University of the Sciences in Philadelphia will present the 2010 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Michael Cawley, P’94, PharmD’96, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, on May 26 at the University’s graduation ceremony.
The Lindback Award is the highest teaching honor at the University. Dr. Cawley was singled out by his student nominators for creating an extraordinary classroom atmosphere. Comments included:
“He makes you think and [that] makes you want to learn about his topics.”
“He makes it very difficult not to be engaged in his lectures.”
“He wanted us to learn and take something away from his lectures.”
Dr. Cawley has more than 20 years of critical care experience, including practicing as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), and Registered Pharmacist (RPh). From 1997 to 2008, Dr. Cawley’s clinical appointments included Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in both the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center and Medical/Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pa.
A PCPS graduate, he completed a post-doctorate specialty residency in Surgical Critical Care Pharmacy Practice at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in conjunction with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He is also a well published author, medical consultant, pharmaceutical advisory board member and editorial reviewer for numerous medical and pharmacy journals including Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Therapeutics, and Critical Care Medicine and editorial board member of Annals of Pharmacotherapy (Critical Care Section) and RT (Journal for Respiratory Care Practitioners).
The Lindback Award, which is funded through a gift from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, is given annually to a faculty member recognized by the students as the most outstanding instructor at the University. Mr. Lindback was the president and principal owner of Abbotts Dairies Inc., and the Foundation created the award to honor excellence in training activities and superior teaching skills of a tenure-track faculty member from colleges or universities within the dairy's service area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Award recipients are nominated by the students and selected by a committee of both students and previous faculty awardees.
In addition to the Lindback award, University of the Sciences will honor two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society when the 189th commencement ceremony is held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 1 p.m. In addition to conferring degrees almost 500 degrees, the University will also bestow two honorary doctor of science degrees on Professor Sir Michael Rawlins and Richard E. Stearns when this year’s graduates take to The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.