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UMSOP Announces Recipients of Two Prestigious Scholarships

The Gyi and Wagner Scholarships support student pharmacists interested in pharmapreneurship.

Headshots of the 10 recipients of the Gyi and Wagner scholarships in 2022.

By Andrew Tie
August 18, 2022

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) is proud to announce 10 students from the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program who have received the two most prestigious scholarships at the School: the Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi Memorial Scholarship for Pharmapreneurship and the Wagner Family Scholarships in Pharmapreneurship.

Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi Memorial Scholarship for Pharmapreneurship

Headshot of Belinda Tamakar2022 Recipient: Belinda Tamrakar

The Gyi Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by the family of Felix A. Khin-Maung-Gyi, BSP ’83, PharmD, MBA, founder of Chesapeake Research Review and a beloved alumnus, who passed away in 2014. The Gyi gift allowed for the establishment of a $1 million endowed scholarship, which is awarded to an incoming third-year PharmD student and supports a student with demonstrated excellence in pharmapreneurship and an overall portfolio to lead future innovation and advance patient care and the pharmacy profession.

Wagner Family Scholarships in Pharmapreneurship

2022 Recipients: Madison Dormer, Emily Francis, Sean Kim, Alex Livingston, Joanne Lu, Simone Nasroodin, Meya Ngundam, Iulia Opran, and Alex WilsonHeadshots of the 9 Wagner scholarship recipients

The Wagner Family Scholarships were established by Daniel E. Wagner, JD, to honor his family’s legacy at UMSOP. This scholarship aims to support nine students who have a demonstrated investment in pharmapreneurship and an overall portfolio showing their potential to develop and contribute as a pharmapreneur. PharmD students are eligible to apply in their third year for the scholarship awarded in their fourth year.

“I am deeply impressed by the resumes, experiences, and pharmapreneurial mindsets of our scholarship recipients,” says Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, the Felix Gyi Endowed Memorial Professor in Pharmapreneurship and associate dean of clinical services and practice transformation. “This portfolio of scholarships helps support our burgeoning pharmacy entrepreneurs at the School, where we continue to prepare our students to address the nation’s health care challenges. Thank you to the Gyi and Wagner families for their continued support of our student pharmacists. Without them, this could not be possible.”

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