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Promotions and Tenure

Leslie Hamilton, PharmD, BCPS recently was promoted to associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hamilton obtained a BA degree in English Literature from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville before continuing her education at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Upon completion of her PharmD in 2007,…

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Christensen Elected to ASPEN Board of Directors

Michael L. Christensen, PharmD, BCNSP, FPPAG recently was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN); his term is June 1, 2015 through April 30, 2017. ASPEN is dedicated to creating a future where practitioners will be able to provide all patients with safe, effective, and quality nutritional care through…

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Welcome New Faculty – Dr. Brian Peters

Brian Peters, PhD recently joined the College of Pharmacy faculty as an assistant professor in the Division of Experimental Therapeutics within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Peters obtained a BS degree in Microbiology at Penn State University before earning a PhD at the University of Maryland in 2010 in the program of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology. He then conducted…

Faculty Publications

Bomb R, Oliphant CS, Khouzam RN. Dual antiplatelet therapy after coronary artery bypass grafting in the setting of acute coronary syndrome. Am J of Cardiol 2015;116(1):148-154. Christensen ML, Franklin BE, Momper JD, Reed MD. Pediatric drug development programs for type 2 diabetes: A review. J Clin Pharmacol 2015;55(7): 731-738. *Editor’s Choice article* Herrera OR, Thornton TA,…

Faculty Presentations

Byrd D, Hagemann T, Helms R, White C. Innovative pharmacy practice models: Income-generating to informatics. AACP Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. July 13, 2015. Eoff J. History of clinical pharmacy in Tennessee: A challenge to become change advocates. 128th Annual TPA Convention and Expo. Murfreesboro, TN. July 14, 2015. Foster S. Immunization update and OSHA…

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Faculty Posters

Chisholm-Burns M, Spivey C, Gatwood J, Dickey S. Net cumulative income break-even analysis of pharmacy graduates compared to high school and college graduates. AACP Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. July 11, 2015. Chisholm-Burns M, Spivey C, Gatwood J, Dickey S. Net cumulative income of pharmacy faculty compared to community and hospital pharmacists. AACP Annual Meeting.…

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Herrera Pediatric Residency Preceptor of the Year

Oscar R. Herrera, PharmD (’11) was named the 2015 Pediatric Residency Preceptor of the Year at the 31st Annual Residents & Fellows Recognition Banquet in June. Following graduation, Dr. Herrera completed a Pediatric Nutrition Support Fellowship with LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. Beginning in August 2014, he joined the UTHSC College of Pharmacy faculty as an assistant…

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Alumni and Faculty Recognized at TPA Annual Meeting

The 128th Annual Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) Convention and Expo was held on July 13-16 in Murfreesboro. Many faculty and alumni presented at the conference, including Drs. Stephan Foster, Leslie Hamilton, M. Shawn McFarland, Shaunta’ Ray, Cyle White and Mac Wilhoit. One of the featured general session speakers was Dr. Jim Eoff, whose presentation was titled “History…

Left to Right: Barbara Colwell, RD, CDE, Alesha Payne, PA-C, Travis Davis, community health worker, Joshua Crago, UTHSC student pharmacist, Jennifer Tatum-Cranford, PharmD, Alan Tatum, DPh

Payless Family Pharmacy Achieves AADE Accreditation for Diabetes Education

Payless Family Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy in Sparta, has achieved accreditation through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for its diabetic health clinic. In order to obtain AADE accreditation, an organization must develop a strategy for patient education based around the standards published by AADE; this serves to ensure that diabetes educators are…

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Davis Completes Purdue/Lily/FDA Fellowship

Sam Davis, PharmD (’13) completed a two-year fellowship in Regulatory Affairs – Drug Advertising and Promotion at Purdue University in June 2015. During the fellowship his time was split between Eli Lily, Purdue University, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While at Eli Lilly, Dr. Davis was a member of the regulatory review team and worked on several…

Upcoming Events

PRECEPTOR DEVELOPMENT UTCOP-Knoxville Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1-4 pm ET Room 309 UTCOP-Memphis Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1-4 pm CT Room 105 ROTATION/RESIDENCY DAY UTCOP-Knoxville Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9 am-3 pm ET UTCOP-Memphis Thursday, August 20, 2015 9 am-3 pm CT CLINICAL PHARMACY GRAND ROUNDS Dr. Tim Self and Dr. Junling Wang August 27, 2015 12…