Congratulations to the Class of 2017

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy held its graduation ceremony on May 5, 2017. Dean Marie A. Chisolm-Burns presided over the ceremony and welcomed the graduates, family, friends and pharmacy faculty to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.  This year’s commencement address was given by Dr. Sharon Youmans, Vice Dean and Professor at…

College of Pharmacy students and faculty honored at the SGAEC Awards banquet

During the Student Government Association Executive Committee banquet, 37 COP students were inducted into the Imhotep Society.  The SGAEC established the Imhotep Society, a campus organization to recognize students who, because of their service and leadership, have significantly contributed to student life on this campus. That same evening, Dr. Chris Wood, Associate Professor in the…

Pharmacy Students Train to Fight Tennessee Opioid Epidemic

While the opioid epidemic affects people across the country, some of the people that have been impacted the most has been Tennesseans. Perhaps that is why, with the help of state legislators, pharmacists can now enter into collaborative practice agreements allowing them to write for and dispense naloxone, a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses,…

Pharmacy Students Provide Free Blood Pressure Screenings for Healthy Heart Initiative

Members of the UT College of Pharmacy American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) joined with Fred’s Pharmacy in its Healthy Heart initiative for February. Students performed free blood pressure screenings at various Fred’s locations throughout the month, and Fred’s donated $1 to the American Heart Association for every blood pressure screening performed. In addition…

Knoxville Campus Rallies to Support Those Affected by Gatlinburg Fires

In November 2016, Gatlinburg, TN was devastated by a horrific fire that ripped through East Tennessee. The fires resulted in 14 deaths, more than 2,400 structures damaged or destroyed, and thousands of people displaced. This led to Tennesseans doing what Tennesseans do best… Volunteer. Quickly, several organizations and thousands of people began donating supplies, and…