- Name: Corey Hopkins, Ph.D.
- Title: Associate professor, UNMC College of Pharmacy
- Joined UNMC: June 2016
- Hometown: Mitchell, Ind.
The Distinguished Scientist Award
The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.
Drug discovery, medicinal chemistry
The goal of my research is: To develop new molecules that help to better understand the underlying mechanisms of disease and then translate those discoveries into new medicines.
My research will make a difference because: As the biology of many diseases is being better understood, my group can have a major impact by developing better tool compounds, and ultimately, drugs that will benefit both researchers and patients. This only can be done because of all the talented individuals I work with on a daily basis.
The best advice I've ever been given is:
Remember students and colleagues are not you.
Treat everyone as the individual that they are.
Three things you may not know about me are:
- My ninth great-grandparents (John Alden and Priscilla Mullins) arrived in the U.S. on the Mayflower.
- I am a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
- I love to play golf.
Congratulations, Corey. This is a well deserved recognition.
Congratulations, Dr. Hopkins!