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Finks and McFarland Honored as Outgoing ACCP PRN Chairs

Shannon Finks, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy, and Shawn McFarland, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, BCACP, associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy, both received outgoing officer awards from the Cardiology and Ambulatory Care PRNs, respectively, in recognition of their service during their time as Chairs for 2013-2014. During their terms as Chair, they oversaw all…

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Howard-Thompson Featured on WREG

On October 30th, Memphis News station WREG aired a story titled “Rx Problems: Pharmacy Gives Firefighter Adderall Instead of Mobic.” WREG interviewed College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Amanda Howard-Thompson about the keys to preventing medication errors. Dr. Howard-Thompson emphasized the importance of communication: “All new prescriptions, brand new prescriptions, you’ve never had this drug before,…

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UTCOP Celebrates Annual Feurt Symposium

On October 8th, students and faculty attended the annual Feurt Symposium. UTCOP welcomed Dr. Michael Seropian, MD, FRCPC from Oregon Health and Science University to discuss “Clinical Simulation: Relevance to Pharmacy Education.” Dr. Seropian is the current president of the SimHealth Group, an organization that is working closely with UTHSC to design and develop their…

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Students Network at Annual Career Day

    Each year, student pharmacists have an opportunity to explore potential career paths at the UTCOP Annual Career Fairs and Career Interview Days in Knoxville and Memphis. Typically, 10-15 companies are represented. This year on November 7th, the event took place at the UTK University Center in Knoxville. In Memphis, student pharmacists participated in…

Utensil University

Utensil University

Several student pharmacists participated in a two-hour session on proper dining technique in an event called Utensil University. The free dinner was held on November 9th at Chez Philippe in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and at Bridgeview Grill on November 12th in Knoxville. Students had the opportunity to prepare for important dinners, interviews and…

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New Addition

Drs. Chris Wood and Christa George, associate professors at UT College of Pharmacy, were thrilled to welcome their new baby girl into the world on October 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm. Zoe Raye Wood was 6 pounds 7 ounces and 19 inches. She is named after her maternal grandfather, Dannye Ray George (UTCOP Class of…

Faculty Presentations

Dr. Shannon Finks. “Continuity of Cardiovascular Care: Considering Inpatient and Outpatient Perspectives for Heart Failure, Valve Disease, and Uncontrolled Cardiovascular Risk” on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. ACCP Meeting, Austin, TX. Dr. Shannon Finks facilitated the Cardiology roundtable at the ACCP Clinical Career Path Roundtable on Sunday, Oct 14, 2014. ACCP Meeting, Austin, TX.

Faculty Posters

Bland P, Rogers KC, Finks SW. Effects of long term proton pump inhibitor use in those receiving dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention. Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy; October 2014; Austin, TX. Roberts KM, Savage RW, Parker RB, Finks SW, Rogers KC. Impact of digoxin use…

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Kumar Honored with Gandhi Award

Dr. Santosh Kumar, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently received the prestigious honor, “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman” or the “Mahatma Gandhi Non-resident Indian Honor” from the Non-resident Indian (NRI) Welfare Society of India. The NRI society of India presents this honor to promote unity, progress, friendship, and co-operation. The honor is presented to a handful…