The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced that Blount Memorial pharmacist and University of Tennessee professor J. Aubrey Waddell is the 2011 recipient of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice. Waddell was selected in recognition of his impact on pharmacy practice within a hospital setting, including medication treatment for oncology patients and training of students and residents.
This award was established to recognize the achievements of an individual who has made a significant contribution or sustained contributions to the provision of pharmaceutical care within hospital and institutional practice. APhA’s awards program is pharmacy’s most comprehensive recognition program.
In his nomination letter, one of Waddell’s colleagues noted, “Aubrey has made a significant impact in our pharmacy department, among our health care team, in the medication treatment of our oncology patients and in the training of students and residents.” The colleague also said, “Students and residents thoroughly enjoy the learning experiences they have under Aubrey’s tutelage, as he is one of the most often chosen preceptors for residency projects. Several of our pharmacy staff choose to sit in on Aubrey’s oncology discussions just to improve their knowledge of oncology drug therapy. Dr. Waddell is an outstanding pharmacist and has clearly distinguished himself as a remarkable contributor to the advancement of pharmacy practice.”
In addition to his responsibilities at Blount Memorial, Waddell is a professor at the University of Tennessee College Of Pharmacy, Knoxville. He received a bachelor of science in pharmacy and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed residencies in hospital pharmacy practice and hematology-oncology pharmacy practice at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army, having served on active duty as a pharmacy officer from 1984 to 2005. Waddell is board-certified in oncology pharmacy and is a fellow of APhA.