selected as one of eight 2019 ACCP Student and Trainee Abstract Award winners for his abstract submission, “Pediatric Exposure of Lacosamide Adjunctive Anti-Epileptic Therapy in Children under Four Years of Age,” which discusses the characterization of Lacosamide, an anti-epileptic drug used to treat seizures in children.

He and the other award winners went on to compete in poster and podium presentations before an onsite judging team to win the Coburn Memorial Award.