PCP Dean Dr. Lisa Lawson will be honored with the Paul F. Parker Award which recognizes University of Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Program alumni. The award will be presented to her on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at UK’s annual Parker Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2011 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition held in New Orleans this year.
The Paul F. Parker Award is given annually to a past resident of the University of Kentucky Pharmacy Residency Program or to an individual intimately associated with the success of the program. This award recognizes an individual who has displayed sustained contribution to the profession in practice, teaching or research; a commitment to high ideals and excellence in their chosen field; leadership and innovation; and a passion to encourage the personal and professional growth of others.
“To be associated with the legacy of Dr. Paul F. Parker is a highlight of my career," said Dr. Lawson. "Dr. Parker was a true visionary and leader—one of clinical pharmacy’s most influential proponents. I remember him most, however, as my mentor and major professor. His guidance has had a profound impact on my personal and professional development. I am deeply honored to receive this award.”
Dr. Lawson received her PharmD degree from the UK College of Pharmacy, followed by a three-year residency, with namesake Dr. Paul F. Parker serving on her graduate committee as well as her residency preceptor. She joined the faculty of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1982.