UT Faculty are Pharmacist and Young Pharmacist of the Year
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. Dr. Carter currently holds a dual faculty position as an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy with the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and as the chief pharmacist with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, now the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Dr. Carter also serves as the State Opioid Treatment Authority for Tennessee. He has collaborated with the Tennessee Pharmacists Association and has served on multiple TPA committees, as well as serving as the secretary/treasurer for the Tennessee Society of Pharmacists. Also, Dr. Carter is currently serving a second term on the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Nurses Foundation.
Young Pharmacist of the Year: 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. The award was initiated to encourage newer pharmacists to participate in Association and community activities. Dr. Ray currently serves as associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She practices in-patient and out-patient family medicine with University Family Physicians at University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC). She also serves as Pharmacotherapy residency director at UTMC and co-director of the College of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Program.