Marilyn Morris receives AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award

Portrait of Marilyn Morris.

Marilyn Morris, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

By Kara Sweet

Release Date: March 25, 2022


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marilyn Morris, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo, is the 2022 recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Volwiler Research Achievement Award.

The Volwiler Research Achievement Award annually recognizes an individual within pharmacy education as one of the leading researchers in pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, pharmacy practice, and social and administrative sciences. Recipients are also recognized for their outstanding contributions to their discipline. 

Morris is being honored for her internationally recognized work in drug transporters and their role in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. She will receive the award from the AACP on July 25 during the 2022 AACP Annual Meeting.

A UB faculty member since 1985, Morris is one of the world’s preeminent scholars in the areas of drug membrane transport, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. She is widely recognized for her groundbreaking discoveries regarding the role of dietary flavonoids in drug interaction and drug resistance — research with enormous implications for patient care and drug therapy, particularly in the treatment of cancer.

Morris is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Distinguished Service Award; the AAPS Research Achievement Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism; the Francis Dudley Meyer Award for Breast Cancer Research from the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation; the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity; the AAPS Innovation in Biotechnology Award; and the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award from the University of Manitoba.

She is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and the AAPS, for which she is also past president. She is also a standing member of the National Institutes of Health Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action Study Section, and she is an elected member of the executive committee of the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Morris, who is also the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has published more than 160 articles in academic journals and numerous books and book chapters. 

She received her doctorate in pharmaceutics from UB, her master’s degree from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba.

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