Julie Lauffenburger, a graduate student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, has received a PEO Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Educational Organization.
Lauffenburger is beginning her fourth year of graduate studies at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy with Assistant Professor Gang Fang, PhD, as her adviser. Her research focuses on pharmacoepidemiology and health-services research, specifically on the use, adherence, and health outcomes of medications for cardiovascular diseases using large administrative health-care databases. She completed her PharmD at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.
The PEO Scholar Award was established in 1991 and provides a $15,000 merit-based award for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree. In addition to the PEO award, Lauffenburger is supported through a T32 fellowship funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and is a five-year Royster Fellow of the UNC Graduate School.