Stephanie J. Phelps, Pharm.D., BCPS presented 2009 Distinguished Service Award

Stephanie J. Phelps, Pharm.D., BCPS presented 2009 Distinguished Service Award

NASHVILLE, TN - Stephanie J. Phelps, Pharm.D., BCPS, of Memphis, Tennessee, was recently presented the 2009 Distinguished Service Award by the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) in a ceremony held during its annual meeting, in conjunction with the 122nd Annual Convention of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes sustained service and accomplishment for a career of twenty or more years in the pharmacy profession. It is presented to a pharmacist who has made significant contributions in the area of health-system pharmacy practice, research and/or publications; implemented innovative approaches to practice; and achieved professional standing in the community and health-system practice.

Dr. Phelps is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Pharmacy. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the University of Tennessee Academy of Student Pharmacists.

Dr. Phelps received her B.S. in pharmacy from the Samford University School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama, and her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis. She completed a residency at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis.

Dr. Phelps is an elected fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association, and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Society of Health- System Pharmacists, the American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition, the American Epilepsy Society, the Memphis Area Pharmacists Association, the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. Dr. Phelps is the Editor of the Teddy Bear Book: Guidelines for Administration of Parenteral Medications to Children and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. She has published a number or book chapters and reviews and over 50 research manuscripts and abstracts dealing with pediatric pharmacotherapy.

The Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists is a statewide professional organization for pharmacists whose practice is in an institution or health-system. It is affiliated with the Tennessee Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.