Tipton Lecture

The Joyce A. Tipton Leadership Lecture

The Joyce A. Tipton Leadership Lecture

The Tipton Leadership Lecture award is bestowed annually upon an individual that has shown outstanding leadership in pharmacy throughout their career. The award’s inaugural year was 2019 and the first recipient of the award was its namesake; Joyce Tipton.

Recipients of this award are determined via committee which consists of individuals selected from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Board of Advisors. Recipients are invited to speak at the TSHP Annual Seminar, held in April annually. In addition, recipients will receive a plaque and $1,000 award.

About Joyce Tipton

Joyce A. Tipton, RPh, MBA, FASHP received her BS Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in Houston, Texas and a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Before retirement, Ms. Tipton’s career included leadership positions as the Administrative Director of Pharmacy and Respiratory Care for Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (MHMCC) in Houston, Chief Pharmacy Officer and Interim Director of Quality and Safety at Baylor College of Medicine, Administrative Director of Pharmacy at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Supervisor at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She served as the Residency Program Director for the Memorial Hermann Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency and is Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP).

Ms. Tipton served a six-year governor’s appointment on the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. She received the recognition of Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Meritorious Achievement Award from the UHCOP, and the Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists Lourdes M. Cuellar Award.

Ms. Tipton was the catalyst for the development of The Houston Program, a concurrent Master of Science in Health System Pharmacy Leadership and Administration and Residency program for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Texas Medical Center hospitals. She continues to support The Houston Program through lectures, mentoring, and as an active member of the Board of Advisors. She serves on the UHCOP Dean’s Advisory Council, including a term as president and served on the Houston Community College Pharmacy Technician Program Advisory Board. Joyce was devoted to precepting and mentoring pharmacist and technician students, pharmacist residents, and new practitioners.

Ms. Tipton implemented one of the country’s earliest Emergency Department pharmacy services in 1995 at WFUBMC and continued to support the expansion of pharmacist clinical services in the Emergency Department with the implementation of this service at St. Luke’s and Memorial Hermann. She developed the structure for the Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Epidemiology at St. Luke’s and an antimicrobial stewardship program at MHMCC. She created the role of Medication Safety Coordinator for MHMCC which was expanded throughout the health system.

Ms. Tipton served as a member of the ASHP Pharmacy Forecast Advisory Committee for three years and was a chapter author and presenter for the Pharmacy Forecast at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. She has a special interest in the impact of strategic operational planning and systematic quality improvement application in the medication use process and medication safety. Ms. Tipton has given numerous presentations and webinars on the topic of strategic planning and she led team approach strategic operational planning for pharmacy departments for over 20 years.

Joyce A. Tipton, RPh, MBA, FASHP

Past Recipients/Lecturers

  • 2019 – Joyce A. Tipton
  • 2020 - PENDING

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