Points of Pride

GENERAL

  • Founded in 1898
  • One of the first pharmacy schools to grant the PharmD degree (1969) and one of the first to adopt the PharmD as the entry level degree (1984).
  • Ranked 17th among the nation's doctor of pharmacy programs in U.S. News & World Report magazine's 2013 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.
  • Six-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education up to 2014-2015.
  • One college with two campuses based in Memphis and Knoxville.
  • 15,000 sq ft educational facilities in Knoxville, opened in July of 2007.
  • 186,300 sq ft education and research facility in Memphis, opened for classes August 12, 2011.
  • The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy graduates achieve pass rates and scores on national pharmacy licensure examinations above the national average.
  • The College's total economic impact is $82.7 million, including revenue and output in 2005 US dollars.
  • Plans to develop a new campus in Nashville announced February 2014.

STUDENTS

  • The student body is comprised of approximately 80% Tennesseans and 20% non-residents.
  • The total student body is comprised of approximately 30% minority students. With the exception of the five historically black schools of pharmacy, The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy has one of the largest percentage of African-American students enrolled of any college of pharmacy in the United States.
  • 30%-40% of student pharmacists in each graduating class pursue post-doctoral residency training.
  • The Student National Pharmaceutical Association chapter (SNPhA) has received multiple national chapter of the year awards over the last decade.
  • The UT chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists received the outstanding chapter award in their division in 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2011, the Chapter of the Year award in 2002, 2004, 2010. The chapter also has received numerous national Chapter of the Year Awards, Outstanding Chapter Awards in their division, National Patient Care Awards, National Immunizations Awards, along with several regional awards.
  • The Omega Chapter of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity has received multiple Thurston Cups. This award is symbolic of its ranking as the fraternity's #1 chapter in the nation.
  • The UT College of Pharmacy's Kappa Psi Fraternity Chapter has won the fraternity's Regional Chapter of the Year Award.
  • Over the last decade, more than a dozen student pharmacists from our college have been elected to a regional or national office in a professional organization.

FACULTY

  • The College currently has 70 full-time faculty, with 50 faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and 20 in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • 11 full-time clinical faculty are based at the Knoxville campus, 57 at the Memphis campus, and 2 at the Nashville Clinical Education Center.
  • Over 300 alumni and friends of the college provide experiential learning for our student pharmacists
  • The UT College of Pharmacy has over 100 full- and part-time faculty members who are certified by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. This number is more than any pharmacy school worldwide.

ALUMNI

  • The College has over 6,000 active alumni.
  • 74% of alumni of the College live and work in Tennessee.
  • More than a dozen sitting and retired deans at various colleges of pharmacy in the US are alumni of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.
  • Dr. William E. Evans (1973, 1974) is CEO and Director of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and winner of APhA’s prestigious Remington Award in 2012.
  • Alumni Floyd Crain (1951) and Dianne Duncan (1965) served as the presidents of the UT National Alumni Association.
  • Numerous alumni have served as presidents of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.
  • Alumni have served as presidents of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

EDUCATION

  • The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy students can participate in the innovative International Exchange Program, which currently has affiliations in Spain, Ireland, England, Hungary, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, France, Turkey, Gambia and Thailand. Begun in 1990, this program is funded through endowments established with private donations. Approximately 34 members of the P4 class participate in the program each year.
  • The College provides valuable continuing education programs statewide for practicing pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry. On average, more than 15,000 individuals participate in our programs each year with over 47,000 hours of CE awarded.
  • Examples of national awards and recognition earned by faculty in education include:

    • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Innovations in Teaching and the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Awards
    • American College of Clinical Pharmacists (ACCP) Educator and New Educator Awards
    • American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award
    • Fulbright Teaching and Research Award
    • Regent’s Research in Education Award

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

  • The UT College of Pharmacy is the home of the Center for Pediatric Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutics (CPPT), one of only 6 such centers nationwide. Through research, education, and patient care, CPPT continues to bring national and international prominence to UT and our partner institutions.
  • The UT College of Pharmacy has 3 endowed professorships. Duane D. Miller, PhD, is the Harriet S. Van Vleet Professorship of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Michael L. Christensen, PharmD, holds the Stevens Professor of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy; and P. David Rogers, PharmD, PhD, is the First Tennessee Chair of Excellence in Pharmacy and Pediatrics.
  • The UT College of Pharmacy has licensed several of its patented drug technologies to industrial partners, with several drug candidates in late stages of clinical development.
  • Examples of national awards and recognition earned by faculty in research include:

    • AACP Volwiler and Rufus A. Lyman Awards
    • ACCP New Investigator and the Russell Miller Awards along with Therapeutic Frontiers Lectures
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) Pharmacy Practice Research Award, and awards for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice
    • American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Rhoads Lecturer Awards
    • National Academies of Science members

CLINICAL CARE

Examples of national awards and recognition earned by faculty in clinical care include:

  • ACCP Clinical Practice Award
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award, the William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice
  • ASHP Award of Excellence
  • Richard A. Helms Awards for Pediatric Pharmacy Practice
  • Edward Jenner Society founding member
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation
  • National Academies of Practice members

NATIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS (current faculty)

  • Dr. William E. Evans is a member of the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.
  • Dr. Mary V. Relling is a member of the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.
  • Dr. Bradley A. Boucher is a member of the National Academies of Practice.
  • Dr. Peter A. Chyka is a member of the National Academies of Practice.
  • Dr. Stephanie J. Phelps is a member of the National Academies of Practice.
  • Dr. William E. Evans received the prestigious Volwiler Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 1994.
  • Dr. Duane Miller received the prestigious Volwiler Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2009.
  • Dr. Max Ray received the Paul Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2010.
  • Drs. Dick Gourley and Shelly White-Means are the 2008 recipients of the Lyman Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
  • Dr. Brad Boucher received the 2004 Robert M. Elenbaas Service Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Dr. Rex Brown was the 1998 recipient of the Clinical Practice Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Dr. Bradley A. Boucher received the American College of Clinical Pharmacists Clinical Practice Award in 2011.
  • Dr. William Evans received the 1989 Therapeutic Frontiers and the 1992 Russell Miller Awards from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Dr. Mary V. Relling received the 2003 ACCP Therapeutic Frontiers and the 2002 Russell Miller Awards from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Dr. Bradley A. Boucher received the 2000 Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
  • Dr. William E. Evans received the prestigious American Pharmacists Association Remington Award in 2012.
  • Dr. Vivian Loveless received the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice Management William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice.
  • Dr. Aubrey Waddell received the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APPM) Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice in 2011.
  • Dr. Steve Foster, PharmD received the first American Pharmacist Association Outstanding Career Achievement Award in 2010.
  • Dr. Roland N. Dickerson was the recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation's 2009 Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice.
  • Dr. Roland N. Dickerson was the 2012 American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Lecturer – the first pharmacist named since award inception in 1978.
  • Dr. Steve Foster is a founding member of the Edward Jenner Society.
  • Dr. Richard Helms was the first recipient of the Helms Award from the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group in 2006.
  • Dr. Stephanie J. Phelps received The Richard A. Helms Award for Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice in 2011.
  • Dr. Lawrence B. Brown was awarded the Medallion of the Hungarian Private Pharmacists Association in 2011.
  • More than 30 full-time faculty have been elected Fellows in a variety of national professional organizations.
  • Dr. Stephanie J. Phelps was named one of the Top 10 Outstanding Young Women in America in 1985.

PUBLIC SERVICE

Examples of national awards and recognition earned by faculty in public service include:

  • ACCP Paul F. Parker Medal and the Robert M. Elenbaas Service Award
  • APhA Remington Medal and the Outstanding Career Achievement Award
  • Student National Pharmaceutical Association Advisor Service Award
  • AAPS, ACCP, ACCM, APhA, ASHP, PPAG Fellows
  • AAPS, ACCP, APhA Presidents

FUNDING

  • The UT College of Pharmacy generates more than 50% of its $25.8 million budget from contracts, grants, and private gifts.
  • The UT College of Pharmacy's endowments total more than $13 million.
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Nashville, TN 37210
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