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Glen Farr To Retire From UTHSC College of Pharmacy

Dr. Glen Farr

Following a distinguished 46-year career of leadership and public service on the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Glen Farr, PharmD, has announced plans to retire, effective September 1.

Dr. Farr joined UTHSC in 1973 and was one of the first pharmacists in East Tennessee to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  Currently a professor of clinical pharmacy and dean of continuing education, he has contributed to the education and professional development of thousands of students and healthcare professionals throughout Tennessee.

His accolades include receiving the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Teacher of the Year Award in 2002, the UTHSC College of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumnus in 2007, and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the 2016 Class of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. In 2019, Dr. Farr was recognized by Tennessee Senate Resolution #325, honoring 45 years of service to UTHSC and pharmacy practice in Tennessee.

His love of learning and talent for sharing his knowledge has spread throughout the city of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee.

Dr. Robert “Ned” Giles of Chattanooga noted Dr. Farr’s impact, “His nationally acclaimed continuing education programs have brought drug updates to the practicing pharmacists and technicians of Tennessee, allowing these professionals to better serve their patients.  A valued colleague to many, he has well served the education and pharmacy professions.”

To honor his decades of service, UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, has named Dr. Farr Professor Emeritus. A student scholarship fund has been established in his honor. Individuals wishing to make a contribution in his honor can donate online at giving.uthsc.edu/COPFarr.

For more information, contact James Wheeler, PharmD, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science and director of continuing professional development for the UTHSC College of Pharmacy at jwheele4@uthsc.edu or 865.974.2386