Congratulations to Dr. Trina von Waldner ’86, ’01, who retired from the College of Pharmacy on September 1, 2020. Dr. von Waldner joined the College in 2007 and held the positions of senior public service associate and director of continuing professional development and outreach at the time of her retirement. Before coming to UGA, she contributed more than 20 years of practice and administrative service as a pharmacy director in a regional hospital, and later as the pharmacy director for Georgia’s Southeastern Public Health District.
During her tenure at the College, Dr. von Waldner helped lead the Farm Worker Family Health Program (FWFHP), an innovative service-learning program for students, which encompassed nursing, physical therapy, dental hygiene, pharmacy, and public health for migrant farm workers and their families in Southwest Georgia. She also served as an expert in emergency preparedness, and it was her experience in this area that put her at the center of creating outreach opportunities and teaching current and future pharmacists the skills needed to manage crises in their own communities. In addition to these signature accomplishments, Dr. von Waldner developed the College’s co-curricular plan; served as a health care provider, preceptor, and leader for the Mercy Clinic in Athens/Clarke County; and supported student learning in other service and outreach opportunities; such as Camp Blue Skies and Pharmtoberfest.
Good luck and best wishes, Dr. von Waldner!