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Cindy Stowe, PharmD (BS ’90, PharmD ’91, R201), Dean at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science College of Pharmacy (UAMS), has been named the 2020 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. She will receive the award during the 2020 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting.

The Paul F. Parker Award is given annually to a past resident of the University of Kentucky (UK) Pharmacy Residency Program or an individual intimately associated with its success. This award recognizes an individual who has displayed a 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 for encouraging others’ personal and professional growth.

After completing her UK residency in 1993, Stowe spent two years in a Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Research Fellowship at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, training at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center. She then took a faculty position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at UAMS. During her nearly 19 years there, she was promoted to Professor with tenure, serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, then Associate Dean for Professional Education, and finally Associate Dean for Administrative and Academic Affairs.

While faculty at UAMS, she received numerous awards and honors—a testament to her commitment to student center learning and professional growth. These include an Outstanding Faculty Award (2022), Faculty Marshal for three consecutive years, and the Endowed Cindy D. Stowe Clinical Excellence Award for UAMS senior pharmacy students.

Stowe has made a profound impact on the lives of students and colleagues. “Practitioners like Dr. Stowe bring integrity, richness, and depth to the profession of pharmacy,” said Dawn Butler, PharmD (R207), the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and NICU Specialty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

In July 2014, Stowe was named Dean of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and later the Associate Provost of Sullivan University. Five years later, she then returned to UAMS to serve as Dean.

Ann Amerson Mazone, PharmD, Professor Emeritus at the UK College of Pharmacy and 1999 Paul F. Parker Award recipient, noted, “Dr. Stowe has displayed sustained contribution to the profession in practice, teaching and scholarly activity. Her selection as Dean at Sullivan University is further evidence of her development as an outstanding leader in the profession.”

The Paul F. Parker Virtual Luncheon is at 11:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, via Zoom. To register for the event, click here: https://ukcop.typeform.com/to/WKrjG0mW

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.