Kwiek Recognized for Pharmacology Teaching Excellence

Emily Keeler
Nicole Cartwright Kwiek

Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD, clinical assistant professor of Pharmacology at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, was recently inducted into the Academy of Pharmacology Educators by The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
Established in 2010, the academy recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to pharmacology education in student–teacher interaction, innovative contributions, scholarly endeavors, and/or professional development and service. Kwiek is one of only 12 faculty nationwide to be named to the academy.
“I feel so honored to be recognized by ASPET, but I have been unbelievably lucky to learn from incredible teaching mentors, trainees and colleagues,” said Kwiek. “It’s also easy to teach when you have such amazing students in the classroom.”
Kwiek has received the BSPS Distinguished Teaching award multiple times. In addition to her teaching, Kwiek co-directs the Generation Rx Initiative, serves as the director of the Generation Rx Lab at COSI, and is director of Undergraduate Studies for the college. She has taught massive open online classes (MOOCs) through Coursera and iTunesU and created a summer pharmacology program for high school students called Pills, Potions, and Poisons.