October 21, 2016
By Sydney DuPriest
JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Katie McClendon, assistant dean for student services in the School of Pharmacy on the Jackson campus, was elected as a 2016 Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). The ACCP is devoted to the advancement of clinical pharmacy, which focuses on the science and practice of medication use. Fellowship in the ACCP indicates demonstrated excellence by a clinical pharmacist.
“It’s an honor to be elected as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy,” said McClendon. “I’ve always enjoyed being a member of the College as there are many excellent clinicians who are dedicated to improving clinical pharmacy.”
McClendon has served as a clinical pharmacist for more than 10 years, and currently practices in two University of Mississippi Medical Center clinics. She’s been an active member of ACCP for eleven years, serving on its women’s health and ambulatory care committees, as well as in the mentor program. As part of ACCP, she advocated for including student pharmacists in clinical pharmacy research and scholarship, as well as contributed to several publications.
“We are very proud of Katie, and she is extremely deserving of this award,” said dean of the School of Pharmacy, David D. Allen. “She has contributed mightily to our school and to the overall profession with her dedication and her service.”
McClendon will be inducted during the fall meeting of ACCP on Oct. 23 in Hollywood, Florida.