Reed Chosen President-Elect of National Student Pharmacists

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Brent Reed, a second-year student at UTHSC College of Pharmacy, has been chosen national president-elect of the Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP), the student branch of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Brent Reed, a second-year student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy, has been chosen national president-elect of the Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP), the student branch of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The son of Calvin and Patty Reed of Spring City, TN, he will serve as president of APhA-ASP in 2008-09. Student elections were held during the APhA Annual Meeting, March 16-19 in Atlanta, Ga.

Brent is a native of Spring City, in Rhea County, Tennessee, and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at UT Knoxville in 2005. While at UTK, he was a member of Mortar Board, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society, and the UT Honors Program. At the UT Health Science Center, Brent is president of the UT chapter of APhA-ASP and is an active member of Phi Delta Chi, a pharmacy fraternity. Additionally, he is a member of Rho Chi, an academic honorary society and Phi Lambda Sigma, a leadership society. He is a co-founder and co-editor of The Compass, a publication started last year to help orient incoming students to the UT College of Pharmacy. Brent’s volunteer activities include tutoring, community health screenings, and outreach efforts to promote patient care in the Memphis area.

Dr. Dick R. Gourley, dean of the UTHSC College of Pharmacy, said, “All of us associated with the College of Pharmacy and the profession of pharmacy across Tennessee are extremely proud of Brent and his election as president-elect of APhA-ASP. During his term as president, he will be the leader of every pharmacy student in our nation, which is both an honor and a responsibility. We are confident that Brent is up to the task. He is a bright and involved young man, and we are proud that he is one of our students. We are also very proud of his fellow UT pharmacy students and their role in helping achieve Brent’s election.”