College of Pharmacy Recognizes Faculty Promotions and Tenure

UGA President Dr. Jere Morehead has approved recommended promotions for Dr. Trisha Branan to Clinical Professor, Dr. Rebecca Stone to Clinical Professor, Dr. Christy Forehand to Clinical Associate Professor – Adjunct, and Dr. Lilian Sattler to Associate Professor. Dr. Sattler also was awarded tenure status. These faculty are members of the Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy department at the College; their promotions will take effect July 1, 2024.

“These outstanding colleagues are most deserving of these new designations,” remarked Dean Kelly Smith. “I am looking forward to the contributions they will make to the CAP department, the College, and the University of Georgia for years to come.”

Trisha Branan, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, is a clinical faculty member and Assistant Department Head for Professional Education in the College’s CAP department. She also is a founding member of the UGA Critical Care Collaborate (UGAC3). She maintains an active practice as a Clinical Pharmacist in the Intensive Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UGA and completed two years of post-graduate residency training specializing in critical care pharmacy. She is a Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist and a Fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Her clinical research and scholarship interests center around her work in critical care pharmacy, specifically in the management of patients with sepsis, and in pharmacy education. Dr. Branan’s central teaching mission is to advance critical care pharmacy practice through high-quality education founded on the pharmacist’s role as a patient-centered, team-oriented clinician. She has been locally and nationally recognized for excellence and innovation in teaching. She is actively involved and has held many leadership positions in several professional organizations, including the American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP), and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Rebecca Stone, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FCCP, has served as a clinical faculty member at the UGA College of Pharmacy since 2016. She delivers Ambulatory Care and Women’s Health content across all four years of the College’s curriculum. She serves as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy specialist, providing clinical ambulatory care pharmacy services at Piedmont Oconee within the Internal Medicine clinic, and OB/GYN clinics, where she precepts introductory (IPPE) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE), as well as PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residents. She co-founded the UGA Ambulatory Care Collaborative, a cohort of UGA Clinical Pharmacy faculty dedicated to the advancement of pharmacy practice in Georgia. Her areas of research interest include collaborative drug therapy modification, pharmacist prescribing, contraceptive access, emergency contraception, and medication use during pregnancy. She is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Emergency Contraception (ASEC), Georgia Pharmacist Association (GPhA), and the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP).

Lilian Sattler, PhD, RPh, FAHA, is a licensed pharmacist with a dual appointment in the College of Pharmacy’s CAP department and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Nutritional Sciences department. She leads an interdisciplinary, extramurally funded research laboratory. Her research investigates the epidemiology of lifestyle-related cardiovascular disease risk factors and tests the effect of clinical nutrition interventions on cardiovascular disease outcomes. Dr. Sattler has established a national reputation in cardiovascular health research, as evidenced by more than $800K obtained in extramural funding, invited talks, active service in national leadership roles at the American Heart Association (AHA), invitations to scientific statement writing groups, and the receipt of national and international research fellowships, including Fellow of the American Heart Association and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr. Sattler’s teaching mission aims to strengthen multidisciplinary, collaborative patient care, and supports the educational goals of the 2022 White House Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Christy Forehand, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wellstar MCG Health in Augusta. She also is the Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the UGA College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care Residency at MCG Health in Augusta. Her clinical research and scholarship interests include infectious diseases, critical care pharmacy practice advancement, medication safety, electrolyte disorders, continuous renal replacement therapies, and post-graduate pharmacy residency training. Dr. Forehand is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP), and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Congratulations to these four outstanding faculty members!

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