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Burkett named to Sheffield Award

Photo of BurkettDonna Burkett, clinical associate professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice, has been named recipient of the Wm. J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award. 

The College of Pharmacy Alumni Association presents the award annually as its highest tribute to an alumnus who personifies the attributes of the award's namesake, former Associate Dean Sheffield.

Burkett accumulated more than 25 years experience in hospital pharmacy management before accepting her faculty position where she teaches hospital pharmacy management courses and coordinates the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences.  She previously was director of pharmacies at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texsan Heart Hospital, and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Burkett served on the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (1997-2004), serving as board president from 2001-2002.   In 2003, she was appointed to the Texas Health & Human Services Commission Medicaid Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Committee where she served as vice chair.  Ms. Burkett also has served as president of both the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Central Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 

She graduated from the UT College of Pharmacy with a B.S. in pharmacy in 1972 and an M.S. in pharmacy administration in 2000. 

Last Reviewed: November 1, 2011

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