Chaejin Kim, a third-year graduate student in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s department of pharmaceutics, was one of four winners of the Eleventh American Conference on Pharmacometrics, or ACoP11, Communications Challenge.
The contest aimed to improve a trainee’s communication skills through five minute virtual presentations on their ACoP11 abstracts. Editors from the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics served as the contest’s judges and selected the winning presentations. Each winner received $500 for their efforts.
Kim credits her success to her mentors, including her doctoral degree supervisor Valvanera Vozmediano, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutics, Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D., F.C.P., an associate professor of pharmaceutics and the Certara Endowed Professor in the UF College of Pharmacy, and Timothy Waterhouse, Ph.D., her ACoP personal coach. “As I practiced my presentation, I received great feedback from my mentors who provided very insightful comments,” Kim said. “ACoP is one of the biggest annual meetings in the field of pharmacometrics, and it’s an honor to win the ACoP11 Communication Challenge.”