UTHSC College of Pharmacy Honors Alumni Farr and Black

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Glen E. Farr, PharmD, and Baeteena M. Black, PharmD, will receive top honors from UTHSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association at its 2007 Alumni Awards and Reunion Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 26.

Glen E. Farr, PharmD, and Baeteena M. Black, PharmD, will receive top honors from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy Alumni Association at its 2007 Alumni Awards and Reunion Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26, at the Knoxville Marriott.

Dr. Farr, a native of Alcoa, Tenn., and a professor and associate dean in the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, will be presented the 2007 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Dr. Black, who is the executive director of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, as well as a UTHSC alumna, will be honored with the Distinguished Service to Pharmacy Award.

Glen E. Farr, PharmD

Dr. Farr will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award, which recognizes a member of the profession of pharmacy who has distinguished himself or herself in the areas of: community service, leadership in local, state or national health or in non-health-related organizations; teaching or research activities, or service to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.

After receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1973 from the UT College of Pharmacy in Memphis, Dr. Farr was appointed to the faculty by Dean Seldon D. Feurt. Dr. Farr is based in Knoxville and serves as professor of clinical pharmacy and associate dean for continuing education and public service.

“Glen has provided exemplary service to the UT College of Pharmacy and to practitioners across Tennessee in his 34 years as a faculty member,” said UTHSC College of Pharmacy Dean Dick Gourley. “I believe every pharmacist in our state knows Glen as a planner and organizer of the college’s top-quality continuing education programs. He strives each year to improve on the outstanding programs available. We are extremely proud that Dr. Farr has been selected to receive the 2007 Outstanding Alumnus Award.”

In addition to responsibilities for pharmacy continuing education offered throughout the state of Tennessee, Dr. Farr works with pharmacy students at the Knoxville campus and teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing pharmacology courses at UT Knoxville.

Dr. Farr has written more than 50 articles for industry publications, authored or edited more than 20 books or educational courses, and presented more than 600 papers and speeches locally, nationally and internationally.

He is the past president of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, was the 1983 “Pharmacist of the Year” for the state of Tennessee, and in 1997 received the “Distinguished Service to Pharmacy Award” from the Tennessee Society of Hospital Pharmacists. In 2002, Dr. Farr received the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association “Teacher of the Year Award.”

Baeteena M. Black, PharmD

The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a person or organization for outstanding service to the profession of pharmacy and the college. A second-generation pharmacist and Nashville resident, Dr. Black received her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1971 from the UT College of Pharmacy.

As the executive director of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), a position she has held since September 1994, Dr. Black works diligently every day to represent the profession of pharmacy in legislative and regulatory arenas in Nashville and Washington, D.C. In this role, she works to advance the recognition of the pharmacy profession, ensuring the economic and professional success of pharmacists in all practice settings.

“Baeteena is an outstanding representative of pharmacy to a variety of people, and her work with the Tennessee General Assembly and state government has brought pharmacy issues to the forefront,” said Dean Gourley. “The college is indeed proud to present her this award on behalf of all the pharmacists of our state and alumni of our college.”

Prior to returning to Tennessee to become TPA’s executive director, she was the director of pharmacy affairs and state health services for G.D. Searle in Chicago. Her practice experience includes long-term pharmacy care and community pharmacy.

Dr. Black has been active in local, state and national pharmacy organizations throughout her career, having served as TPA president from 1988 to 1989, and as president of the UT College of Pharmacy Alumni Association from 1983 to 1984. She has also received numerous local, state and national awards and recognitions for her service to the pharmacy profession.