2014 Genesis Award Recipients

Kuberan Balagurunathan
, PhD

Kuberan (Kuby) Balagurunathan received his BSc in Chemistry from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, India and MSc from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, before receiving his PhD from the University of Iowa in Medicinal & Natural Products Chemistry in 2000. He is currently a tenured Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.  He is also a participating faculty member in the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience and Biological Chemistry Program.

While at the University of Utah, Dr. Balagurunathan has received the Teacher of the Year Award twice and has been nominated on multiple occasions for other teaching awards. He serves on a wide variety of other teaching and mentoring committees. His service to the professional community includes guest editor, grant reviewer, and serving as Presiding Chair, Carbohydrate and Biochemistry Session, at the 2008 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting.

Nora Stelter
, PharmD

Nora Stelter is an Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, and Coordinator, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She delivers education and wellness programs to senior citizens at senior centers in Polk County and serves as a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences at her site.  She also coordinates IPPEs for third year student pharmacists.  

Stelter serves as a chapter advisor for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists at Drake. She serves as a member of the Collaborative Education Institute to develop quality, innovative continuing professional development programs for pharmacists and technicians. 

Prior to her current academic career, Stelter spent eight years at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) where her most recent position was Director of Education and Training.