Dr. Roland N. Dickerson Receives ASHP Foundation’s 2009 Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice


Roland N. Dickerson, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Roland N. Dickerson, Pharm.D., BCNSP, has been named the recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation’s 2009 Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Dickerson is a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a clinical pharmacist and nutrition support service clinical coordinator at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. The ASHP Foundation will recognize all of the recipients of the 2009 Literature Awards during the 2009 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Literature Awards Program honors important contributions to the literature of pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems. All Literature Award recipients exemplify excellence in research and writing that foster improvements in the medication-use process, pioneer new uses of technology and pharmacy personnel and promote the pharmacist’s role in patient care.

Dr. Dickerson has authored more than 140 publications and 79 scientific abstracts, and has given more than 160 professional presentations. Throughout his career, Dr. Dickerson has accrued more than $3 million in research grants and clinical contracts and has trained 42 advanced pharmacy residents and fellows. He has served on the editorial boards of the journals Nutrition, Nutrition in Clinical Practice, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and Hospital Pharmacy and is a reviewer for numerous pharmacy, nutrition, and medical journals. He is a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist and a fellow in the American College of Nutrition and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

"I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the recipient of this award," said Dickerson. "I am indebted to the ASHP Foundation not only for this award but also for fostering my career as a clinician and investigator when awarded the Pharmacy Nutritional Support Fellowship nearly 28 years ago. I am also grateful to my long-term pharmacy mentors and colleagues, Drs. Rex Brown, Richard Helms, and Lawrence Hak. This award is also shared with numerous former pharmacy students, residents, and fellows who facilitated successful fruition of various projects that led to presentations, publications, and implementation into clinical practice. Most importantly, I am fortunate to have received many years of love and support from my wife, Erin, and our children, Robert, Anne, and Gillian, who inspire me to be the best pharmacist that I can be."