Freeman Elected to KPhA’s Top Office; Corum Named to Board
June 03, 2015
Trish Freeman, a UK College of Pharmacy alumna and faculty member, has been chosen to serve as President-Elect of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA). She will be installed to that office at KPhA’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Bowling Green, Kentucky in late June.
Chad Corum, President of the UK College of Pharmacy Class of 2012, was elected to the KPhA Board of Directors during that same round of voting. Dr. Corum is owner of Corum Family Pharmacy in Manchester, Kentucky.
Dr. Freeman serves as Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP). CAPP was created to utilize the College’s education, engagement, and research strengths to improve the practice of pharmacy across the state, the nation and the world. CAPP engages pharmacy stakeholders – including both practitioners and pharmacy-related organizations – to create, develop and implement novel care delivery models within pharmacy practice that improve medication use and health outcomes.
She holds two degrees from the UK College of Pharmacy, having received her Bachelor’s degree in 1987 and her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1991. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont, Dr. Freeman returned to the College in 1995, first as a part-time assistant professor and then as a full-time lecturer.
Dr. Freeman has been active in Kentucky’s pharmacy organizations throughout her career. She has served on the Advisory Council to the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, is a member of the Kentucky Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, and she remains a long-standing member of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Professional Affairs Committee.
On the national level, she is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.