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UTHSC News: Alumna, UT Board of Trustees Member Committed to Serve Statewide


Shanea McKinney, PharmD, points her grandmother’s experience with chronic conditions and the pharmaceutical care she received as the inspiration behind her journey into the profession of pharmacy.

“My grandmother, Mary Katherine Chandler, saw doctors regularly, but the health care professionals that she interacted with more often were her pharmacists,” Dr. McKinney said. “She trusted their knowledge and ability to help her make the important connections with her prescribed medications and how those medications positively impacted her medical conditions. I really appreciated witnessing, firsthand, the value of those relationships in improving her overall quality of life.”

Now, Dr. McKinney, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, serves as a member of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and became the first person of color to serve on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.

Read more on our UTHSC News site.