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Wood ASHP Critical Care Traineeship Faculty

Christopher Wood, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS, associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy was selected in February as a preceptor for the American Society of Health-system Pharmacy (ASHP) critical care traineeship program. The traineeship is a 5-month, ACPE-accredited, educational experience during which pharmacists will be trained to develop and maintain specialized services for the management of critically…

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Byrd Presents ACCP Leadership and Management Academy in Saudi Arabia

Debbie Byrd, PharmD, BCPS, professor and associate dean, presented the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Leadership and Management Academy March 2-4 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This certificate program is designed to develop leadership and management abilities for practitioners and faculty who are currently in leadership or management positions or those who aspire to pursue positions of leadership in the…

Faculty Publications

Courson A, Jones GM, Twilla JD. Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy: Comparing the effects of adding rifaximin to lactulose. J Pharm Pract 2015 Jan 13 [Epub ahead of print]. Hollis IB, Jennings DL, Oliphant CS, Baker WL, Davis EM, Allender JE, Zemrak WR, Ensor C. Key articles and guidelines in the management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery.…

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Eoff Scheduled to Perform at the Orpheum

As a farewell gift from the College of Pharmacy, alumni, faculty, and students in honor of his retirement, former Associate Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Jim Eoff will be performing at the Orpheum Theatre this summer. The organ concert will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 7 PM. Admission is free and is open to…

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APhA-ASP Awards Banquet

On Sunday, March 8th, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) held its annual Awards Banquet and Casino Night at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. Outgoing chapter student leaders were honored and newly elected officers were installed. When asked to reflect on her time as Chapter President, Samantha Lewis responded that it…

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Rho Chi Inducts New Student Pharmacists

The Rho Chi Society, Pharmacy’s academic honor society, encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society encourages high standards of conduct and character, and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. Students with grades in the top 10% of their class are inducted in the spring of…

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Phi Lambda Sigma Inducts New Members

Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) is the national leadership honor society for student pharmacists.The purpose of PLS, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. Members are selected by peer recognition and faculty recommendation. The following students were inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma this year:…

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Patient Counseling Skills Competition Winners

The UTHSC College of Pharmacy chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) held its annual Patient Counseling Skills Competition in January. The goal of the competition is to encourage student pharmacists in their efforts towards becoming better educators. Fifteen students participated in this year’s competition, with Katelyn Wassell, Brandon Ladd, and Lauren Bode placing in…

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RAM Clinic Outreach in Knoxville

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is an organization that provides free medical, dental, and vision care to those who cannot afford it. Alissa Nathans, P2 member of the APhA-ASP Executive Council, has been a partner with RAM for several years. She explained some of the new initiatives of RAM and how student pharmacists are getting involved. According to…

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Knoxville “PARscription” Golf Tournament

The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists will be hosting the 2nd annual Knoxville “PARscription” Golf Tournament on Monday April, 20, 2015 at Green Meadow Country Club. The tournament is held to raise funds to assist APhA-ASP in continuing to serve the community throughout the upcoming year. If you would like to sponsor a hole,…

TSSP Annual Meeting in Nashville

TSSP Annual Meeting in Nashville

On Saturday February 21, student pharmacists from across the state attended the 7th annual Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists Meeting in Nashville. The focus of this year’s meeting was on leadership and innovation.  The meeting commenced with a message from business motivational speaker, Sam Davidson, in which he emphasized servant leadership and community building. A panel consisting…

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TSSP Legislative Health Fair

As part of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) Midyear Meeting, UTHSC COP student pharmacists attended the annual student-organized legislative health fair alongside students from the other colleges of pharmacy across the state of Tennessee. The health fair was held at the Tennessee State Capitol on February 23rd and consisted of blood pressure screenings, discussing the importance of pharmacist integration…