2011 CAFA Awards

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Achievement Award - Dr. Judy Chu

Represntative Judy Chu was elected in July 2009 to the U.S. House of Representatives as the Representative of Californiaís 32nd District, which includes East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. She immediately got to work representing the interests of her constituents, voting on several environmental bills and working through the night on her first day in office during a marathon debate on the health care reform bill. She is a member of the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Government Oversight Committees.

Since then she has been heavily involved in crafting legislation to create new jobs, help small businesses and improve our nationís education and immigration systems.

Congresswoman Chuís career in politics spans 24 years. Prior to her election to Congress she served three terms as the Assembly member representing the 49th District, where she chaired the important Assembly Appropriations Committee. A lifelong educator, Congresswoman Chu taught community college classes in Los Angeles and East Los Angeles for 20 years. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a B.A. in mathematics.

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Service Award - Professor Jeffrey Wang

Dr. Jeffrey Wang Jeffrey Wang obtained his B.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from the School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. After receiving two postdoctoral trainings at the School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California and College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, he joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences in 2003. He is currently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director of Graduate Education and Assistant Director for Bio-analysis and Pharmacokinetics, Center for the Advancement of Drug Research and Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Wang's research interests are in the discovery and development of preventive and therapeutic agents for human diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimerís disease. Dr. Wang is a co-inventor of several international and US patents and has published more than 40 research and review articles in journals and books in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, including Journal of Controlled Release, Pharmaceutical Research, Molecular Pharmaceutics, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, and Nature Medicine. Dr. Wang is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Chemical Society and American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Wang also serves as Vice President of the American Chinese Pharmaceutical Association, Chair of the Targeted Drug Delivery and Prodrugs focus group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, a grant reviewer for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, and a peer reviewer for many scientific journals, including Molecular Pharmaceutics, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Wang served as Secretary (2004-2006), Vice President (2006-2007), President-elect (2007-2008) and President (2008-2009) of Chinese American Faculty Association Southern California and currently is a board member.

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