Dr.Mary Choy with the award. [chinanews.com]
Chinese American Dr. Mary Choy has won the prestigious Harold Neham Memorial Award. Choy, who is a pharmaceutical professor at Touro College, was awarded at a ceremony held at the Bridgewater Seaport in Manhattan, New York, on June 28, 2012.
The Harold Neham Memorial Award was established in 1982 by the New York City of Hospital Pharmacists (now known as the New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists) to honor a member of the society who has made a significant contribution to the industry. The award was named after Harold Neham, the first president of the New York City Society of Hospital Pharmacists.
Experts from the Hospital Affiliated to New York University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Hospital Affiliated to Harvard University, as well as some of Choy's students, attended the ceremony and congratulated her for winning the prize.
During the ceremony, Choy said that she believed her winning the prize will encourage more Chinese people to get involved in medical science research, as hitherto there have been few Chinese researchers in the pharmaceutical field.
She also attributed her achievements to her mother, who had encouraged and supported her pharmaceutical studies. She also said she would keep on challenging herself in her research and teaching work. She also intends to contribute more to the Chinese American community's pharmaceutical involvement.
(Source: chinanews.com/ Translated and edited by womenofchina.cn)
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