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Distinguished Service Award

Linda Albrecht, regional internship director and faculty preceptor for the College of Pharmacy, will receive the Distinguished Service Award at the 2013 annual seminar of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  The organization, whose annual meeting is scheduled for April 26-28 in Austin, will also recognize several others associated with the college with honors and awards.

The TSHP Distinguished Service Award is the society's highest honor.  It is awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to the practice of health-system pharmacy in the form of sustained exemplary service, an outstanding single achievement or a combination of accomplishments promoting and advancing pharmacy. Albretch serves as instructor and internship coordinator in the pharmacy technician training program at Richland College in Dallas and as a consultant pharmacist in ambulatory surgery centers in addition to her work with the College of Pharmacy.

In addition to Albrecht, several college alumni will be honored including Jennifer Ridings-Myhra, B.S. '78 and the college's assistant dean for experiential and professional affairs.  She will receive TSHP's Pharmacy Leadership Award for demonstrating leadership and vision to advance the practice and profession and to improve patient care.

The Lewis S. Smith Pharmacy Practitioner Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates exemplary patient care and exceptional relationships with other healthcare professionals.  The 2013 recipient of this award is Feibi Chi, Pharm.D. '06 who works at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Brian Cohen, Pharm.D. '99, is this year's recipient of the Larry C. Nesmith Pharmacist Award based upon his demonstrated active involvement in the education and professional growth of pharmacy technicians and support staff. Cohen works at Saint Paul Hospital in Dallas.

#5TSHP Practitioner Recognition Program: The Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Practitioner Recognition Program is designed to recognize members who have made significant and sustained contributions to TSHP and the profession.  It is intended to recognize excellence in health-system pharmacy practice and promote public awareness of pharmacists who have distinguished themselves in practice. Candidates may not be a current director, officer or employee of TSHP, or a member of the TSHP Credentialing Committee. 
Linda Albrecht (see above)
Todd Canada, class of 1993
Tricia Meyer, class of 1973
Julie Nelson, class of 1974 and 1976

We look forward to honoring you at the TSHP annual meeting next month in Austin!

Last Reviewed: April 12, 2013

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