Pharmacy students selected for the $10,000 Dohmen Life Science Services scholarship

Two student pharmacists at the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy will receive the Dohmen Life Science Services $10,000 Scholarship. Kendra Radtke, Class of 2018, and Gabriel Wong, Class of 2017, were selected for their academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit and desire to serve the life science industry - traits reflecting the achievements of Dr. Sally Van Doren, PharmD.

The scholarship was established by the Dohmen Company Foundation in memory of Van Doren, who completed her residency at UCSF in 1986 and taught at the School. Van Doren was a renowned drug safety expert, having published more than 40 articles in the area of drug safety, safety assessment, risk management and drug utilization. She founded BioSoteria, Inc., a leading provider of drug safety and risk management services to the biopharmaceutical industry. BioSoteria was later acquired by Dohmen. On December 19, 2012, Van Doren passed away unexpectedly.

Dohmen CEO Cynthia LaConte says the scholarship ensures that Sally’s legacy lives on, “Sally had a vivacious energy, a love for learning and an entrepreneurial spirit. I established the scholarship in her name in hopes of providing support to promising students in the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program who share Sally’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the life science industry.”

For more information on the scholarship which was established in 2013, read the press release.