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Cope Honored with TSSP Allegiance Award

Cope Honored with TSSP Allegiance AwardNathan Cope, fourth year student pharmacist, was awarded the Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists (TSSP) Allegiance Award at the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) MidYear Meeting in Februrary.  This award is given annually to a student showing dedication, dependability and commitment, along with spirit and loyalty to TSSP.

Since entering pharmacy school in 2010, Nathan has played an active role in TPA-TSSP.  He has attended three TSSP Annual meetings, three TPA MidYear meetings, and two TPA Annual meetings.  From 2010 to 2012, Nathan was elected to serve two terms as a TPA-TSSP UTCOP Knoxville Campus Delegate.  This past year, Nathan served as the TPA-TSSP UTCOP Knoxville Campus Member-at-Large, in addition to being a member of the TPA-TSSP Executive Council and Political Committee.  During his time with TSSP, Nathan originated and authored TPA Resolution 13.01, Encouraging Local Pharmacy District Relationships with Student Pharmacists.  This resolution passed the TPA House of Delegates on February 26, 2013. Former TSSP delegate Rhett Byrne from Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy worked with Nathan on several TSSP projects and remarked that “Nathan was an integral part of bringing TSSP’s first resolution to the TPA House of Delegates.  His passion, work ethic, and advocacy for the profession are all very admirable.  The soon to be Dr. Nathan Cope is an excellent person to work with and I expect to see great things from him in the future.”

Nathan grew up in Middle Tennessee near Shelbyville and has lived in Tennessee all of his life.  In May, however, he will graduate and move to Greensboro, NC where he will begin a PGY1 residency at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.  Nathan is excited about this opportunity to further develop his clinical skills and explore future career possibilities.  It is certainly evident that Nathan’s dedication to the advancement of pharmacy will be sure to follow him wherever he goes.

Parker Lectures in Saudi Arabia

Robert Parker, PharmD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy, recently lectured in Saudi Arabia at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). While there, Dr. Parker presented 17 lecture hours on cardiology to second-year pharmacy students including angina, acute coronary syndrome, advanced cardiovascular life support, and electrocardiogram interpretation. Additionally, he presented a seminar on research to hospital pharmacists at National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh. While in Riyadh, Dr. Parker was able to reunite with past University of Tennessee Health Science Center graduate, Majed Al Jeraisy, PharmD (pictured right). Dr. Parker stated, “Pharmacy practice in Riyadh is very similar to the states.” He expounded stating clinical pharmacists are well received and supported by physicians there. However, he did note, “it is a very different culture there, but everyone was always so nice and accommodating.”


 

Phelps Wins National Education Award with ACCP

Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, FPPAG is the winner of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Education Award. The award honors an ACCP member who has made substantial and outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacy education at either the undergraduate or the postgraduate level. Dr. Phelps is associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy as well as professor of Pediatrics at the College of Medicine.

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UT College of Pharmacy Reception at 2013 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy, hosted a reception at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting in Orlando, Florida. This reception is an annual event that is open to all alumni of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and its current students. Approximately 200 attendees were present at the reception. Dean Chisholm-Burns welcomed everyone to the event by giving out door prizes. Alumni in attendance ranged from the Class of 1969 – 2013. This reception always serves as a forum to reconnect with fellow alumni and meet new colleagues. Pictured to the left are past and present Pharmacy Student Government Association (PSGA) presidents with Dr. Jim Eoff. Left to right: James Wheeler (’11), Jacob Marlow (’10), Carol White (‘09), Jim Eoff (’71), Lindsey Wells (’13), Clayton Johnson (’14), and Jacob Smith (’12).


 

UT Faculty are Pharmacist and Young Pharmacist of the Year

Jason Carter, PharmD was presented with the Tom Sharp 2012 Pharmacist of the Year Award. This award is presented to a pharmacist of TPA who has distinguished the profession. Shaunta’ Ray, PharmD, BCPS was presented with the Pharmacists Mutual 2012 Young Pharmacist of the Year Award. This award is presented to a pharmacist in the state who received his or her doctorate of pharmacy within the last 10 years and has shown involvement and dedication to the practice of pharmacy.

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Student Pharmacist Takes Part in Baja Mission Trip

On July 5th, James Henderson (P2) went on a medical mission trip to San Quintin, Mexico. The medical team set up a clinic at a local church that was established by the Mayfair Church of Christ of Huntsville, AL. The clinic included 4 medical bays separated by curtains. The team provided primary care, dental and eye exams. Lastly, every patient went through the pharmacy where they received a multivitamin regardless of their reason for visiting.

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UTHSC Student Pharmacist Wins on the Price Is Right!

UTHSC Student Pharmacist Wins on the Price Is Right!

Over 97% of the Class of 2012 is employed. As reported in July 2012, 85% of the 2012 graduates had specific plans at the time of graduation: 45% in chain community pharmacy, 28% in residency training, 5% in institutional pharmacy, 3% as graduate students/fellows, 2% in independent community pharmacy and 2% to pursue positions in other areas. Congratulations Class of 2012!

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UT Wins 2013 Self-Care Competition

UTHSC College of Pharmacy’s team of student pharmacists won the Student Pharmacists’ Self-Care Championship at the 126th Annual Convention of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association in Chattanooga.

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UTHSC SNPhA Named National Chapter of the Year

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) was named Chapter of the Year at the organization’s 2013 National Conference, which was held in New Orleans July 26-29.

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Honorary Student Pharmacist for a Day

As class begins at the UT College of Pharmacy in Knoxville, chatter quiets down, and students turn toward the front of the classroom. Scanning the students, there are white coats and professional attire in every seat in the room, except the very first seat on the very front row. That is where you will find the pink, purple, and glitter attire today.

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Eoff Student Affairs Naming Project Surpasses $250K Goal

Dr. James C. Eoff, III is a beloved College of Pharmacy faculty member with a 40-plus-year career in the College. Dr. Eoff earned his Bachelor and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at the UT Health Science Center. He joined the faculty in 1970 and currently serves as Executive Associate Dean. In addition to his service to the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, Dr. Eoff has served on and provided leadership to the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, Tennessee Society of Independent Pharmacists, and Tennessee Pharmacists Association. He received the UT Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award on four occasions and the UT Alumni Association Distinguished Community Service Award.

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Lynch Honored with ASPEN New Pharmacy Practitioner Award

A University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy trainee was recently awarded the New Pharmacy Practitioner Award during Clinical Nutrition Week 2013. Allison Lynch, PharmD, received this award for her research project, which she presented at the Pharmacists Business Meeting.

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Manigaba PharmD/PhD Scholarship Recipient

This year’s PharmD/PhD scholarship was awarded to Kayihura Manigaba. The purpose of this scholarship is intended to support students admitted to the PharmD/PhD program at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy that have demonstrated academic excellences in coursework and research in the pursuance of their degrees.

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P3 Pinning Ceremony

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy celebrated the fourth annual P3 Pinning Ceremony on November 16, 2012, at the Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis. The event marked the culmination of student pharmacists’ didactic coursework and their transition to the advanced practice experience portion of the curriculum.

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Meibohm President-Elect of American College of Clinical Pharmacology

Bernd Meibohm, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs has been elected as 2012-14 president-elect of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP). His term will begin during the ACCP Annual Meeting September 23-25, 2012 in San Diego. The president-elect is part of the executive committee and assumes the duties of the president in their absence. The president-elect succeeds the president once their two year term is complete. "Regarding the election, I am of course honored by the trust and confidence that the ACCP Board of Regents has put in me by electing me to this leadership role for the organization," said Meibohm. "The American College of Clinical Pharmacology is truly an interprofessional organization in which pharmacists, physicians and scientists are working jointly together to improve drug development and applied pharmacotherapy. It overcomes the usual silo structure of other professional organizations and facilitates interactions among professionals as we all experience them in our daily work and practice."

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Update on PharmD Class of 2012 Employment

Class of 2012 Employment

Over 97% of the Class of 2012 is employed. As reported in July 2012, 85% of the 2012 graduates had specific plans at the time of graduation: 45% in chain community pharmacy, 28% in residency training, 5% in institutional pharmacy, 3% as graduate students/fellows, 2% in independent community pharmacy and 2% to pursue positions in other areas. Congratulations Class of 2012!

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UT Pharmacy Club Wins Again

EUT Pharmacy Club Wins Again

The University of Tennessee Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was named Chapter of the Year during the association's 2010 Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. The UT chapter, which comprises 545 members on the UT College of Pharmacy's campuses in Memphis and Knoxville, competed alongside 110 other pharmacy schools across the United States and Puerto Rico. The APhA-ASP Chapter of the Year is awarded to the chapter that excels in such areas as patient care projects, advocacy, and advancing the professional development of its members.

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Chapter Wins Division Achievement and Awards

The UT APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) won the award for Chapter Achievement in Division A at the 2011 APhA Meeting in Seattle, WA. Divisions are determined by the total enrollment of the college.

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Division A consists of schools with an enrollment greater than 500 student pharmacists. This awards comes only one year after the chapter won APhA-ASP Chapter of the Year. ASP’s other achievements this year are the Regional Immunization Award and they achieved a five star rating for consistent years of outstanding service. The UT ASP chapter is one of only four chapters in the nation to receive this honor. Finally, student pharmacist Elizabeth Ackerman represented the college in the National Patient Counseling Competition.

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UTCOP Receives $4.5M for New Building

UTCOP-Receives-4.5M-for-New-Building The final state budget for 2011-2012 was passed by the legislature in late May and includes $4.5 million for the new pharmacy building. The funds will be used to complete the 5th floor of the building, which will house the Medicinal Chemistry group. Senator Randy McNally, a 1969 UTCOP alumnus and current Chair of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, strongly supported the College of Pharmacy building project. Representative David Shepard, a 1974 COP alumnus, was also a key supporter. Many other alumni, faculty, staff and students were instrumental in rallying support across the state.

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Dr. Stephan L. Foster (right) receives the Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the American Pharmacist Association.

Dr. Stephan L. Foster Receives Outstanding Career Achievement Award

Dr. Stephan L. Foster (right) received the Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the American Pharmacist Association for his work in the area of public health and prevention of disease through vaccination.

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SNPhA Chapter Named Top 3 Nationally – Members, Advisor Recognized

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The University of Tennessee Chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) was ranked as one of the top three chapters in the nation. Additionally, the chapter was recognized for completing community service events in all six initiatives: 1) Keep Sake - an initiative promoting awareness for Chronic Kidney Disease, 2) Fight Diabetes, 3) Power to End Stroke, 4) Operation Immunization, 5) Legislative/Voting/Immigration and 6) HIV/AIDS: Remember the Ribbon. The chapter was also one of only a few schools to successfully complete the new initiative presented by Pfizer, Beat the Pack, where members taught a month-long smoking cessation module to the HIV-positive community at Friends for Life. About 30 student pharmacists attended the 2012 SNPhA National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 20-23.

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College of Pharmacy Dedicates New State-of-the-Art Building

College of Pharmacy Dedicates New State-of-the-Art Building

At 10:00 a.m. on August 25, 2011, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) dedicated its new 183,857-square-foot College of Pharmacy building on the UT-Baptist Research Park in the Memphis Medical Center. More than 300 alumni, faculty, students, staff and community guests joined Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and State Senator Randy McNally (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) to mark the official opening of the state-of-the-art facility. The new Pharmacy building is located at 881 Madison Avenue adjacent to the UTHSC main campus, which includes almost two million square feet of space.

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Watching a New Building Rise

Watching the construction

Dean Gourley and P4 student pharmacist Eboni Shipp discuss the location of the student auditorium in the new college of pharmacy building (left). An artist rendering of the new building (bottom right). Drs. Gourley and Nolly review the progress for the overall project (top right).

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Li Awarded Two NIH Grants

Li Awarded Two NIH Grants

Wei Li, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility at UTHSC, was recently awarded two NIH grants and a UT Research Foundation grant totaling $1.8 million. An NIH grant titled "Discovery of novel thiazole analogs for treating advanced melanoma" will fund research into developing new drugs to treat melanoma, which has rising incidence in the United States and is the most deadly type of skin cancer. While early stage melanoma can be cured by surgical removal, once metastasized, it is very difficult to treat and the median survival is only a few months.

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Buolamwini Awarded NIH Grant

John K. Buolamwini, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy has received a grant totaling $1,107,890 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The award will fund Dr. Buolamwini and his research team’s viral disease research efforts. The study titled, “A Targeted Preemptive Approach to Addressing Mitochondrial Toxicity of Nucleoside,” will be conducted over a four-year period.

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3rd Annual Student Leadership Retreat

3rd Annual Student Leadership Retreat

Margaret Thompson, PharmD, student in the dual degree PharmD/PhD program, has been awarded the Pfizer Pre–Doctoral Fellowship for Pharmaceutical Sciences by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for the third consecutive year. Dr. Thomson's research is focusing on the disposition of drugs in the pediatric population. Specifically, her research investigates the development of drug transporters and the role age may play in this process. Currently there is little information regarding the development of drug transport processes. With this information clinicians will be better able to predict which drugs may be safely be given to children at various ages. AFPE is the nation's oldest and largest pharmacy foundation and supports pharmaceutical sciences education at U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy through a variety of grant and fellowship programs.

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2010 Distinguished Professors for the First Tennessee Chair of Excellence Symposium

2010 Distinguished Professors

Dean Dick Gourley (left) and Dr. David Rogers (right) recognize Dr. Joe DiPiro, Executive Dean, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Dr. Barbara Wells, Dean, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, and Dr. Marilyn Speedie, Dean, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy as the 2010 Distinguished Professors for the First Tennessee Chair of Excellence Symposium. The topic of this year's symposium was the "Future of Education, Research, and Practice in Pharmacy".

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Student and Resident Posters Best at ACCP

Student and Resident Posters Best at ACCPFourth year student pharmacist, Johanna Norman’s poster, The Incidence of Bleeding with Enoxaparin Bridging, was awarded Best Student Poster at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2010 Annual Meeting on October 18, 2010 in Austin, Texas.

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Ram Mahato Named AAPS Fellow

Ram Mahato Named AAPS Fellow During the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ram Mahato, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the UT College of Pharmacy, was honored as a 2010 Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). AAPS is the premier professional, scientific society in the pharmaceutical sciences with more than 13,000 members employed in academia, industry, government, and other research institutes worldwide.

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Dickerson Contributes to New Nutritional Management Guidelines

Dickerson Contributes to New Nutritional Management Guidelines On November 12, 2010, Roland (Rolly) Dickerson, PharmD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, presented “Monitoring Nutrition Therapy in the Critically Ill Obese Patient” at the Nestlé Nutrition/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Obesity in Critical Care Workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada. His presentation will be published in a supplement in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN).

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Rashed Named Top MTM Pharmacist

Rashed Named Top MTM Pharmacist In September 2010, Sahar Rashed, PhD, PharmD (’00), Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Director and Manager of Walgreens Patient Care Center in Memphis, was rated the top pharmacist in Walgreens Corporation providing Medication Therapy Management (MTM) service. This rating is based on the number of clinical interventions and the total revenue of her service.

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Rho Chi Wins

Rho Chi Wins In November, The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy's Rho Chi Alpha Nu Chapter received a $500 award in support of their project proposal entitled "Introducing High School and College Students to Careers in Pharmacy." The mission of the project is to increase student awareness of the profession of pharmacy as a career choice. The project targets honor students in order to attract high quality candidates to a career in pharmacy.

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Pavan Vaddady Achieves AAPS Honor

During the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana, Pavan K. Vaddady, graduate student in the UTHSC graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences, received the AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism & Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research.

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International Presentations by Mahato and Dickerson

International Presentations by Mahato and Dickerson Ram Mahato, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently returned from an educational trip to China. Dr. Mahato was invited by two of his post-doctoral students, Drs. Guofeng Cheng and Yong Chen, and one of his graduate students, Zhaoyang Ye, to present research seminars at their respective institutions.

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Gattas Chairs BPS Nuclear Council

In 2011, Fred Gattas (’01), PharmD, BCNP, will be installed as the Chair of the Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Council for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

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Ashley Dick Receives PCCA Scholarship

Ashley Dick, PharmD is the 2010 recipient of the Inaugural George Roentsch Scholarship.

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ASHP Student Poster Presentations

ASHP Student Poster Presentations Several student pharmacists and their faculty mentors, pictured below, presented posters at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting on December 6, 2010 in Anaheim, California, including Gillian Bell, Dr. Rex Brown, Jonathan Jones, Jonathan Lee, Danny Marsh, Chris Moore, Danielle Yates, Amber Mynakha, and Erin Hudgens.

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UT Hosts ASP Midyear Regional Meetin

UT Hosts ASP Midyear Regional Meetin The 2010 American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Region 3 Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) was held in Memphis on October 15 - 17 at the Cook Convention Center. This is the first time in over a decade that MRM has been held in Memphis. Rebecca Regen, a fourth-year student pharmacist, served as the Region 3 MRM Coordinator.

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Brad Tice

Brad Tice, PharmD, was featured in the November edition of Pharmacy Today for advancements made in MTM programming through his position with the company PharmMD. Dr. Tice serves as Chief Clinical Officer of PharmMD and was instrumental in the development of the documentation and analytics platform used by PharmMD pharmacists to deliver MTM services.

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Student Pharmacists Support Local Charities

Student Pharmacists Support Local Charities This year, the College of Pharmacy was proud to have 43 students run in either the St. Jude full or half-marathon. There were students from every class and from both the Memphis and Knoxville campuses represented in either race, and five students ran the entire 26.2 miles!

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Joseph R. Walker, PharmD Joseph R. Walker, PharmD, has recently been honored by the American College of Clinical Pharmacology with the McKeen Cattell Memorial Award for the best research publication in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 2009.

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EUT Pharmacy Club Wins Again The University of Tennessee Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was named Chapter of the Year during the association's 2010 Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. The UT chapter, which comprises 545 members on the UT College of Pharmacy's campuses in Memphis and Knoxville, competed alongside 110 other pharmacy schools across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Thompson Awarded Pfizer Pre–Doctoral Fellowship Margaret Thomson, PharmD, student in the dual degree PharmD/PhD program, has been awarded the Pfizer Pre–Doctoral Fellowship for Pharmaceutical Sciences by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for the third consecutive year. Dr. Thomson's research is focusing on the disposition of drugs in the pediatric population.

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Dr. Shannon Finks Delivers Convocation Address Dr. Shannon Finks was selected by the Class of 2010 to deliver the graduation address during Honors and Awards Convocation ceremony on May 27th. Dr. Finks graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1998 and completed a general pharmacy practice residency at Methodist Hospitals of Memphis in 1999.

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Dr. Peter Chyka & Dr. Stephanie Phelps 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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The Fogelman College of Business and Economics of The University of Memphis, in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy, announces the offering of an MBA Degree with a Pharmacy Practice Management Concentration. The program can be taken on a part–time or full–time basis, with classes offered in the evenings and online.

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Jennifer Stewart-Outten Jennifer Stewart-Outten (Administrative Specialist l in the Office of Academic Affairs) will graduate on May 8, 2010 from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Leadership. She is graduating with Cum Laude Honors.



Melinda Garrett In the spring of 2006, students at the UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy established a scholarship in the name of Melinda Rhea Garrett. The endowment is now funded and the first scholarship will be presented this year.

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Barbara G. Wells Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, Dean, Professor and Executive Director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, received the 2010 APhA Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, DC, March 12-15, 2010.

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LeMarcus Wingate Dr. La'Marcus Wingate (Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded a $28,000 dissertation fellowship through the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Dr. Wingate's dissertation proposal was one of five chosen nationwide to receive this award in recognition of outstanding research proposals in the area of retirement research.

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Brian Marlow Brain Marlow (P4) was recently notified that he is the recipient of the ASHP Student Leadership Award Program. This award recognizes four student pharmacists with an interest in pharmacy practice in health-systems who have demonstrated leadership ability.

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Grayson Peek Grayson Peek, first year student pharmacist, has been selected to take part in The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pharmacy Internship Program for the summer of 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Pharmacy Internship Program was established in order to provide pharmacy students with a structured learning experience and exposure to Hospital and Health system pharmacy practice.

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Buolamwini Receives Maturation Grant Dr. John K. Buolamwini was recently awarded a Maturation Grant by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation entitled "Enhancement of Anticancer Activity and Pharmacokinetic Studies of 1-Aryl-Pyrido[b]Indoles."

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Tucker Named 2009 Outstanding Alumnus After graduating with his Pharm.D. degree from the UT College of Pharmacy in 1988, Dr. Tucker joined the family-owned City Drug Company in Huntingdon where he implemented several new pharmacy services such as diabetes care, asthma education and immunization administration. Dr. Tucker has served as president of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), president of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy, and speaker of the House of Delegates for TPA for more than 10 years.

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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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Jenny Easterling Installed as TSSP President Jenny Easterling (P2) will be installed as President of the Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists (TSSP) during the February 2010 meeting of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. Jenny chose to run for this position, in one of the nation's most active state pharmacy organization, because of its valuable opportunities. "I can represent the opinion of student pharmacists and can actively participate in the decision making process that could dictate what the future of the profession will be."

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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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Rebecca Regen Rebecca Regen, a third year student pharmacist, was elected as the 2009-2010 American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Region 3 Midyear Regional Meeting Coordinator (MRMC). As MRMC, Rebecca will work with the APhA staff to plan and implement activities to be held during the 2010 Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM), which will be in Memphis in the fall.

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Mary V. Relling, Pharm.D. Mary V. Relling, Pharm.D. has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Relling, chair of St. Jude Pharmaceutical Sciences, is among 65 new members of the IOM this year.

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UT COP students elected and appointed to national and regional positionsJenna Faircloth (left), a third year student pharmacist, was elected as the 2009-2010 Southcentral Regional Correspondent for the Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity. Josh Ogle (middle), a fourth year student pharmacist, was elected as the 2009-2010 American Pharmacist Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) National Member-at-large. Alexandra Barnette (right), a fourth year student pharmacist, serves as chair of the National StuNet Advisory Committee.


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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15th Annual Emmett Manley ParScription Golf Tournament The 15th Annual Emmett Manley ParScription Golf Tournament. Hosted by ASP, will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Stonebridge in Memphis, Tennessee. Registration begins at 11:30 am (CDT) with a shot-gun start at 1 pm (CDT). If you are interested in playing, sponsoring a student pharmacist, or sponsoring a hole please contact ryoung15@uthsc.edu or call 901.448.8780


Duane D. Miller, Ph.D., received the prestigious Volwiler Research Achievement Award Duane D. Miller, Ph.D., received the prestigious Volwiler Research Achievement Award during the 2009 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars.

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Faculty Papers Earn Accolades Dr. Dick Gourley, dean of the college of pharmacy, accepts the 2009 AACP Rufus A. Lyman Award on behalf of a team of faculty members from the University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis. The Lyman Award honors the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and was presented during the 2009 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting and Seminars on July 21, 2009.

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Omega chapter of Phi Delta Chi wins the Emory W. Thurston Grand President's Award For the second consecutive year, the Omega chapter of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity from the University of Tennessee won the Emory W. Thurston Grand President's Award during the recent 67th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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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Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: (615) 253-5600
Fax: (615) 532-3399