Gavaza Named University's Outstanding Student
Paul Gavaza, graduate student in pharmacy administration, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Student Award for 2009 from The University of Texas at Austin.
A listing of his accomplishments along with his photo will appear in the Student Leadership Section of the 2009 Cactus yearbook. He recently was also elected vice president of the university's Graduate Student Assembly and serves on the GSA's executive board. The organization represents the interests of the university's more than 12,000 graduate students.
Gavaza, a native of Zimbabwe, currently serves as vice president of the Pharmacy Graduate Students Association and as treasurer of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He is a Ph.D. student studying under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Brown. Following his anticipated 2010 graduation, he plans to pursue a two-year post-doc before returning to his home country. Prior to coming to UT Austin, he taught in his country's only pharmacy education program at the University of Zimbabwe.
A husband and father of two, Gavaza has been awarded the Jaime N. Delgado Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Pharmacy, a University Continuing Fellowship, a two-year Fulbright Scholarship, the Weston Scholarship, the Office of Graduate Studies Professional Development Award and the Schering-Plough Research Institute Graduate Fellowship.
He is author of eight published articles in reviewed journals and has presented two posters at professional conferences.