2018 Volunteer Award Winners

USP expert volunteers direct our work to improve global public health through public standards and related programs that help to ensure medicines and foods quality. A volunteer selection committee issues annual recognition to expert volunteers whose contributions exemplify our mission.

Chris Moreton, Ph.D., accepting the 2018 USP Jacob Bigelow Award
    Chris Moreton, Ph.D. (right) accepts the Jacob Bigelow Award from Jaap Venema, Ph.D.,
    Chief Science Officer and Chair, Council of Experts.

The USP Jacob Bigelow Award

Chris Moreton, Ph.D., received the 2018 USP Jacob Bigelow Award in recognition of his contributions to the Excipients Monographs 1 Expert Committee. Dr. Moreton was selected for his remarkable knowledge and selfless dedication, coauthoring a Stimuli article and offering key insights for new and revised monographs. He was also recognized for serving as a USP Call for Candidates Recruitment Ambassador and for his contributions as Co-Chair of the <1059> Excipient Performance Expert Panel, where he expertly managed the overall strategy of the chapter revision. Dr. Moreton exemplifies what it means to be a USP volunteer: he sits on more than a half dozen excipient-related committees and always goes above and beyond the extra mile for USP standards-setting.

The USP Jacob Bigelow Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution by an individual volunteer. It is presented in recognition of exceptional dedication and important contributions to the achievement of USP standards-setting and impact or improvement of USP’s standards-setting processes.

The USP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Standards

Residual DNA Expert Panel

Wes Workman
    Wes Workman, Ph.D. (right) accepts the USP award for outstanding contribution to the
      standards on behalf of the Residual DNA Expert Panel.
   

The Residual DNA Expert Panel, responsible for developing a new test chapter for measurement of residual DNA impurities in recombinant proteins, received the 2018 USP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Standards. Wes Workman, Ph.D., Chair of the Residual DNA Expert Panel, accepted the award on behalf of its members, from Jaap Venema, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer and Chair, Council of Experts.

The Residual DNA Expert Panel’s work helps ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines around the world by standardizing testing of residual DNA in recombinant proteins. The panel was recognized for significant contributions toward the completion of General Chapter <509> Residual DNA Testing and the development of performance standards for CHO and E. coli genomic DNA. Their exemplary leadership and collaboration are reflected in their contributions to USP’s standards-setting priorities.

Compounding–Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panel

    James Ponto, (right) M.S. accepts the USP award for outstanding contribution to the
      standards on behalf of the Compounding¬—Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panel.
   

The Compounding–Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panel, responsible for developing a new test chapter for the preparation, compounding, dispensing, and repackaging of radiopharmaceutical products, also received the 2018 USP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Standards. James Ponto, M.S., Chair of the Compounding-Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panel, accepted the award on behalf of its members, from Dr. Venema.

The Compounding–Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panel’s work helps ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines around the world through the development of General Chapter <825> Radiopharmaceuticals—Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Repackaging. This chapter is anticipated to greatly assist state boards of pharmacy and meet the needs of practicing nuclear pharmacists and hospitals using radiopharmaceuticals.

The Compounding–Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panel was recognized for completing and submitting General Chapter <825> to Pharmacopeial Forum 44(5), one issue earlier than originally planned. Their commitment to accommodate the revised timeline demonstrates a passion for up-to-date standards.

This award honors the contributions of the Residual DNA and Compounding–Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panels, which exemplify the spirit of voluntarism that defines USP’s commitment to address public health challenges. USP will send certificates to all members and Government Liaisons of the Residual DNA and Compounding–Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panels.

Please join us in congratulating the selected volunteer bodies who have exemplified the spirit of voluntarism that defines USP’s commitment to address public health challenges.

Residual DNA Expert Panel

Wes Workman, Ph.D., Chair Scott Kuhns, Ph.D.
Pascal Anger, Ph.D. Judy Shimoni, Ph.D.
Jon Borman Weihong Wang, Ph.D.
Donna Christner  

Compounding—Radiopharmaceuticals Expert Panel

James Ponto, M.S., Chair Ravindra Kasliwal, Ph.D.
David Barnes, B.S. Pharm Patricia Kienle, MPA
Allegra DePietro, M.S. Vivian Loveless, Pharm.D.
Wendy Galbraith, Ph.D. Paul Mahan, B.S. Pharm
Fred Gattas, Pharm.D. Rezaul Mannan, Ph.D.
Richard Green, B.S. Pharm Sara Rothman
Kim Huynh-Ba, M.Sc. Steve Zigler, Ph.D.
Brenda Jensen, M.A.  


The USP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Standards recognizes the remarkable contributions of our volunteer bodies that work to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. Candidacy for this award is open to all volunteer bodies operating anywhere in the world that are affiliated with USP.

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USP volunteer experts direct our work to improve global public health through public standards and related programs that help to ensure medicines and foods quality. A volunteer selection committee issues annual recognition to volunteer experts and volunteer bodies whose outstanding contributions exemplify our mission.