Monash Pharmacy Dean receives international lifetime achievement award

10 September 2014

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) has honoured a prominent Monash University scientist and Dean for his outstanding contribution to pharmaceutical sciences.
FIP is a global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and represents over three million practitioners and scientists around the world.

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Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) was heralded for his significant contribution to the development of the pharmaceutical sciences around the world and its positive impact on global health.
He was awarded the FIP Lifetime Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences, which is awarded to an individual once every two years.
The announcement and presentation to Professor Charman was made at the opening ceremony of the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand, which takes place from Aug. 31 to 4 Sept. 4
Professor Charman said he was honoured to be recognised for his work.
“This award reflects the wonderful opportunities I have had in my career, the terrific mentors that have guided me, and the brilliant colleagues and students I have had the great fortune to work with,” he said. “As a pharmacist and a pharmaceutical scientist, I consider the opportunity to integrate the learnings and knowledge from these interdependent fields as the inspiring basis to strive for real-world impact in medicine design and patient care.”
Taking a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, Professor Charman’s research career has addressed major issues in drug discovery, drug delivery and the pharmaceutical sciences. He has published more than 350 scientific papers and communications and has received multiple Australian and international research and professional awards.
Professor Charman received his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Monash Pharmacy School) in 1981, his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1985, and was awarded a Doctor of Science degree (honoris causa) from the University of London in 2011. He was appointed Monash’s eighth Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor in 2011.

Monash University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) Program

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: While there is no set application deadline, applicants are strongly encouraged by Monash University to submit their Bachelor of Pharmacy applications before the end of September for the February intake.
Entry Requirements
Applicants must have completed at least a high school diploma to be eligible to apply.
Applicants need to have completed Grade 12 English, Chemistry and Math to meet the program prerequisites. Additional, preferred subjects include biology and physics. The minimum average for admission from high school is 87% in your top six Grade 12 subjects.
Applicants who have completed university studies are welcome to apply. For entry into the Bachelor of Pharmacy at Monash, students undertaking university studies must have completed a minimum of the first year of a bachelor degree.
Applicants who have completed university studies must have

  • completed at least one year of a Bachelor degree;
  • met the English, Chemistry and Math program prerequisites (first year university or Grade 12 level);
  • an overall minimum average of 80%; and
  • a minimum of 80% in the prerequisites subjects of English, Chemistry and Math.

If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects at university level, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants who have completed university studies will need to submit official academic transcripts from their university and their high school.


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