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Memphis, Tenn. (October 23, 2007) – Glen E. Farr, PharmD, and Baeteena M. Black, PharmD, will receive top honors from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy Alumni Association at its 2007 Alumni Awards and Reunion Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26, at the Knoxville Marriott.
Dr. Farr, a native of
Glen E. Farr, PharmD
Dr. Farr will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award, which recognizes a member of the profession of pharmacy who has distinguished himself or herself in the areas of: community service, leadership in local, state or national health or in non-health-related organizations; teaching or research activities, or service to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
After receiving his
Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1973 from the UT College of Pharmacy in
“Glen has provided
exemplary service to the UT College of Pharmacy and to practitioners across
In addition to
responsibilities for pharmacy continuing education offered throughout the state
Dr. Farr has written more than 50 articles for industry publications, authored or edited more than 20 books or educational courses, and presented more than 600 papers and speeches locally, nationally and internationally.
He is the past president
of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, was the 1983 “Pharmacist of the Year”
for the state of
Baeteena M. Black, PharmD
The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually
to a person or organization for outstanding service to the profession of
pharmacy and the college. A
second-generation pharmacist and
As the executive director of the Tennessee
Pharmacists Association (TPA), a position she has held since September 1994,
Dr. Black works diligently every day to represent the profession of pharmacy in
legislative and regulatory arenas in
“Baeteena is an outstanding representative of pharmacy to a variety of people, and her work with the Tennessee General Assembly and state government has brought pharmacy issues to the forefront,” said Dean Gourley. “The college is indeed proud to present her this award on behalf of all the pharmacists of our state and alumni of our college.”
Prior to returning to
Dr. Black has been active in local, state and national pharmacy organizations throughout her career, having served as TPA president from 1988 to 1989, and as president of the UT College of Pharmacy Alumni Association from 1983 to 1984. She has also received numerous local, state and national awards and recognitions for her service to the pharmacy profession.
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission of education, research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus, which includes six colleges, is located in Memphis. UTHSC has additional College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy campuses in Knoxville and a College of Medicine campus in Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.
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