Bradley Boucher, PharmD, FCCP, MCCM, FNAP, former interim dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Medal Award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. The Paul F. Parker Medal is the highest honor awarded by the ACCP and recognizes Dr. Boucher for his longstanding dedication to the pharmacy profession as an educator, clinician, and scholar.
The Paul F. Parker Medal Award honors an individual for their outstanding and sustained contributions to improving or expanding the field in many areas of professional service including, but not limited to, patient care, leadership, administration, financial, technological, information provision/processing, service delivery, models of care, and advocacy.
“I am extremely humbled to receive this prestigious honor from ACCP. What is especially rewarding is that I became close to Dr. Parker, the namesake of this award, in the twilight of his monumental career decades ago as a fellow at the University of Kentucky,” said Dr. Boucher. “To receive this award bearing his name and to be listed along with past recipients who are among the giants within the pharmacy professions, is the capstone of my career.”
Dr. Boucher joined the College of Pharmacy in 1984, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 and his PharmD in 1983 from the University of Minnesota. For almost 40 years, Dr. Boucher has made a lasting contribution to the college in his service as associate dean for Strategic Initiatives and Operations, professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, vice chair for Institutional Programs and Strategic Planning in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, associate professor and vice chair for Research in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, and associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He also practiced as a clinical pharmacist at Regional One Health from June 1984-June 2022.
Dr. Boucher retired from the College of Pharmacy on Monday, July 31, but will continue to serve part-time beginning in September. He will be leading projects on alumni engagement and the development of the college’s new five-year strategic plan.
In addition to his impact at UTHSC, Dr. Boucher has tremendous involvement in many professional organizations. He was elected as a Fellow of the ACCP in 1998, served as the president of the ACCP in 2002, and received the ACCP Service Award in 2004. In 2016-2018, Dr. Boucher served as the president of the National Rho Chi Honor Society. Currently, he is serving as the Rho Chi Society Treasurer.
“Dr. Boucher has had a profound impact on critical care pharmacy through his research and clinical practice, in addition to training nearly 80 critical care pharmacy residents and nine critical care fellows, many of whom are recognized as leaders of critical care pharmacy practice, research, and education in the US,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Reginald Frye, PharmD, PhD, FCCP.
The ACCP is a professional and scientific society for clinical pharmacy practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents and fellows from more than 60 countries who are dedicated to excellence in clinical pharmacy. It provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources for clinical pharmacists to accomplish excellence in practice, research, and education.
Dr. Boucher will be recognized November 12, at the awards and recognition ceremony during the 2023 ACCP Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.