María José Alonso receives the prestigious “Founders Award” of Controlled Release Society (CRS) and joins the CRS College of Fellows

 María José Alonso, Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), received the prestigious “CRS Founders Award”, the highest distinction granted by the Controlled Release Society, Inc. (CRS, Inc).. Alonso was awarded this honor in a ceremony celebrated last July 22th, during the 2018 CRS Annual Meeting in New York. On July 24th she will also become President of this Society.

The CRS grants the Founders Award to a current CRS member who is internationally recognized for outstanding contributions in the science and technology of controlled release. Thirty-six scientists have received this award since 1982. María José Alonso is the first woman being honored with this distinction, which recognizes her out-standing research carreer.

 Elected Member of the College of Fellows of the CRS

Together with this honor, Alonso joined the CRS College of Fellows, the most prestigious level of membership in CRS, counting with 102 scientists from all over the word.

The College of Fellows recognizes CRS members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of delivery science and technology over a minimum of 10 years.