Department of Clinical Pharmacy News

NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF PRACTICE - The NAP held its Forum on Public Policy and gala on March 20, 2010 in Arlington, VA. Dr. Peter Chyka was installed as a distinguished practitioner member of the Pharmacy Academy and Dr. Stephanie Phelps was installed as chair of the Pharmacy Academy.

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Keith Sargent received the 2009 Preceptor of the Year Award Dr. Keith Sargent received the 2009 Preceptor of the Year Award during the annual Rotation-Residency day on the Memphis campus. Dr. Sargent is a Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens in Memphis and has been a preceptor for UTCOP for 7 years.

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Tara Moore presented 2009 Roche Communications Award Dr. Tara Moore was presented the 2009 Roche Communications Award during the fall UT College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) Alumni meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a Pharmacy Manager at Food City in Knoxville and has been a preceptor for UTCOP for more than 10 years. She currently serves as an assistant professor in the department of clinical pharmacy.

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ACCP Best Paper Recognition Awarded to Laizure Dr. S. Casey Laizure and Robert Parker won the best paper competition at the annual American College of Clinical Pharmacy meeting in Anaheim, CA in October. The presentation was based on work described in their article recently publication in Drug Metabolism and Disposition entitled, "The effect of ethanol on oral cocaine pharmacokinetics reveals an unrecognized class of ethanol-mediated drug interactions."

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Roland N. Dickerson, Pharm.D., BCNSP Roland N. Dickerson, Pharm.D., BCNSP, has been named the recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation’s 2009 Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Dickerson is a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a clinical pharmacist and nutrition support service clinical coordinator at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. The ASHP Foundation will recognize all of the recipients of the 2009 Literature Awards during the 2009 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Tony Powers, PharmD received the 2009 National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) Gene Graves Award for Lifetime Achievement Tony Powers, PharmD received the 2009 National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) Gene Graves Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dr. Powers, CEO of Medical Alternatives in Millington, Tennessee and professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy received the award during the NHIA Annual Conference and Exposition. Established in 2006, the Gene Grave’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to home infusion patients and to the home infusion community overall.

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CTSI Awards K12 Scholars Grant The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UTHSC is pleased to announce recipients of its first K12 Scholars grant program. Two researchers emerged as K12 Scholars grant recipients: Collin A. Hovinga, PharmD (left), and Terreia S. Jones, PharmD (right). Each investigator holds the position of assistant professor in the UT College of Pharmacy Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Stephanie J. Phelps, Pharm.D., BCPS presented 2009 Distinguished Service Award Stephanie J. Phelps, Pharm.D., BCPS, of Memphis, Tennessee, was recently presented the 2009 Distinguished Service Award by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) in a ceremony held during its annual meeting, in conjunction with the 122nd Annual Convention of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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