Powers receives Gene Graves Award for Lifetime Achievement
Tony Powers, PharmD received the 2009 National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) Gene Graves Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dr. Powers, CEO of Medical Alternatives in Millington, Tennessee and professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy received the award during the NHIA Annual Conference and Exposition. Established in 2006, the Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to home infusion patients and to the home infusion community overall.
Dr. Powers, who served on the NHIAs board from 1997-2003, and as Board President from 1999 to 2000, was a charter member of NHIA and has been instrumental in motivating others to be active in building the association. Dr. Powers is credited with initiating one of our nations first home infusion pharmacy residency programs. Throughout his career, he has been on the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties - Specialty Council on Nutritional Support Pharmacy Practice, National Board of Nutrition Support Certification; The Professional Standards Board - Pharmacy Service- and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, among others.