Freeman Named Pharmacist of the Year


Jun 11, 2013

Trish Freeman, a College alumnus and faculty member, was named Pharmacist of the Year by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) at its 135th Annual Meeting in Louisville on June 8. This award recognizes a pharmacist for outstanding professional activities undertaken during the current or previous calendar year.

“It was an honor to receive an award from an organization that I value so much and from colleagues that have helped shape my career,” said Dr. Freeman. “It was a special day for me and my family, and I am very grateful to KPhA.”

Dr. Freeman, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice and science currently serves as Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP). CAPP works to utilize the College’s education, engagement, and research strengths to improve the practice of pharmacy across the state, the nation and the world.

Dr. Freeman holds two degrees from the UK College of Pharmacy, having received her bachelor’s degree in 1987 and her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1991. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont, Freeman returned to the College in 1995, first as a part-time assistant professor and then as a full-time lecturer.

She has been active in Kentucky’s pharmacy organizations as well. She has served on the Advisory Council to the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, is a member of the Kentucky Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, and she remains a long-standing member of KPhA.

On the national level, she is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

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