Brown Named to Texas Teaching Award
Dr. Carolyn Brown, professor of pharmacy administration, has been named recipient of the 2008 Texas Excellence Teaching Award (TETA) for the College of Pharmacy. Milli Reddy, a graduate student in pharmacy administration, was honored for her work as a teaching assistant. Announcement of the honorees was made at the November All-College Holiday Party.
Brown, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1994, has been a faculty member for 14 and teaches courses in pharmacy administration, social issues in pharmacy and health in multicultural populations. Her research interests involve understanding cultural and social elements that impact both quality of care and therapeutic outcomes of patients with chronic illnesses, particularly ethnic minority patients who experience a disproportionate burden of poor health. The research focuses on patients' treatment decisions, particularly as they relate to use of prescribed medications and complimentary and alternative treatment practices.
The TETA program is sponsored by the UT Ex-Students Association that annually presents a $1,000 teaching award and a $500 teaching assistant awards to a representative from each of the university's schools and colleges.