UTEP Pharmacist Receives National Award

WEBMargie_PadillaMargie E. Padilla, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor at UTEP’s School of Pharmacy, has been named a 2017 APhA Immunization Champion Award National Winner by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Padilla is being recognized in the Partnerships with Others category for her work with the El Paso Immunization Coalition to eradicate vaccine preventable diseases in El Paso and surrounding areas.

Padilla joined UTEP in 2006. She also serves as a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Padilla has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and a Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Texas at Austin.

The Immunization Champions Awards are given in six categories to individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to improving vaccination rates within their communities. The awards will be presented at the APhA Annual Meeting on March 26 in San Francisco, California.