Kristen Keefe, Class of 2018 inductee of Riverside Hall of Fame


Kristen Ann Keefe, PhD, Class of 1980, is a 2018 inductee into the RHS Hall of Fame, Alumni Category. 

Here’s why Kristen was inducted:

Currently a professor and researcher at the University of Utah, she has been recognized for outstanding leadership in the fields of pharmacy and neuroscience. She serves in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology within the College of Pharmacy at U of U. She and her team at the University have researched and published materials on Parkinson’s disease and brain plasticity as it relates to drug addiction. She has mentored post-doctoral fellows, students working on doctoral dissertations, undergraduate students, and high school students in research experiences. She has served on 49 PhD dissertation committees at U of U and other institutions. She has generated ten million dollars in federal funding for research.