Shannon Kozlovich, a graduate student studying pharmaceutical sciences at Washington State University in Spokane, was one of two students selected for a Washington Campus Compact Presidents’ Civic Leadership Award as part of the statewide Students Serving Washington Awards program.

Kozlovich was recognized on March 16, 2018, at a ceremony at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The awards recognize student leaders from across Washington state. Nominees are selected for his or her exceptional leadership and commitment to addressing a critical issue on their campus or in their community. Kozlovich was nominated for her involvement as director of legislative affairs for the Associated Students of Washington State University Spokane and her work serving as an advocate for science at events like the Coug Day at the Capitol.

Kozlovich is working on her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences in the research lab of Philip Lazarus, Ph.D. She studies how additives in tobacco products, and their interaction with one’s DNA, impact how carcinogens are removed from the body.

WSU College of Pharmacy has a longstanding reputation of developing outstanding scientists and leaders in research. This is just one example of how the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is preparing the scientific investigators of the future who will lead tomorrow’s health care solutions through innovation, collaboration and advocacy.

This is the second year in a row the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been represented in this awards program. Last year, the WSU chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) received an Outstanding Service Award as part of the 2017 Students Serving Washington Awards for the group’s organization and implementation of an emergency health response to a mumps outbreak in Spokane.