Faculty and Students to be Recognized at 2024 TPA Conference & Expo

By Alyssa Trudeau
June 5, 2024

Each year, the Texas Pharmacy Foundation bestows various awards and scholarships to exceptional Texas Pharmacy professionals and students. This July, one UT Austin College of Pharmacy faculty member and seven students will be recognized and presented with their awards at the 2024 TPA Conference & Expo in Allen, Texas. 

Horns up for Longhorn Pharmacy excellence! 

A headshot of Dr. Amanda Stallings. Stallings has shoulder-length straight blonde hair and is wearing a fuchsia shirt under a black blazer. She is smiling to the camera, warmly.

Distinguished Service Award Winner
Dr. Amanda Stallings

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Amanda Stallings, Pharm.D. has been recognized by TPA as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, honoring her significant contribution to the profession. She was nominated by her peers and selected by a committee of the TPA Association Affairs Council.

"I am incredibly honored to receive this award. Service to the pharmacy profession is not just ancillary to my role as a pharmacist and educator, but an integral of who I am as a professional. I learned early in my training and career how vital professional engagement is from many mentors who also exhibited extraordinary dedication to the profession of pharmacy. 

I am grateful to be engaged in professional service at the local, state and national level. I have cultivated many enduring and flourishing relationships from my time in professional organizations. I also feel a deep commitment and fulfillment to serving the greater healthcare community by volunteering in underserved clinics and healthcare screening events. Professional engagement is not just a duty, but a calling for me and this award is a reflection of that mentality!"

A headshot of student pharmacist Adam Campo. Adam is wearing a white coat and black polo shirt, smiling to camera. He is standing by the Pharmacy sign outside of the building on campus and is holding up the "hook 'em horns" UT Austin sign with his hand.

Abeldt Family Scholarship Recipient
Adam Campos

"I am grateful to receive the Texas Pharmacy Foundation Abeldt Family Scholarship because achieving this scholarship pushes me further to continue working hard towards my goals. This scholarship allows me to keep pursuing my passion of leadership at UTCOP and professional affiliations as well. With my involvement and leadership, I hope to continue impacting others along the way of my goal of becoming a clinical pharmacist."



A headshot of student pharmacist Doeun Kim. She is wearing a white coat and smiling to camera in a photo taken outside in the courtyard. She has long brown hair.

John and Beverly Carson Scholarship Recipient
Doeun Kim

"Receiving this scholarship holds great significance for me as a student pharmacist eager to contribute to our community. Having completed my first year of pharmacy school, I'm enthusiastic about continuing my journey in this field, striving to make a meaningful difference for both present and future student pharmacists. With this scholarship, I aspire to expand my impact nationally by engaging in professional associations and attending conferences across various regions, enriching my knowledge to benefit the Texas pharmacy community and beyond."

A headshot of student pharmacist Sydney S. Sydney is wearing a white coat and holding her hands up to show the UT Austin "Hook 'Em" sign. She smiles brightly in front of the Pharmacy Building sign on campus.

George Webb Scholarship Recipient
Sydney Saenz

"Being chosen as a recipient of the George Webb Scholarship is an immense honor, especially considering the legacy of George Webb. This award will allow me to pursue professional development opportunities that I would not have been able to pursue otherwise and allow me to retain active involvement in school and my community."


Headshot of student pharmacist Esther. Esther is wearing a white coat and sits smiling brightly at the camera. She has long dark brown hair and is pictured against a grey backdrop.

General Scholarship Recipient
Esther Albuquerque

"It is truly an honor to be supported by the Texas Pharmacy Foundation and receive this scholarship. As I head into residency application season, this financial award means a lot in helping me apply to programs and reach my career potential."





A headshot of Ted Sohn. Ted has black hair and is wearing a grey suit with a blue tie. He is smiling to camera with green shrubbery in the background.

Marvin Shepherd Ph.D. Scholarship Recipients
Ted Sohn, Pharm.D.

"I am deeply honored to receive the Texas Pharmacy Foundation Marvin Shepherd Ph.D. Scholarship, as it significantly supports my Ph.D. research in health outcomes. This scholarship empowers me to make meaningful contributions to patient care and community health, continuing Dr. Shepherd's dedication to medication safety and the advancement of the pharmacy field."


A headshot of Amaka Epoh. Amaka is wearing a white coat and a sparkly beige top. She is standing in front of the Pharmacy building sign and smiling brightly to camera.

Amaka Epoh, Pharm.D.






A headshot of Dr. Suheib Omran. He has dark brown hair and a brown beard and is looking directly to camera. Dr. Omran is wearing a light blue shirt and has a blue-corded name tag or lanyard around his neck.

Suheib Omran, Pharm.D.








Congratulations to all recipients of these prestigious state-level awards!

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