Nashville — The Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), the only professional association representing pharmacists in all practice areas across the state, today announced it will welcome Pearson B. Balatow and Keaton Higgins into its Executive Fellowship in Association Management program on July 2, 2023. As executive fellows, Balatow and Higgins will work over the next year to expand TPA’s clinical initiatives, attend state and national pharmacy meetings, gain exposure to all aspects of association work and provide insight and assistance to the association and its members.
Balatow will graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in May 2023. He previously worked in the biotechnology industry with EDP BiotechCorp and has conducted medical research through the UTHSC and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He has also co-authored multiple articles published by medical publications on infectious disease.
Higgins will graduate from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in May 2023. During his time in pharmacy school, he held leadership positions in several organizations, including Phi Lambda Sigma, the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the Industry Pharmacists Organization.
Following recently awarded grant funding, the TPA expanded its fellowship program to include two pharmacists during the 2023-2024 year. Professionals who complete the one-year fellowship program are well prepared for leadership positions in a variety of settings in the profession of pharmacy and health care.
“We are excited to welcome Pearson and Keaton into TPA’s executive fellowship program following our successfully awarded grants, which allowed us to expand this important offering and support the continued development of outstanding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in our state,” said Anthony Pudlo, TPA’s Executive Director. “I look forward to seeing the ways our newest fellows will help contribute to the association’s mission to advance, protect, and promote high-quality pharmacist-provided patient care in Tennessee.”
To apply or learn more about the TPA Executive Fellowship in Association Management Program, please visit: www.tnpharm.org/tpa-executive-fellowship.