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Gamecock pharmacists awarded at SCSHP

Bookstaver and Barfield with awards

Two faculty members and alumni of the USC College of Pharmacy were recognized by the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists during their recent annual meeting in North Charleston. 

Reagan Barfield, ‘19, clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the Tandem Health-USC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, was recognized as the SCSHP Young Pharmacist of the Year for 2024. The award is given annually to an active health-systems pharmacist in South Carolina with extraordinary achievements and contributions to the field.

Barfield was also installed as president-elect for SCSHP during the meeting.

Brandon Bookstaver, ’04, professor and director of Residency and Fellowship Training, received the SCSHP Kenneth Flinchum Distinguished Service Award, given to a practicing pharmacist in South Carolina with at least 10 years of “extraordinary” service to health-systems pharmacy.

In addition, the Tandem Health-USC Pharmacy Residency program directed by Bookstaver and and coordinated by Barfield was recognized as a finalist for the PAI Best Practice Award, which evaluates projects and initiatives across the state related to focus areas of the ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative 2030. 

The Tandem Health-USC program, now in its third year, develops pharmacist leaders who improve the health of patients in outpatient rural and underserved settings.

Topics: Alumni, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences, Postgraduate Training

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